Stories From The Road
David and I get engaged on a camel safari in the Thar desert!
Experiencing rural India in the Rajasthan desert was emotionally exhausting but a valuable lesson in putting a face to some of the world's poorest population.
It would be easy to have the festival of Holi leave a bad taste in your mouth, but it truly is a cultural celebration like no other.
The Ranakpur Jain Temple embodies the splendor of India and is breath-taking in its architecture and details.
India can sometimes be a stressful and sometimes upsetting place for foreign women, but once you have your expectations in line, cultural differences don’t have to weigh heavily on your visit.
People say that you’ll either love or hate India, but I found I had room in my heart to both love and hate this wild country.
"As I watched the loris in Thailand, the image that filled my mind was that of being awake under anesthetic; plunged into fear and pain and no one can tell you are screaming."
Coron pales in some respects to El Nido, but makes for another memorable destination in the Phillipines.
The small town of El Nido in The Philippines is one of the most beautiful places in the world, full of friendly people and spectacular views.
The Bahamas are usually thought of as a luxury destination, but visiting the capital on New Providence Island can be done on a backpacker budget.
Boston makes me fall in love with seasons...and the city itself....all over again.
As the city of Shanghai modernizes into a megalopolis of consumerism and construction, its own history and people are demolished in its wake.
More images from my incredible volunteering experience at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
In a culture of abuse and exploitation, the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand stands out as an oasis of insurmountable love and respect.
Riding an elephant in Thailand may seem like a harmless photo opp, but a closer look into Thai culture reveals a paradoxical tradition of elephant abuse.
My adventure in China comes to a close as I reflect on how grateful I am to have been able to take this risk.
There are ghosts in Cambodia. Tangible shadows that hang over the land, a secret story interwoven in the buildings, the scenery, the people. And yet, there is something deeper and more magical, within the strength of the living, that only takes a smile to discover.
Dead fish, crowded subways, and learning Mandarin....my initial thoughts on China since I moved here a month ago.
A simple bike ride leads us down the road less traveled that no picture can capture.
The universe drops in my lap an incredible new adventure that will undoubtedly change the direction of my life.
Nature shows its immense beauty and cruelty through the lives of its smaller creatures.
We struggle with the sad challenge of dealing with street kids and learn invaluable lessons about the frustrating side of travel.
We learn about visa scams the hard way at the Cambodian border crossing. Also, I yell at the taxi mafia.
I spend several hours communicating without having the luxury of a common tongue and manage to be only slightly terribly awkward.
Weaving through the streets of Bangkok on the most fun tourist scam ever.
Find out what's in store for Quixotic Road in 2013. Includes unicycles, pterodactyls, and of course, lots of travel.
A vivid memory about a small French Quarter loom shop and its unusual inhabitants.
The best live music, hot-dog loving alligators, and near death by powdered sugar beignets. New Orleans has it all.
Take a visual tour of the Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans, where grave robbers have ripped tombs apart and swamp ferns are slowly reclaiming crumbling stones.
Iceland stuns me with its landscapes, luxury, and the generosity of its people.