Always Travel With These 10 Things


Over the years I have gotten down packing to a science. Who am I kidding? I hate packing and find it to be the most dredging part about traveling. Having to decide what matching outfits, shoes, and jewelry to carry for 2 weeks that would be perfect for the weather, activities, and local culture consumes … Continue reading Always Travel With These 10 Things

Find and Fly – Brazilian Street Dogs Immigrate To Loving Homes Oversees


Vivian Denise Mauro is an American lady I met at the Casa Dom Inacio De Loyola in Brazil. On a sunny warm morning, we stood outside the Casa’s cafeteria and chatted like old friends, though we had just met. Vivian told me that she first came to see John of God with a group of women … Continue reading Find and Fly – Brazilian Street Dogs Immigrate To Loving Homes Oversees

All You Need to Know About John of God in Brazil


I first heard about John of God about 10 years ago while watching the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah magazine editor, Susan Casey had recently travelers to Brazil and found personal healing after the passing of her father. Oprah herself traveled to the tiny village of Abadiania to interview this Miracle Man who had cured over … Continue reading All You Need to Know About John of God in Brazil

Ten Things I Learned at The Sedona Yoga Festival


Sedona is a magical place, and when I learned that there was going to be a yoga festival taking place in Sedona, I immediately signed up! This was actually the fifth annual Sedona Yoga Festival which generally takes place in February/ March time frame. The festival lasts for 4-days and includes over 200 workshops on … Continue reading Ten Things I Learned at The Sedona Yoga Festival

A Guide To NYC’s Best Subway Art


Whether you’re a native New Yorker or a tourist looking to explore the wonders of the city, you’ll no doubt find yourself taking the subway. While there are certainly crazy NYC subway stories that’ll make you crave a cab, venturing into New York’s underground can be unforgettable for good reasons, too. This is especially true is you’re into colorful … Continue reading A Guide To NYC’s Best Subway Art

10 Things You Must Do in Rio De Janeiro


Rio De Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Beaches, forest and mountains give the city a picturesque backdrop that can be enjoyed from practically anywhere in the city. If you are headed to Rio for the first time for vacation, here are the top 10 places you must cross off your checklist… … Continue reading 10 Things You Must Do in Rio De Janeiro

The Biggest Party in The World – Photos From Rio Carnival 2017


The Carnival in Rio De Janeiro is bigger than all of the carnivals around the world put together! I couldn’t fathom the scale of this statement until I experienced it for myself this February. While Carnival parties take place for 3 weeks across neighborhoods in Brazil, the grandest event is held at Rio Sambadrome on Carnival … Continue reading The Biggest Party in The World – Photos From Rio Carnival 2017

Why Volunteering Abroad Leads To Happier Travel Experiences


We all know that staying happy and joyous can improve one’s lifestyle immensely. But it doesn’t just end there. It also helps in a lot of ways to keep your health in check and (might even) increase your lifespan as well. As an individual, we must always look for reasons, occasions, and ways to stay … Continue reading Why Volunteering Abroad Leads To Happier Travel Experiences

Highlights From The New York Times Travel Show 2017


We are back from The New York Times Travel Show where I spoke, signed copies of my books, and networked with dozens of travel companies from around the world. This year, it was a record breaking show with 30,099 participants and 560 companies representing over 170 countries! On Saturday, I spoke on a panel called Global Travel Tips for … Continue reading Highlights From The New York Times Travel Show 2017

Beach, Buddha and Pagoda – How To Spend 5 Days in Myanmar


Myanmar (aka Burma) has only recently opened to tourism after lifting an embargo on foreign visitors. Tucked away in the South Asian peninsula, the country is unknown to most western tourists, except for it’s communist politics followed by a fight for democracy led by female activist Aung San Suu Kyi. A deeper dive into Myanmar’s history … Continue reading Beach, Buddha and Pagoda – How To Spend 5 Days in Myanmar