Dazzling Dubai

When you hear the word Dubai, what comes to mind? For most it’s money, cars, skyscrapers, or anything else that you might consider lavish. If you thought about any of those, you’d be correct. Dubai is, in essence, larger than life. I often compare life in Dubai to Vegas, nothing feels real. Every place you…

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…

The World’s Tallest Commercial Bungy Jump [Macau]

Spoiler alert… bungy jumping is terrifying. In classic me fashion though, I said yes, because it means I get to have more fun (and stories for you all)! How does one end up at the world’s tallest ‘commercial’ bungy jump? Well it all began while I was living in Dubai (the beginning of saying yes),…

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,…

The Zurich Marathon

Life is more fun when you say yes. It is a simple philosophy, but a lot of people are afraid to say yes when an opportunity presents itself. This often happens because they don’t feel prepared or don’t know how to do it. I am not one of those people. I believe in saying yes…

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…