Sustainable Tourism In Crete

Closer to North Africa than to Athens, Crete is a world unto itself. ¬†Landscape and history have collaborated to make it one of the most evocative and multi-faceted of the Greek islands, with a rich tapestry of canyons, mountains, and of course, blissful beaches lapped by crystal-clear water that bring a gurgle of joy to…

Read More

Nyepi, Balinese New Year

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to not only witness but participate in the Balinese New Year celebrations known as Nyepi. ¬†Unlike most New Year celebrations on the planet, the Balinese people invite their New Year in by welcoming it with a day of silence and contemplation after a night of cleansing and revelry. ¬†It is…

Read More

Balinese Rice Farming

After one missed flight and a night of running around Bangkok to try and recover lost baggage I have finally arrived in Bali, Indonesia. ¬†Even though this is my first time to this islands‚Äô tropical shores, it already occupies a special place in my heart for multiple reasons. Not only does it have strong ancestral…

Read More