I first passed through Nicaragua in 1975 on a bus ride from Mexico to Panama. At that time, the capital of Managua was still reeling from the devastating 1972 earthquake which left the city in ruins. Yet 3 years had passed, and the dictator Anastasio Somoza, had moved very slowly to rebuild the country. It was rumored that he pocketed the donations and aid given to help the Nicaragua people rebuild. Fast forward 35 years when on a...Read More
Direct Flights to Cuba. A number of American carriers have initiated direct flights to Cuba. This makes traveling to the island much easier as you do not have to transit through Miami. For example, there are non stops between Los Angeles – Havana, Charlotte-Havana, Atlanta – Havana, JFK – Havana and more. Also there are direct flights from the US to other cities on the island such as Camaguey, Holguin, Cienfuegos and...Read More
How Do You Compare Them?
Imagine yourself on a magic carpet taking you to three of the world’s most amazing ancient ruins: Machu Picchu in Peru, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and Bagan in Myanmar (Burma). Today’s blog post will be your magic carpet ride to these three magical locations, all of which I have visited.
Traveling around the world makes your soul sing and shine…..but a journey that is good for your soul lasts a lifetime. Our SFT trips make your travel dreams come true ! With a small group (max 12 travelers) we experience the world in a more conscious present way. And the photographs we make facilitate the memories of shared understandings. Small Footprint Travelers journey in harmony with the cultures and peoples at our...Read More
Unless you have been off the media grid, undoubtedly you have heard about the missing (for 11 days now) Malaysian Airlines flight which disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. My sympathy goes out to all of the families of the passengers and crew on that flight. A few days ago, I was in Kuala Lumpur, a coincidental convergence of being in the capital as the drama unfolded....Read More
If you have noticed Thailand in the news, it is probably because of the current political impasse. This post today will give you a glimpse of life here during these times. For those who have expressed concern about our safety, please know that we are fine and living in northern Thailand where we are working on upcoming Small Footprint Travels tours; life continues normally here. As a former photojournalist, I like to follow the news...Read More