Best Day in Budapest: Walking into History

Best Day in Budapest: Walking into History (This was part of a four-day excursion in Budapest as part of a five-week trip in the summer of 2015. Contact me for more info on exploring Budapest as there is a lot to experience here.) I awoke to a beautiful sunrise and walked out the door at…

Hiking Hoverla, Ukraine’s Highest Mountain

Hiking Hoverla, Ukraine’s Highest Mountain We hiked this beautiful mountain as part of our 10-day adventure in Ukraine. You can read about the entire trip, including our adventures in Chernobyl and Transnistria, here. 60% of Ukrainians live below the poverty line. So why don’t you see any homeless people or people begging for money? I…

10 Great Days in Ukraine (Chernobyl) & Transnistria

I admit, it’s a weird trip. Who wants to go to Ukraine? But Chernobyl is haunting, Odessa mysterious, the Russians have invaded, a tenuous democracy is taking hold, and the future of the country is still unfolding. It’s the only place I’ve seen an old peasant woman taking a cow for a morning walk. We…