POSTCARDS From Bhutan

Before the digital age eroded its popularity, the postcard was an affordable souvenir and an easy way to share travel experiences with friends and family back home .  A simple picture and a few short words had the ability to conjure dreams of faraway locations, inspire future travel plans and permanently remind travellers of incredible […]

Travel Ideas: D is for…Discover Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

5 Travel Destinations That Get Under Your Skin

Travel destinations provide different experiences for different people.  An energetic city break for one person is a stressful and tiring nightmare for someone else.  A backpacking adventure can be eye opening and exhilarating or it might feel uncomfortable and scary.   Volunteering in a developing country can be life changing for some but ethically uncomfortable for […]

Photo of the Week: Bhutan – Why It’s Worth It

The trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, a sacred pilgrimage site that clings to a 900 meter cliff, is one of the highlights of a visit to Bhutan.  It’s also one of the reasons why Bhutan is always part of my answer when I’m asked to list my favourite travel destinations. Visiting Bhutan creates the opportunity […]

Photo Story: People of the World are “same, same but different”

I am often asked what I love most about travel.  It’s a difficult question to answer.  Is it the freedom of being away from the suffocating 9-to-5 routine in the office, is it the thrill of seeing famous landmarks in person, is it the sense of discovery felt when arriving at a new location, is it […]

The Lighter Side of Travel: Signs

THE LIGHTER SIDE OF TRAVEL…taking a moment to celebrate the unique, the lost-in-translation and the bizarre! Road signs, warning signs, welcome signs, store name signs, advertising signs – these often provide a lighter-side travel experience, whether it’s a result of being lost of translation, stating the obvious, or highlighting something unique to the place you are […]

Destination: Bhutan – A Unique Travel Experience

Exploring Bhutan is an opportunity to discover a nation who are proud of and have retained their cultural identity.  It is a place like no other and visiting it feels like stepping into a magical vortex frozen in time. Bhutan is a peaceful and spiritual oasis lying in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, dwarfed […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK – Bhutan Sports

Archery is the national sport of the tiny kingdom of Bhutan so it’s no surprise that they sent an archer to the London Olympics last week – although the local sport has a few differences.  I guess the surprise was that their Olympic team of 2 people included a shooter as well!      

You Know You Are In Bhutan When…

A question I am commonly asked is “what is your favourite country to visit”?  Having been to nearly 50 countries makes this a difficult question to answer but there is one country that will always be in my top three. Bhutan

INSPIRATION: Education

Women near Paro in Bhutan are helping build a new home for one of their neighbours.  There is nothing like the reality of life in a small Himalayan country to teach the lesson of compassion, community spirit…and carpentry.  

INSPIRATION: Friendship

One of the things I love most about travelling is the new friends I meet along the way.  Some are fleeting, others become lifelong but all have enriched my life in some way.