The Good in 2017

I think that we can all agree that 2017 has been…. a year. I’m only peripherally aware of how the year has played out for countries other than the US since there has been just so much to focus on at home. Even though I had to keep my travel to a minimum, a lot […]

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My Experience with “Happy Pizza” in Cambodia

We all do things we regret…. …this is not one of them. Trigger Warning: We’re going to talk about drugs. I’m using nicknames because (a) the parties involved have jobs where I don’t feel comfortable using their names and (b) I want to. To set the scene, this was a few years back. Actually, there […]

Odd Things I do to Save Money for a Trip

I’ve given up buying coffee on the way to work and almost never go out to eat. Lists that cover things you can do to save money for X-reason, no matter how general they may be, are definitely valuable. If every list you look at has even one idea you haven’t yet thought of, the […]

The ONE Question I Always ask Locals

Looking to explore more off the beaten path travel? Every trip I take, I make it a point to speak with locals. It doesn’t have to be a deep moving conversation (though it can be if the interaction moves that way), but I always make a strong effort to connect in some way. My favorite […]

Exploring DUMBO with Made in Brooklyn Tours

I recently took a super quick trip to New York for the Travel+SocialGood Summit (now re-branded as Impact Travel Alliance). The theme of this year’s summit was sustainable tourism, focusing in on the UN Sustainable Development Goals set forth for 2017. As with all good conferences, TSG set up a handful of tour options for […]