Mini-Guide: A Day in Dubai

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Tweet What place can boast an indoor ski slope inside a mall and man-made islands?  You are on the right track if you were thinking of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a commercial hub, originally built on the oil industry.  …

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Mini-guide: The Winelands of South Africa

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Tweet Do you ever think of the wine when you think of South Africa?  This wine region is quite remarkable from the breathtaking views to the delicious gourment food to the wide variety of wine.  Here is a mini-guide of the …

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5 Extreme Sports to Try in Africa

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Tweet When you think of Africa, you probably think of the many safaris and the villages you could visit.  But did you ever think about the extreme sports in Africa?  Africa has the beautiful wildlife and scenery, but it also …

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Day Trip Mini-guide: Napa Valley

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Tweet Wine. Wine. Wine.  If you love wine or love beautiful scenery, Napa Valley is the place for you.  About 1 to 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, it is a close day-trip. When to go Napa Valley is a year-round destination.  It …

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Weekend Trip Mini-guide: South Lake Tahoe in the Summer

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Tweet Lake Tahoe, a fresh water lake shared between California and Nevada, offers visitors summer and winter outdoor pursuits.  The crystal clear waters glitter with the sun’s touch.  Different hues of blue appear as the gradient level of water increases.  …

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Top 10 Highlights of My 51-Day Trip in South America

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Tweet Imagine hearing samba music in the distance.  The drums. The rhythmic beat.  Just listening to the music sounds exotic.  Samba is very popular in Brazil, but the seductive dance moves are prevalent in many countries in South America.  From the Andes …

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4 days in Boulder and Colorado Springs (Colorado)

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Tweet June 2010 Colorado, home of the Rocky Mountains “Rockies,” offers active sports during the summer and winter.  In the summer, you can hike the various trails in Boulder or enjoy white-water rafting in the Royal Gorge.  In the winter, you can …

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12 days in Singapore and Southern Thailand

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Tweet April 2010 My journey started in Singapore after my 29-day trip in Southeast Asia.  Singapore is a large cosmopolitan city with plenty of places to eat and shop.  There are four official languages:  English, Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), and Tamil.  As …

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