Your vacation is planned and you can’t wait to start the adventure. Then…disaster strikes: hurricane, flooding, earthquake. What do you do? Cancel? Delay? Switch to an unaffected destination? Don’t change your plans. Revise them. If you were planning on a beach vacation maybe half of it could be on a towel with sand in your toes and the other half could be with a pair of sturdy gloves and a shovel.
Here’s our Nepal reading list for the family. There was a dearth of Nepali authors for adults, but Samrat Upadhyay is prolific and enjoyable. As we noted in our post on keeping kids riveted, previewing learning before a trip helps to create a meaningful and lasting impact for kids…and adults. The book covers link directly to Amazon. […]
Ok, yes, I am exaggerating. I do like people, but I’d rather not travel with a group. Hanging out, not by myself, but with family, friends, or a couple new people is best. I call myself an introverted extrovert. Jay, on the other hand, is an extroverted introvert. He likes being alone but when in groups he […]
Turns out that Van Morison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is catchy no matter what language you speak. We were several days into our homestay in Chandeni, Nepal, a few hours outside of Kathmandu. Afternoons were downtime where the kids were ever-present, enthusiastic for hikes or games. I admit, I was a little nervous – how would they […]
Tourism is an environmentally high-impact endeavor. Flights, hotels, eating and drinking, etc. I am prone to feelings of guilt so I try to do something about it. Now, I’m not recommending a life lived under the mantle of guilt, but I do have some ideas about mitigation. Three simple approaches I use are to 1) offset our impact, 2) avoid plastic, and 3) pack our bags strategically/philanthropically.