Staraya Russa Salt

Whenever Fyodor Dostoyevsky needed to recharge, he would regain his strength with a soak in the mineral springs at Staraya Russa. Located in Russia's western region of Novgorod, the town has been known for its rich salt resources since the 11th century. It must've made an impression: Dostoyevsky's masterpiece, The Brothers Karamazov, takes place […] Read more »

Staraya Russa Salt

Whenever Fyodor Dostoyevsky needed to recharge, he would regain his strength with a soak in the mineral springs at Staraya Russa. Located in Russia's western region of Novgorod, the town has been known for its rich salt resources since the 11th century. It must've made an impression: Dostoyevsky's masterpiece, The Brothers Karamazov, takes place […] Read more »

Travel and Developing A Daily Routine

9 years ago, still early in my travels, I wrote an article about the Paradox of Travel Blogging. Basically, you can be out exploring or you can be in front of your computer working, but you can’t do both. I dubbed it Gary’s Paradox, because who doesn’t like naming stuff […] Read more »

Back to Blogging

I have a confession to make….. I’ve been slacking. I’ve been slacking for several years now. When I first began traveling back in March 2007, this website was literally a weblog (aka a blog). I’d write almost daily about whatever was on my mind. Things I experiences, stories I had […] Read more »

Back to Blogging

I have a confession to make….. I’ve been slacking. I’ve been slacking for several years now. When I first began traveling back in March 2007, this website was literally a weblog (aka a blog). I’d write almost daily about whatever was on my mind. Things I experiences, stories I had […] Read more »