What to see and do in Tobago

Pigeon Point.
Pigeon Point.
Glass bottom boats at Store Bay.
No Man's Land.
Lunch at Jemma's.
Mural art in Scarborough.
Views from Fort George.

It may be that I’m a little biased toward this sweet isle I spent much of my life in, but it’s still pure fact that Tobago is a charming, untapped Caribbean island.

Postcards from Tobago

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There’s beauty and color and joy to be found in many places around the world, but for me, I find the most of it in Tobago. From the un-overrun beaches with perfectly teal waters to the warm, family-like hospitality to the best-ever homemade coconut ice cream, there’s a lot to love about this place.

5 places to hit in Cairo

Outside the Egyptian Museum.Goodies at the bazaar!Sugar cane juice.Um Ali at Sequoia.Pigeon, kofta, veggies, hummus at Farahat.

If you haven’t been to Egypt, something is missing from your life. Whether you think so or know it or not. It’s the kind of place that almost seems to add a piece to life’s puzzle in a way I can’t quite put my finger on. Cairo can’t be summed up in a blog post—its history runs too deep and its culture is too colorful. But since all I’ve got is a blog post, I’ll work with what I’ve got.

Postcards from the Pyramids

Me at the Pyramids.My perfect camel.My newfound friends.The Great Sphinx.Valley Temple of Khafre.Could this look more ancient?

Sometimes you dream about a place so much, fantasize about yourself in it for so long, that by the time you reach it, the “wow” you expected to feel is really more like a “meh.” Well that was absolutely not the case with the Pyramids. In this case, I think the experience topped the fantasies.

Tips on traveling in China

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Anytime you travel to a country where you can’t speak the language, it will be a bit of a challenge. When you can’t even recognize the alphabet they use, that challenge gets a little more challenging. And when the locals you’re around speak as little of your language as you do of theirs—which might be pretty much none—you’re in for adventure.