Top Ten Destinations in 2019

Welcome, 2019. You’ve probably taken down your holiday decorations by now. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a few days away, and Valentine's Day arrives a few weeks afterwards. As the new year and its holidays march forward, have you stopped to think...

Japan: Nara & Uji

We left Osaka in the early afternoon and arrived in the bustling, contemporary Kyoto Station. Just riding up the multiple levels of escalators to the rooftop of the huge department store adjacent to the station was quite a trip. ...

The Silk Road Part 1: Kashgar

I have been wanting to go to Kashgar for at least half my life.  When I was a student in China, that was the Holy Grail of backpacking adventures. The very far western edge of China, well past the boundary where China stops being Chinese and...

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