Honestly, this has been the easiest piece I've written for National Geographic so far. It just came out in an about an hour. Other pieces take me about 4 hours, not including research and interviews. Everything on here, I actually believe and do so I don't get sick on the road. That's all I care about - staying healthy in a destination far from home.
Plus, I talk about fainting and getting stiches on my first trip to Paris when I was 18. This is why I have medical evac insurance now!