Photos of Nha Trang Vietnam

Nha Trang

When we first arrived in Nha Trang, Vietnam we were not sure what to make of it. It seems to be a favorite vacation spot for Russians and the streets and beaches are packed with them. But after our initial shock of seeing lobster-red-sunburned Russians in nut-hugging Speedos everywhere, we decided we liked it. It reminded us a lot of Waikiki in Hawaii and we felt we could use some sun and sand and enjoy our time there. Everywhere we turned there was something new to explore. From the ancient temple tower of Po Nagar to the ultra-modern and touristy amusement park at Vinpearl, we always had something to keep us busy. In-between seeing the sights, we enjoyed lounging on the beach and playing in the warm South China Sea. I hope you enjoy the photos…

Sydney’s Corner: The Ancient Greek Games

and they are off

In this blog you will learn about the first Olympics.  Did you know this?  The Greeks invented the first Olympic games.  Let the games begin. The first thing you might want to know is where the games began. Take a guess which city the games began in. Its pretty obvious once you know. The place […]

Photo Essay: Jerusalem

Western Wall (Wailing Wall)

Jerusalem is a city of contrasts. It’s old, it’s new, and everything in between. Some people are armed with Holy books teaching peace, while others are armed with fully automatic weapons. From flowers to barbwire, you never know what you may find. Below is a collection of photos that I took that define Jerusalem; at […]

Your Finances in a Foreign Land

Portland International Airport

Traveling of almost any sort is exciting and a little nerve-wracking. There is so much to think of, especially for those traveling in groups such as families, or those making their first ‘serious’ trip such as gap-year students. With passports to organize, flights to co-ordinate, insurance to book… it’s small wonder that sometimes details get […]

Sydney’s Corner: Digging for Dinner

Koh Phangan

Have you ever been to Thailand and seen the ladies on the beach digging.  You might want to know what they are digging for.  They are digging for coquinas and you also maybe wondering what coquinas are.  They are miniature clams.  You will find them on the beach deep in the sand. To find them […]

Travel Fatigue and a 4-Letter Word (Jobs)


There comes a time in long-term travel where you hit a wall and experience travel fatigue. You can only see so many castles, museums, temples, churches, or memorials before they all start looking the same. You find yourself going through them quickly, skimming over everything, just so you can say you’ve been there. After spending […]