The dark side of Airbnb

There is a dark side to Airbnb that no one talks about. Airbnb is a modern reinvention of of ancient custom. In ancient times hotels didn’t exist. In the middle east traveler’s would wait in public squares to see if anyone invited them into their home for the night. Airbnb has many pluses. It cuts lodging…

Traveling with chronic health problems

Have you ever been so tired that you couldn’t think? Couldn’t talk? Couldn’t feed yourself? I’ve been too tired to pee before. I just layed in my bed for almost 48 straight hours, holding it in because it was too much effort to move. From birth I’ve always had some health problems (my poor parents), but…

An Insider’s Guide to The Village at Grand Traverse

Do you have a love of historic buildings and entertaining backstories? The Village at Grand Traverse is an active restoration site of the old state mental hospital. Now turned foodie heaven, a day at The Commons includes boutique shopping, gourmet cuisine, and educational tours. Here are a few of my favorite stops for your next summer trip to Northern Michigan. Spanglish Seriously…

The Covert Clip Security Wallet

This is an affiliate post for the Covert Clip security wallet. The Covert Clip offers wearers peace of mind from pickpockets an identity theft.  I took mine to Europe and Central America where the threat of theft can be an ever nagging thought in the back of your mind. The Covert Clip rests comfortably on…

How to spend 7 Days in British Columbia

Vancouver Vancouver is beautiful. It’s a great city if you like the outdoors. Local residents are diverse and athletic. I visited in the fall. If your looking for a mixture of nature and architecture here are my top 4 recommendations. VanDusen gardens is 55 acres of plants from all over the world including ponds, waterfalls,…

Why Visiting Bristish Colombia is a Must

The People. Yes, I know it sounds cliche, but Canada has exceptionally polite citizens. You can engage almost anyone who speaks English in polite conversation. British Columbia has the friendliest customs agents (WA State Border Patrol Excluded) they were fast, efficient, even apologetic. I remember once flying back into the USA I thought I had accidentally…

Traveling Belizean

Have you ever wondered what it’s like for people or different nationalities and cultures to travel? In spite of its land mass Belize is the most sparsely populated country in Central America with less then 350,000 people. The government works hard to promote ecotourism and preserve its nations culture. As a result the Belize lacks…