How to Cross a Continent

Few people travel across entire continents these days.  It’s a shame.  Cheap airfares allow time-pressed travelers  to skip across our earth without ever seeing what lies between Point A and B.  But you’re different – you want to experience a continent in its entirety, to gain an intimate understanding of the land and her peoples. … Continue reading

Paradise Found…and Lost (Ko Phi Phi, Thailand)

I was floating on my back in the middle of an enormous lagoon in total silence. The early morning sun crept over the cliffs and shone its first rays onto the beach and gently warmed the water. The lagoon was cloistered from the sea, surrounded on three sides by towering palisades that separated the ocean water from … Continue reading