One of the best parts of the Tibetan Encounter Tour in Nepal was a free health consultation with a Tibetan doctor. Tour guide Thupten Gyatso took us to Tashiling settlement’s health clinic near Phewa Lake in Pokhara. My first encounter with Tibetan herbal medicine —… Read More »Will Tibetan Herbal Medicine Make You Healthy?
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If you’re wondering about the best things to see and do on the North Shore of Vancouver, you’ve come to the right place! I’m a travel blogger and author; I’ve lived in Deep Cove for 10 years and on the North Shore for 13. I’m… Read More »What Is the Best Thing to Do in Deep Cove? Ask a Local
Travel bans are costly, frustrating, and even painful. You planned your trip months ago, but a travel ban is forcing you to stay home. Or maybe you can’t return home after a vacation; you’re banned from traveling because of a health pandemic such as the… Read More »3 Ways to Cope When You’re Banned From Traveling
How do you make a bad vacation good? These easy tips for fixing terrible trips will help you salvage even the worst holiday — even when your fellow travelers are stubborn as mules or sick as dogs. My worst vacation experience was with my sister.… Read More »How to Cope When Everything Goes Wrong on Your Vacation
Traveling from Pokhara to Bandipur by tourist bus is a slow, inexpensive, non-touristy way to see the Tribhuvan Highway in Nepal. It’s also full of surprises! Just like every Buddhist stupa, temple, peace pagoda, monastery and Tibetan refuge camp I visited. Even the monkeys in… Read More »12 Tips for Taking Tourist Buses in Nepal
Even if you prefer to travel solo, you want company sometimes. Meeting new people and making friends when you travel makes the trip more fun – even for introverted writers like me, who love being alone! But how do you make friends when you’re in… Read More »7 Easy Ways to Make Friends When You’re Traveling Solo
One of the biggest challenges of traveling to countries like Nepal and Peru is the pain of seeing starving, neglected dogs. “It makes me too sad to see dogs who are hungry and homeless,” a friend said. “How do you cope with animal abuse when… Read More »How I Coped With Seeing Starving Dogs in Nepal
If you bring your non-UAE passport to prove you aren’t a resident, you can buy alcohol in Dubai. In the past, wine, beer and hard liquor was only sold to tourists in licensed restaurants.