In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d put together a list of the five most romantic parts about traveling with someone you love. For all of you out there who are against Valentine’s Day or just love in general, you should skip this post because it’s bound to make you gag. For the rest of you, read on and enjoy! Continue reading
Back in November, I wrote about my upcoming trip to Boardman, Oregon. Boardman isn’t exactly on par with some of my more exciting trips and after my little rant about how it was really inconvenient to get there, some of you might have wondered, “Why bother?” I couldn’t tell you at the time, but the thing is, I had some really, really big news to tell Andy.
Sifting through photos for my last post on some of the mysteriously random pictures I’ve taken made me realize how many photos and little tidbits I’ve yet to put up on this blog. No, I didn’t find too many more mysterious ones, just ones that don’t have quite enough of a story surrounding them to warrant a full blog post. So today’s their day… well, at least for the ones I have from the Philippines. Continue reading
Since starting this blog, my photos have gotten a lot weirder. A quick peak at my Flickr photostream will prove that; there are some truly random pictures in there. Some of the photos are strange but interesting and even though I’ve yet to find a use for them in a blog post, I still see their merit. Then there are the other random ones that were taken for less obvious reason. Those are where the real mystery lies – the mystery of the photos linked to never-to-be written, phantom blog posts. Continue reading
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Last year, around this exact time, I was sitting on a hotel balcony on a little island off of mainland Honduras. The sun was setting, the air smelled like that magical Central American mix between good food and bad exhaust and I was craning my neck so I could pick up WiFi but still have my phone cord reach my room outlet. The reason I was on my phone? This blog.
This year the usual grieving over the last days of summer just didn’t happen for us. Last summer was a rough one (because of Andy’s tumor and all) and even though we had a lot to be happy about (because of Andy’s quick recovery and all) we were still ready to put it all behind us. The general consensus to summer was, “Goodbye and good riddance.” Continue reading
Tomorrow I’m renting a car to drive myself and one bag just three hours and I’m finding the whole thing to be unnecessary and ridiculous. The fact that there’s no good way around this, save from staying home, is one of the things that bugs me about this country. I mentioned a few posts back that our car rental in Northern Ireland was the one and only time Andy or I have ever rented a car in another country. It’s true. The reason is simple: we’ve never needed to. Continue reading
Earth is steep. Until just now, I’d never put it together how much climbing you do while traveling, but now that I’m thinking about it, it’s kind of a crazy amount. So many sights, both man-made and nature-made, require a spike in elevation which makes me wonder, why is all the good stuff up so high? Continue reading
Before heading to Lisbon a few years back I remember flipping through some guidebook and reading that in recent years, the city’s once-hopping nightlife had been significantly scaled back. Well, I’m not exactly sure how crazy Lisbon used to be, but when we went back in 2011, it still seemed to have some hop left in it. Continue reading
I realized this doesn’t sound like a fail. In fact, gaining a day sounds kind of impressive – especially when the International Date Line isn’t even involved. Losing a day is a easy peasy… an hour at a beach turns into an all day affair, finding something for lunch takes until dinnertime and so forth. Losing a day is easy; but gaining a day, now that takes some work. Still, you’ll have to believe me, this one was a fail. Continue reading