culture

A Destination Mindset: Bringing My Love Of Backpacking Home

inca trail

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” – Henry Miller Every year, I spend months saving money for backpacking trips abroad and learning about the foreign cultures I’ll be visiting. The farther away from […]

Notes On Realizing What’s Important In Life

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger – Buddha I recently started attending a meditation class called “Soup and Serenity” on Wednesday afternoons at Dipamkara Meditation Center in Port Jefferson, New York. […]

From Soba To Shabushabu: 8 Reasons Japan’s Kansai Region Should Be Your Next Trip

Kyotanabe city

I recently took a trip to Japan, exploring the Kansai Region’s many food and cultural offerings. Aside for Kyoto, I had never really heard of the other places I went to, adding an element of excitement to the visit. After […]

Notes On Transformative Travel And The Importance Of Being Present

While to some travel is simply a chance to get away and take a vacation, others look at it as an opportunity to have a life-changing experiences. Travel is a powerful thing. When we put ourselves in new situations, take […]