Tourism & Travel Archive

From My Window Seat

From My Window Seat

Above Siberia, February 26, 2009. Right now I am looking at an expanse of white, stretching as far as the horizon, broken by an occasional jagged dark line. A few hundred kilometers back, the vast plateau of white had a shattered appearance, …
Sri Lanka (Or is it Bali? Or Mauritius?)

Sri Lanka (Or is it Bali? Or Mauritius?)

Kalutara, Sri Lanka January 1, 2008 We all do stupid things from time to time, even though we should know better. Sometimes we do them for reasons that even we can’t figure out. Making a booking at the XYZ Resort (see footnote) …
Twelve Travel Laws, Version 1.0

Twelve Travel Laws, Version 1.0

Taking a regional geography course is a good way to learn about the world. But it’s not the best way. The best way is to travel. I made a rash statement in some of my classes last week. I was encouraging students …