Month: February 2015

February 18, 2015 Phil Meadows

In the winter of 2015, traveler Ed Worthy and a group of 17 friends traveled to Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos on a private group trip to Cuba. After 8 days, Worthy recalled his most prominent impressions: I was quite surprised to experience a culture shock upon my return to the U.S. after just one week in Cuba….

February 18, 2015 Phil Meadows

On our June 2014 trip to Bali, traveler Jonette Kuykendall photographed Gustai Aji, a wayang kulit artist at the Astina Gallery in Mas, Ubud (photo below). Jonette recalled of her time visiting the artist, During our visit we were able to watch the artists work on their projects. This man quietly sat and worked on his puppets…

February 2, 2015 Phil Meadows

Iran is a mysterious place to American travelers. For centuries, this beautiful, ancient land has been one of the great spiritual, cultural, political and economic powers of the Middle East. It’s the birthplace of Sufism and home of philosophers and poets like Rumi and Hafiz. Yet because of strained relations with the West, few Americans have had the…