From the days of Tea Master Sen no Rikyū to present, tea has been revered as an empowering, experiential framework for introspection and euphoria on one hand and a caffeinated burst of energy on the other.  In recent decades, its tremendous health benefits have come to the forefront, in particular,Read More →

Pulau Payar - Langkawi by Katja Hasselkus (Flickr)

Pulau Langkawi is one of the most beautiful islands I’ve ever seen. I’ve been there thrice now and I would recommend it without hesitation. What I always enjoy about the island is that attractions and activities there aren’t only restricted to sandy beaches, parasailing, and jet skiing, but rather, alsoRead More →

Guggenheim Museum in NYC by Roberto Garcia (Flickr)

Whether you are a fan of great architecture or just want to take a fascinating exploration into North American history and see some astounding architectural wonders (from the Smithsonian Castle to the ruins of the city of Tikal) while you’re at it, the following list of top architectural sites toRead More →