A Picnic in Mongolia: Random Acts of Hospitality Series

Mongolia, 1998 A dozen people on a tour across the dry, almost flat landscape on a rutted, dirt “road”. We were looking for an open space away from family settlements in order to have a picnic lunch. We pulled away from the rutted dirt road, found a grassy area to...

Journey to Scotland: Random Acts of Hospitality Series

(This story is from a dear friend…one who delivered a huge random act of hospitality to me by giving me a room for months when I was a young biologist living in Boise, Idaho. He now has a book and this is one of the chapters from his book. You can find his book...

Basketball in Mongolia: Random Acts of Hospitality Series

Mongolia, 1998 A dozen people were on our tour across the dry, almost flat landscape on a rutted, dirt “road”. We were approaching a family settlement: a few “gers”, small animal herds, and a basketball hoop. As we drove closer we saw a couple of young men throwing...

Yucatan, Mexico: Random Acts of Hospitality Series

In 1982 my wife and I were traveling in the Yucatan in a rented VW bug that we picked up in Merida to drive to Coba. Lots of dirt roads, no cell phones, no Spanish on our part. Somewhere a couple hours out of Merida we had a flat tire near a small collection of...

Ireland: Eco-retreat, Interview Series

  Interview with Noeleen Tyrrell, Founder and Director of Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat, Ireland So far in this interview series, we’ve spanned the globe from Cambodia to Bhutan to the Ecuadorian Amazon. Now for something different– Ireland — and a...

The Scoop from Bhutan

  Interview with Karma Bajaj, Owner of Bhutan Mahayana Tours Bhutan is perhaps one of the most unusual, intriguing travel destinations in the world. Since Bhutan was first opened to tourists, the country has approached tourism on their own terms, maintaining what...
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