A Murder in Cairo III

I wound through back-alleys and streets toward the Pyramid View Inn and checked in around 6:30 AM. Thank God none of the knife-wielding ruffians followed...

A Murder in Cairo II

The Arab Spring of 2011 dismantled multiple political institutions throughout the Middle East. Even Egypt, a more stable and independent nation, was thrown into...

A Murder in Cairo I

It took me a long time and many wonderfully dreadful experiences to understand the mettle of my soul, but the heart of it came...

How to Find a “Good” Asian Massage Parlor: Travel Tip #4

So you’re out there; wanting to peruse that seedy source of stereo-types and hilarious Yelp reviews. But—you are teeming with concerns. Is it safe?...

Never Look Like You’re __ : Travel Tip # 3

If you’ve been up since 4 am cleaning Humvees, after a five-mile run, and you aren’t in the mood to have some screaming senior-enlisted...

The Battlefield of the Glowing Cloud

Mont Pelee is a beautiful volcanic mountain situated on the coast of Martinique, a French Island in the heart of the Caribbean.  It offers...

Perception and the Power of What You Wear: Travel Tip ...

If you’re a woman traveling in Muslim countries don’t run around the streets in a bikini. In Zanzibar, during Ramadan no less, I’d met...

Operation Electric Daisy

The first time I ever heard the words “Electric Daisy Carnival”, I was at my place in Sin City, in the fully reclined position...

Some Justice in Costa: Travel Tip #1

Let this be a lesson to you, young globe-trotters. If you’re heading to a developing country, and plan on going a bit outlaw, don’t...

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