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.
26 10, 2013

On joy and sorrow and learning to be ok with it all

By | October 26th, 2013|China, Make a Difference, Portraits of Pangea|0 Comments

Today we helped out at a local orphanage in Langfang, about an hour from where we live in China. All of the children have special healthcare needs — and all [...]

6 10, 2013

Reflections on visiting South Africa’s Apartheid Museum

By | October 6th, 2013|Africa, Human Rights, South Africa, Travel Tips|0 Comments

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedoms of others.”[ Nelson Mandela ]We spent our final [...]

25 09, 2013

A visit to Mandela’s house

By | September 25th, 2013|Africa, Portraits of Pangea, South Africa|0 Comments

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers [...]

11 08, 2013

A journey beyond Angkor: The temple of Beng Mealea

By | August 11th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

"Hey! Mistah!" the high-pitched voice called out, echoing dramatically through the stone chamber. "Ex-cooose mee!" it called out again. Suddenly a skinny little boy, probably not more than ten years [...]

7 08, 2013

The Temples of Angkor — Banteay Kdei

By | August 7th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Deciding which temples to visit at Angkor is difficult. After all, to explore the entire complex completely, you need at least three days! We took two and a half days [...]

29 07, 2013

The Temples of Angkor – Ta Prohm

By | July 29th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|1 Comment

When most people think of Angkor Wat, they usually picture crumbling stone temples with tree roots snaking their way around ornate doorways. But if you noticed, those images were conspicuously [...]

22 07, 2013

The Temples of Angkor — Angkor Thom & Bayon

By | July 22nd, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Although Cambodia's Temple of Bayon is quite overshadowed by the majestic Angkor Wat, it nonetheless is steeped in a grandeur of its own. Bayon actually turned out to be one of [...]

18 07, 2013

Why you should visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia

By | July 18th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|4 Comments

If I had a bucket list, one of the only things left on it at the beginning of this year would have been to visit Cambodia's Angkor Wat. Well, in [...]

12 07, 2013

Where desperation meets depravity: My journey back to Cambodia

By | July 12th, 2013|Cambodia, Human Rights, Make a Difference, Portraits of Pangea, Social Justice|0 Comments

“Where are we going?!” my voice echoed through the confines of my helmet as I called out to my friend S. as our motorbike sputtered desperately, gasping for breath as [...]

8 07, 2013

Learn about Buddhism in Thailand and visit the Wats of Bangkok

By | July 8th, 2013|Thailand, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Before I moved to Asia in 2012, I had never set foot inside a Buddhist temple, let alone visited a majority Buddhist country. In January, I visited my first Buddhist [...]