Every time I visit Thailand I get blown away about the hospitality there. The people are both genuine and friendly and want to do the best for you. No wonder why Thailand is called "The Land of Smiles."
After traveling all around the world, I must say there's something really special going on in Nicaragua. I suggest to the pioneers, tastemakers, creatives, highly intelligent, conscious beings, this is the place for you.
This super relaxed, stress-free lifestyle is really much easier to partake in than we all think. I definitely prefer it to running around from 9-5 to bring in enough cash just to blow it all on 3-5 days vacation.
What will flow is a greater love and a more profound kindness that finally realizes it is the very same love and kindness awakening within me as a Jew or a Christian, as a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Buddhist.
For Burke, the allegory of Paradise Circus is not really about satirizing any individual faith per se, his own or anyone's -- it's more about shining a light on the absurdity of killing one another over competing theories of the unknowable.
OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.
First off, there is a HUGE difference between being on vacation and living abroad. That image you have of sitting around on a beach chair all day with a coconut drink in your hand at a luxurious resort?
Waves pound the rocky shore, sending showers of frothy spray dozens of feet into the air. Sea turtles swim through shoreside seaweed to feed. And surfers, boogie boarders and snorklers share the beaches in search of the perfect wave or perfect school of colorful fish.