Getting in. For a long time, Belarus was one of the most difficult countries to visit. Even more so for curious Americans! Once requiring an arduous and expensive visa dance, with a lot of steps, and a high level of rejections. Belarus would complete my visit of every country in Europe! For years, I had […]
When to buy Duty Free?!
When to buy Duty Free?! Rules for saving money: buying Duty Free, and when you should not. You just landed in a foreign airport. Experienced travelers aren’t worried about simple things like getting money- use an ATM (who seriously still uses currency exchanges?!) Transport is generally a no brainer. Go through immigration; grab your bags, […]
French Wine Fair! Paris’s biggest annual wine fair – December’s Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants
Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants This year we were extremely excited to visit France’s largest independent winemakers fair! We had 2015 Bordeaux wine futures to pickup! For 5 days in early December, Paris hosts the largest gathering of independent winemakers, over 1000+ vintners, each showcasing 10-15 wines they have produced. It’s an amazing opportunity […]
North Korea, a trip from Pyongyang to the DMZ
North Korea. The most isolated country exists in a world of its own. However, lets back up a bit. In 2003 I took my first solo trip to South Korea and somewhere along the way discovered my passion for conflict resolution. My trip to South Korea was my first time travelling alone….something I never realized until writing this post. […]