Guatemala Diaries – Day 4

Yesterday at Semuc Champey was all time. A lot of cuts and bruises but made it out all in one piece. Some fellow travellers will be getting out there today for some fun in the sun. I actually walked past them as they were booking their trip while an insanely drunk local was rolling around … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 4

Belize Diaries – Day 8 & 9

I'll blend a couple of days together for this entry as not much was going. Another rainy and volatile day. Took the kayak out for the sole hour of sun. Perfect timing, Chris, that was quickly jinxed by applying sunscreen after getting back in. My time here at Caye Caulker has run its course. So … Continue reading Belize Diaries – Day 8 & 9

Belize Diaries – Day 2

So after a night of being rocked to sleep from a flimsy bunk bed with an active downstairs occupant, it's time for an early start and bus back to IAH. So far my bus skills have needed some work, and we're only one day in. The comedy continues. After stuffing the rest of last night's … Continue reading Belize Diaries – Day 2

Destination: A Day Trip – Nara, Japan

Using the city of Osaka as a base again for this trip, the next spotlight on Japan is the city of Nara. I was recommended to visit this city by a friend, and I'm extremely happy I took his advice. I was at the end of a 3 week snowboard trip on the island of … Continue reading Destination: A Day Trip – Nara, Japan

A Farewell to Thailand — The Partying Traveler

This post is an amazingly refreshing read, especially when you are following travelling pages extolling the virtues of "MUST" and "DO NOT MISS" and various other phrases when referring to destinations and activities around the world. At the risk of muddying the message, please check it out for yourself to reach your own "ah ha" … Continue reading A Farewell to Thailand — The Partying Traveler

Destination: A Day Trip – Kyoto, Japan

If you haven't read it already, I'm here to tell you I'm in love with Japan. I've been fortunate enough to be able to make a trip to the land of the Rising Sun each year for around a decade now. Take a look at a previous trip below for more insight into this incredible … Continue reading Destination: A Day Trip – Kyoto, Japan

Destination: Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan)

I'm not going to lie. I have a secret love affair with Japan. We had such an enduring romance that I couldn't stay away for more than 12 months at a time for the better part of the last decade. The people, the culture, the countryside, the wildlife, even the buildings. Everything. The real draw … Continue reading Destination: Sapporo (Hokkaido, Japan)

Can Learning a Second Language Destroy Your Native Tongue? — Oh God, My Wife Is German.

Just came across this site, and a wonderful article on the joys or learning a new language, the mental gymnastics your brain will have to do, and the benefits of expanding those neural pathways. Check out  for all that and more!   I’m an American citizen from Portland, Oregon, and I’ve been living in Germany since … Continue reading Can Learning a Second Language Destroy Your Native Tongue? — Oh God, My Wife Is German.

5 Reasons To Not Travel…EVER

It ain’t right but it ain’t wrong! Everyone take note

Big Blue Planet

1. You Might Never Miss Home!
Traveling is all about leaving home so then you get to come home… but what if you find a place that feels like home? Don’t take that risk! Stay home, grab a book, and

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