Monday, February 27th, 2017

Traditional Valencian Costumes and Rituals at Las Fallas

“What I love about festivals in Spain is that they’re all ingrained in religion somehow, and their traditions have been passed down for generations,” our Busabout guide, Dax, told us.  “Well, except for La Tomatina.  That’s just a tomato fight.  But the rest of them, they’re about religion.” Dax is right — and being in […]

How to Tie a Bedouin Scarf

On this icy cold Sunday — well, at least it is here in Massachusetts! — I’ve got a video for you straight from the desert: Wadi Rum in Jordan. While in Jordan, I learned that there are SO many ways to tie a headscarf, either for men or for women. And I wanted to learn […]

Designing AWESOME Custom Clothing in Hoi An

I knew Hoi An was famous for its abundance of custom clothing tailors, but I had no idea just how crazy fashion in Hoi An could get! It started with a girl I met in my dorm in Hanoi.  She was wearing incredible Nike sneakers made out of beautifully patterned Asian satin. “Your shoes are […]

I’ve Officially Become a Hippie.

If you’ve traveled any backpacker trail, you know the uniform: harem pants, bracelets galore, dreadlocks, souvenir t-shirts featuring local beers. I swore that I would never look like that, never dress like that. Then Cambodia happened. It started on my first day.  After visiting the Killing Fields, I bought a bracelet made of Cambodian wood […]