Flying Solo

Flying Solo

You’ve been daydreaming about a spontaneous adventure halfway around the world, but none of your friends can get away from work long enough to join you. Your sister canceled last minute on your annual girls’ trip, leaving you wondering what to do with your plane...
Smatterings of Language

Smatterings of Language

If you are walking down the street in Thailand and a vendor tries to sell you something you are not interested in buying, a useful phrase to have on hand is mai pen rai. If someone thanks you, an appropriate response is mai pen rai. If a family offers you a meal, and...
Gluten Free On-the-Go

Gluten Free On-the-Go

Stepping up to a falafel cart in Jerusalem was thrilling, especially when I asked the owner to make the falafel how he likes it: with everything on it. I could identify only three of the ingredients he added to my falafel, but that is the charm of experiencing local...