Denmark — A Tribute to the Non-Winners

In April and June 2017, I traveled to Denmark, the Netherlands, the U.K., France and Spain, and I have to say, by far, hands-down, the most inspirational place I saw was Copenhagen, Denmark. Spain gets second place for being an incredibly enlightening surprise—historically, educationally and socially; but the history of Denmark (its preservation of old…

Princeville: Not for Landlubbers

It’s been 17 years since I’ve been to Kauai. It’s hard to imagine that I used to say I went often. I used to think we lived there. I was about 13 years old on my last visit. I got a second set of ear piercings, a Hanalei hat, learned to write Hiragana and listened…

The Forbidden City: Meh.

It was hot during the entirety of our tour through China. And I mean, it was hot. So imagine our surprise when the long-awaited day to visit the Forbidden City arrives, and it was pouring rain. The rain was so heavy we could barely see where we’re going (a nice hiatus from the visually impairing…