Author: Harman Stinson

  • Blue Grotto – Bisevo, Croatia

    Blue Grotto – Bisevo, Croatia

    The Island Biševo is made up of limestone and has numerous sea caves along the coast of the island, which may be visited by boat. This cave picture here is Modra Špilja, the Blue Grotto.

  • Travel Tips – Money / Currency

    Keep your money safe from thiefs or just figuring out exchange rates and other currency issues are important. Here are some ideas on how to make it easier for you. If you have any ideas to contribute please email us.

  • Travel Tips – Miscellaneous

    Knowing certain things before you head out can help you avoid the headaches and inconveniences that can ruin a great trip. We’re compiling tips for everything from keeping your money safe to information on what you’ll need to do before hitting the road. If you have any ideas to contribute please email us.

  • Turkey

    Turkey is truly the meeting place of Europe and the Middle East. Although, generally, Turkey is considered a middle eastern country, its main hub Istanbul has a European feel with old world charm. This bustling city is a doorway into a country that has two distinct sides.

  • India

    India MapSince 2500 B.C., the cultures that grew into the modern state of India have been involved in a wild dance of religion and politics that make the India of today one of the most colorful, culturally rich, hyperintense, and interesting places in the world. The culture, politics, and economic effects can run to such extremes, in fact, that tourists have often been divided in to “love” and “hate” groups when it comes to appreciating all India has to offer, in relation to the trials one must at times undergo to enjoy it.

  • Twelve Apostles – Port Campbell National Park

    Twelve Apostles – Port Campbell National Park

    Twelve Apostles - Port Campbell National ParkThe Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road located on Australia’s Shipwreck Coast.

  • Mongolia

    Mongolia MapMongolia is one of the world’s most untamed countries. This exotic land may be considered the last frontier in Asia, and despite a history that includes such all-powerful warlords and diplomats as Ghengis and Kublai Khan–roving horsemen who’s bands of warrior-statesmen were responsible for unifying the largest empire in history–it seems amazing this country has kept it’s independence, existing between such giants as China and Russia. But Mongolia survives, through harsh winters, a serious lack of infrastructure, and few natural resources… In Mongolia, you are nothing if not a survivor.

  • Iraq

    Much of early history centers itself around an area known as the “Fertile Crescent,” referring to the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in present-day Iraq. Many ancient kingdoms were borne out of this region, including the Assyrians, Sumerians, and Babylonians–whose legendary King Hammurabi penned the enormously important Code of Hammurabi, one of the most significant legal doctrines of all time.

  • Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea MapPapua New Guinea has vast natural resources, but exploitation of them is difficult due to rugged terrain and the high cost of developing an infrastructure. Agriculture provides a subsistence livelihood for most of the population, while mineral deposits, such as oil, copper, and gold, account for a large part of export earnings.

  • Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

    Rock Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas

    Rock Sound, Eleuthera, BahamasThe settlement of Rock Sound on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas was originally called New Portsmouth.