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.
2 07, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Worth the stopover in Abu Dhabi

By | July 2nd, 2013|Middle East, Travel Tips, United Arab Emirates (UAE)|0 Comments

On our way home from Jordan, we decided to take an extended stopover in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to allow ourselves time to rest and debrief from what had [...]

29 05, 2013

8 ways to save for your dream trip

By | May 29th, 2013|Travel Tips|8 Comments

Although this site is dedicated to it, time is not the only barrier keeping many travel lovers from making their next big trip a reality. When I took my reader survey last fall, [...]

8 05, 2013

The bizarre foods of Beijing’s Dong Hua Men Night Market

By | May 8th, 2013|Beijing, China, Photo Essay, Travel Tips|6 Comments

Down Beijing's Wangfujing Street lies a bizarre spectacle; a culinary adventure; a uniquely Chinese experience.However you choose to view it, the Beijing Night Market (Dong Hua Men) has a little [...]

5 05, 2013

8 months in China, so why am I in Bangkok?

By | May 5th, 2013|China, Thailand|2 Comments

It's so hard to believe it's been almost 8 months since we left the U.S. and moved to China.It's also hard to believe that as I write this, I'm sitting [...]

30 04, 2013

How we spent our other 24 hours in Phnom Penh

By | April 30th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|1 Comment

Other than the day devoted to genocide, I actually thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh.We decided to spend our second 24 hours in Phnom Penh just relaxing and [...]

24 04, 2013

Exploring the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh

By | April 24th, 2013|Cambodia, Travel Tips|3 Comments

Although Phnom Penh may be known for its memorials to the Khmer Rouge genocide, it also has some more aesthetically pleasing sites to visit.One of its most popular attractions is [...]

19 04, 2013

Two if by tuk tuk: A photographic journey through the streets of Phnom Penh

By | April 19th, 2013|Cambodia, Photo Essay, Travel Tips|0 Comments

 The gritty streets of Phnom Penh reflect the scars of history and foreshadow prospects for the future.Although thirty years have passed since the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia [...]

16 04, 2013

Confronting Cambodia’s tragic past, Part 3: The Killing Fields

By | April 16th, 2013|Cambodia, Human Rights, Travel Tips|0 Comments

"You visited the what today?!" The Killing Fields. Oh, and a genocide museum. People often look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them what we do on our "vacations." I suppose [...]

11 04, 2013

Confronting Cambodia’s tragic past, Part 2: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (or, S-21)

By | April 11th, 2013|Cambodia, Human Rights, Travel Tips|1 Comment

I woke that morning with an upset stomach. Nothing was really wrong, but my body was clearly dreading the day ahead. We rose early to prepare for a very somber [...]

8 04, 2013

Confronting Cambodia’s tragic past, Part 1: A brief history of the Khmer Rouge

By | April 8th, 2013|Cambodia, Human Rights, Travel Tips|4 Comments

Cambodia. A land famous for its ancient stone temples nestled amidst lush jungle landscapes. The home of Angkor Wat, one of the most famous structures in all the world. But [...]