Author Archives: Simone

About Simone

Avid traveler. Photographer. Wanderer. Dreamer. Idealist. Realist. Lived on 5 continents (including Antarctica) and been to all 7. Speak 3 languages fluently (sometimes!)….all depends on the vino.

WW’s Experience Proven Top Ten Flight Booking Tips

  The Travel Doldrums got you itching to book a flight?   1   Be a Sleuth! Clear those Cookies or use Private Browsing Airlines and search engines track your computer activity and use your searching history to raise your ticket…

What the world has taught me about Love and Hate

What the World Has Taught Me About Love and Hate Photo: Simone Kuzma Love and hate are inextricable. You can’t have one without the other. Just like you can’t have optimism without pessimism. You can’t have good without bad. The…

Antarctica: Life on the Ice

What’s Antarctica really like? What’s it like to live there? To work there? To pass the pitch-dark 24 hour nights that last for months? In 2006 I had the opportunity to spend 6 months there in the austral winter. 6…

Tipping while Traveling

Tipping while Traveling Be a responsible traveler! Always take a few moments before your trip to educate yourself on local tipping customs. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This will boost your confidence and make you feel more…

Aruba: Caribbean Bliss

Whether in the middle of Winter or Summer, Aruba is a pearl of relaxation and sun, surf, and sand. Nestled just off the coast of Venezuela, this tiny island (along with Bonaire and Curacao) are out of the reach of…

The Scrubba

The Scrubba If you’ve ever tried to wash your clothes while traveling, you know the problems: dirty sinks, sinks without plug-stoppers, water splashing all over the bathroom.Ugh. As a traveler who hails the rewards of traveling light and washing your…

Safety While Traveling

Travel Safety Tips Scan documents – email them to yourself Leave your full itinerary, copies of documents with someone back home Include your scanned documents in your packet that you leave with them. Never list your home address on the…

Hong Kong: Where ancient and modern collide

Hong Kong, a city where ancient and modern collide. Where communistic China fights to take over British democratic roots. Where locals and foreigners reside side by side, with grace and fluidity. Where beauty and hardship vie for your attention at…

Northern Germany

Most people envision Black Forest cake and timber-framed cottages nestled in the Alps when they think of Germany. But a vast wonderful world exists in the north. From the Frisian coastal peoples to the great annual tallship regattas in Kiel,…