Sakura Season in Tokyo, Japan during March.

Sakura Season in Japan: Sushi, Soba & SHOPPING!

This time March 2018, I ventured to the big island of Japan, as well as the surrounding tropical island of Ishigaki in the Okinawa prefecture of Southeast Japan. My best friend and I have a tradition of spending our birthdays together for the last half…

Zinc Cafe Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CaliFOODnia

My favorite places to enjoy a small snack or big meal in the sleepy surf town of Laguna Beach, California. Last year was a fantastic year for travel; I explored Japanese island life in Okinawa and Tokyo with my best friend, followed by a trip…

So Fresh, So Clean at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam

There’s something special about getting scrubbed down from head to toe by a complete stranger, making you feel like complete royalty. So you know I was ecstatic at the idea of being able to drift away into a relaxing realm as someone helped me get…

Female travelers explore the nooks and crannies of one of the most famous market places in the world.

Where are you from?

I totally forgot this popular question, as it was often used in Bali and is also a common question in Turkey. Unfortunately, it’s NOT for making small talk, getting to know another better or to be kind. It’s actually very much business. In many countries,…

Russian females travel solo in Istanbul and find Russian language to be very helpful.

Welcome to Turkey!

There are very few times it has been advantageous to be Russian, but while traveling in Turkey (and Thailand) I found it incredibly helpful, as many of the languages being used on signs and translations were Turkish, Arabic and Russian, sometimes there wasn’t even English…

Travel Europe Solo

Malta: A mystical, spiritual journey to an island unknown

I never expected to visit Malta. It was a very foreign place if I had ever heard of one. I knew it was located somewhere in Europe, but more than that I don’t think I ever gave it a thought, or studied it in school….

The Soloist

  That daredevil inside us all. The neighbor that eavesdrops on your conversations, giggling like a maniac at what seems to be deafening silence. But they are not alone. They are in a busy world, surrounded by smells, tastes, and sounds that can keep company like no other…

Memorial Day Weekend Adventure on Gili Trawangan

The Gilis! Islands of pure nature, party and relaxation. The Gili Islands are three very small islands off the northwestern coast of the island of Lombok, which is east of Bali. There is no law enforcement on these islands, no police, no cars, no dogs….