Hawaiian Hitchik…errr Rollercoaster Ride! [Maui, Hawaii]

Of the many group trips we’ve taken, Hawaii was one of the most memorable ones for a lot of reasons. First, because this week was subsidized by the company as a reward for 2.5 years of service and legging out 75 business trips. Second because we each got to bring a plus-one – meaning we…

Is it glitter or gravel? [San Juan Del Sur and León, Nicaragua]

My family stopped celebrating Christmas in the typical American fashion five years ago. Instead of an overdone ceremonial gift exchange, we craft delicious food together on that day and plan a family trip somewhere. It’s all about spending time together filling up our relationship piggy banks, rather than emptying the real ones. In 2018, I…

Gettin’ Bitten [Prague, Czech Republic]

If you think of yourself as a traveler, you probably have one.  A trip.  A location.  Or a single moment that you look back to as the start of your addiction.  Your bite.. from the travel bug.  It got me in the fall of 2013 and you can get your groans out now because, yes,…

Singapore Part Two: The Rainy Side

I don’t like being alone. Freud could probably spin up a weird explanation for it, but for me it’s kind of like the tree falling in the woods with nobody there to hear it – without somebody to reminisce with, the experience isn’t nearly as sweet. However, a solo trip every once in a while…

Six Days in Singapore; Working Hard and Playing Harder.

Who in their right mind volunteers to pull 13 straight days, 85 hours of travel, and swing +14 / -13 hours in the span of 7 of those? Me (though one might argue the ‘in their right mind’ part). If there’s one thing endurance training has taught me it’s that your body can almost always…

Not all those who wander are Lost Iguanas [Lake Atitlán, Guatemala]

Chris & I made a pact when we started our new project that we would stick out 5 years at the company, garnering the ever-coveted month-long sabbatical, and then quit to travel. The main reason for enduring 2.5 more years of willing enslavement was the same one everyone sites: money. Through wit & good fortune,…

Inauguration Day

I started writing for this soon-to-be-blog a while back as I headed to DC, so the title of this first post, or our “first day in office,” if you will, is perfectly on-theme. The office, as I’m about to describe it, is probably the farthest thing from Webster’s description you can get. Ideas for the venture…