abroad

What I Learned in Two Weeks of Zouk

After fumbling my way through my first zouk class, I was determined to keep trying. I had two weeks left in Rio, and I ...

Samba at Pedra do Sal

Rio is a city of iconic images- Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana beach, the Carnival parade. But one of the ...

A Veggie In… Mongolia

Vegetarians have a tough time in Mongolia. Meat is sometimes the only food on offer, translating your dietary needs can ...

Revisiting the Monastery

  Seven years ago, my partner Adam and I spent the summer teaching English to young monks in Sonada, near ...

A Veggie In… Nepal

Nepal is vegetarian heaven. From huge chow meins, to aromatic curries, to tasty momos (dumplings), almost all dishes ...

The Big To-Do List for the Big Trip

While Adam and I were planning our big trip, the to-do list got rewritten and added to more times than I could count. ...