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…

Eur-oad Trippin’ Part 1: The Real Oktoberfest [Munich, Germany]

While we were completing our beer warm-up in Belgium, we had three more friends gearing up to hop across the pond for the week-long road trip portion of our vacation. And what better place rendezvous than at THE Oktoberfest in Munich? (Answer: there isn’t one) I’ve previously described this three week festival of the biers…

Go Big or Go Home: Birthdays Abroad [Cape Town, South Africa]

After accidentally being in foreign countries on two of our friends’ birthdays, we decided to start doing it on purpose. Enter the “Birthdays Abroad” initiative! Because there’s no better way to celebrate getting older than rousing a group of your best friends to go tear up a new country or city. This idea has taken…

Football, Wine, and Bus Rides – An Adventure in Bulgaria

Once upon a time, in an era I now refer to as BC (Before COVID), people were allowed to freely roam the Earth. It seems crazy I know, but hear me out.. On this particular galavant, I was heading off to Bulgaria.  Myself and three of my closest friends in Dubai decided to head to…

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…

Traveling Far, Running Farther

If you’ve read any of my other blog posts, you’ve probably learned that I like running and love traveling. It isn’t just running though, I like anything I can push myself in. I’m comfortable in the uncomfortable. So when I found myself craving another challenge, along came triathlon. This is the story of the first time…

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…

The Travel Bug [Costa Rica]

I have always loved travel. From a young age, I was fortunate enough to have a family that took vacations almost every year. Often times our vacations amounted to a cruise from Florida or Puerto Rico to the the Caribbean. My family took us on cruises so often that I already have lifetime Diamond status…

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,…

Dear 6lb, 8oz Baby Hammerhead.. [Galapagos Islands]

Aside from the potty water that is Devil’s Lake, I’ve been absolutely spoiled by my SCUBA diving experiences. Take my first underwater series for example – August (23), 2018: There were church bells going wild right next to our Airbnb and home to local Galapagan legend, Alfredo something-or-other. We sat in the living room, five…