The Time-Crunched Traveler

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About The Time-Crunched Traveler

Ellen first traveled overseas at age 15 when her father insisted upon sending her on a school trip to Germany. And that’s when it happened: high atop Switzerland’s Mt. Pilatus, she was bitten by the travel bug and has never quite recovered. Since then, she has traveled to 34 countries on five continents. She currently resides in New England and continues to hold her father responsible for all the money she has spent on travel since that first trip to Europe.
21 03, 2017

9 reasons St. Barts is the Caribbean adventure destination you didn’t know you were missing out on

By | March 21st, 2017|Caribbean|0 Comments

St. Barts, also known as St. Barths or St. Barthelemy, is a tiny French-influenced Caribbean island just off the southern coast of the more popular St. Martin (St. Maarten) typically associated [...]

18 09, 2016

The ultimate guide to planning your dream trip

By | September 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

If you're preparing for your first big trip overseas (or just any trip overseas!), the thought of planning a multi-week international trip can be quite daunting. Where do you start? What [...]

15 09, 2016

What to do in Paris when you only have three days

By | September 15th, 2016|France, Paris|2 Comments

Your lifetime dream is finally coming true and you'll soon be spending three days in beautiful Paris! That's the good news. The bad news? You'll soon be spending three days [...]

18 02, 2015

What exactly is Chinese New Year?

By | February 18th, 2015|China|0 Comments

新年快乐! (Xīnnián kuàilè!)Happy New Year! Today marks the start of Chinese New Year. This 15-day festival is celebrated by over two billion people worldwide and is not limited to just China or [...]

22 01, 2015

An analysis of the U.N. Genocide Convention

By | January 22nd, 2015|Human Rights|0 Comments

The following is a policy analysis paper that I wrote during graduate school in 2006. I am re-printing it here, though some of the information is outdated, as a means [...]

18 07, 2014

Why you should stop asking, “What can I do?”

By | July 18th, 2014|Africa, Make a Difference, South Africa|0 Comments

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance [...]

13 05, 2014

On saying goodbye to China

By | May 13th, 2014|China|0 Comments

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” ~ Jack Kerouac “All right, I think I’ve [...]

13 04, 2014

Above the Lights: A night out with sex workers in Bangkok’s Red Light District

By | April 13th, 2014|Ethical Travel, Portraits of Pangea, Thailand|2 Comments

I wasn't even supposed to leave the hostel. I had planned to spend my last night in Bangkok curled up on the communal couch, catching up on work, and eating copious [...]

15 03, 2014

Reflections on my first visit to a Hindu shrine: The Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur

By | March 15th, 2014|Malaysia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

The three great mysteries: air to a bird, water to a fish, mankind to himself. [ Hindu Proverb ] Malaysia's Batu Caves are one of the largest, most popular Hindu shrines [...]

10 01, 2014

A little girl in Myanmar wants to go to school

By | January 10th, 2014|Human Rights, Myanmar, Portraits of Pangea, Social Justice|0 Comments

"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." ~ Malala Yousafzai The six of them sat quietly and timidly in a circle on the floor, eyes wide [...]