Georgia the Country, Not the State

Georgia the Country, Not the State

There are a lot of things in this world I do no understand and probably never will.  One of the most confusing concepts for me is why, how, and what is going on with Georgia not being on every “You Need to Get Your Butt…

I Fell in Love With a Dog in Tbilisi

I Fell in Love With a Dog in Tbilisi

Someone once asked me what was the most romantic, poignant, heartbreaking thing that happened in all my travels.  I told them the truth – once upon a time, I fell in love with a dog in Tbilisi. I was sitting on a bench and she…

Wallonia: Discovering Undiscovered Belgium

Wallonia: Discovering Undiscovered Belgium

We absolutely love Belgium! Despite its tiny size, the country packs a lot and spending 8 days there was barely enough to scratch the surface.  With the size of the U.S. state of Maryland, Belgium has three very distinct regions: Dutch-speaking Flanders in the north,…

A Traveler’s Dilemma: The Human Zoo

A Traveler’s Dilemma: The Human Zoo

In December of 2013, while travelling through northern Thailand, we had an option of visiting indigenous hill tribe villages in Chiang Mai province. As we walked the streets of Chiang Mai, the administrative center of the province, nearly every tourist agency and hotel touted trips…