Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

AK Monthly Recap: July 2016

Finally, after seven months stateside, I broke out my worn navy passport and traveled abroad once again! I needed a break, but I still can’t believe it lasted seven months. This month was about South Africa. My friend Beth and I spent just over two weeks in the country, my third visit and her first. In addition […]

The UNESCO Hunt: 1-10

A few months ago, I resolved to visit 101 UNESCO World Heritage Sites by the end of the year. That would require me to visit 50 new sites in about eight months. It soon became clear that this was not going to happen. I failed in several ways. First off, I was traveling solidly for […]

Sexy Dutch Design and Architecture

Whenever I visit a new country, a few things initially jump out at me — whether it’s the flat toilet bowls of Austria or the fact that you’ll be charged if you don’t turn away the bread that arrives on your table in Portugal. I made my long-overdue first visit to the land of windmills […]

Guest Post: That Time Christine Ate a Spacecake in Amsterdam

This guest post was written by Christine Amorose of C’est Christine. Unlike many young travelers, I was more interested in the colors of the tulip fields than the green of marijuana. I’m not a big partier, so Amsterdam’s red-light district, late-night partying and freedom to smoke marijuana weren’t why I wanted to visit. But Rex and […]

Never Compromise Your Travel Ideals

Image: Werner Kunz About a year ago, while working at my last job, I found out that I might be sent to London for a week or so.  Though this would be a business trip, I was jumping-out-of-my-skin excited. Oh, to spend more time in the great city of London, where I’ve only stayed for […]

Winter Honeymoon Ideas

The other day, I received an email from my friend Marie, a former coworker of mine. She’s getting married in December and she’s looking for a winter honeymoon destination.  Here are the details: We are able to travel between December 18 or 19, 2010 and January 2, 2011 and I think we want to go […]