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
You’re at the airport – maybe even at the Kathmandu Airport in Nepal, like I was – and the check-in counter clerk says you can’t board the plane. The airline staff refuses to let you on the flight! It’s a shocking, crazy feeling. What do… Read More »What to Do When They Refuse to Let You Board the Flight
Journaling helps travelers remember the trip, process experiences, and even make smart decisions on the road. Whether you’re going on a solo spiritual pilgrimage to India or a group trek up Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, you need a good travel journal. Journaling while traveling will transform… Read More »10 Best Travel Journals for Solo or Group Treks
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
Jet lag causes insomnia, disrupts the sleep you do get, and even makes you feel sick. How do you sleep when you’re jet lagged from traveling across different time zones? These natural remedies from four sleep experts will help you fall asleep – and stay… Read More »Tired of Insomnia? 10 Natural Ways to Overcome Jet Lag
One of my biggest worries about traveling to India was “Delhi belly” (the traveler’s diarrhea, not the Bollywood movie!). I didn’t want to exacerbate my ulcerative colitis. When my dietician friend told me to take the Dukoral vaccine to prevent travel-related tummy troubles, I hesitated.… Read More »Should You Take the Dukoral Vaccine to Prevent Traveler’s Diarrhea?
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
Come, sit beside me! We’ll lean on each other and be comforted. My tips for overcoming homesickness when you’re traveling solo will help you feel less alone. One of the healthiest ways to cope with loneliness while you travel is to share your story. Feel… Read More »Are You Traveling Alone and Feeling Homesick?