I recently wrote about the awesomeness of traveling on your own, but there are some definite benefits of traveling with other people, too!
Originally published on 7 January 2016. Yes, SWARMING! That is the best word I can think of to describe the traffic in downtown Ho Chi Minh City most hours of the day. After a bit of pool time on Wednesday afternoon, Steve and I decided to venture out to the Museum of Ho Chi MinhContinue reading “Swarming Saigon”
Do you dream of a castle on a hillside? Elaborate buildings that are truly works of art? Old world charm? Little churches on every corner? Then you’ve been dreaming of Vilnius, Lithuania. It’s not a fairytale land, it’s real! Arriving at the Vilnius airport was easy. Since we had a layover in Frankfurt and enteredContinue reading “Valiant Vilnius”
It’s my birthday! So today I’m highlighting my most favorite city in the world, the city I chose to live in for four beautiful years, Alexandria, Virginia. If you love fantastic food, beautiful views, farmers’ markets, or romance, Alexandria might be the place for you! Here’s a quick list of my top 5 favorite things about Old Town Alexandria.
Welcome back! Friday dawned early for us. That’s a nice benefit of being two hours behind where your body thinks you are; you wake up early and get going with your day! We went down for breakfast, and can you believe they had banana cake for breakfast? And coffee, and toast, and granola, and eggs, and fruit! The coffee is really good here. I was expecting it to be too strong, but it seems to be just right!
Even though people actually live on some of the islands, the whole archipelago is a national park, and you have to pay $100 per person (cash) to visit. Fortunately, we knew that in advance and budgeted for it! We got off the mid-size LAN Airlines plane and onto the tarmac, then walked into the only building on the tiny island of Baltra.
Originally published 16 August 2015. Welcome, friends! Or shall I say, bienvenidos, amigos! My Love has whisked me away for the birthday trip of a lifetime to… The Galapagos! But first we needed to make a stop in the world’s highest capitol city: Quito, Ecuador! Off to Dulles (the DC airport closest to us)! Next stop, Houston!Continue reading “Nine Hours in Quito”
“One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free You’ll find a god in every golden cloister And if you’re lucky then the god’s a she” —One Night in Bangkok, Murray Head So what if you spend three nights in Bangkok? Find out what happens below! The tripContinue reading “Three Nights in Bangkok”
I didn’t realize quite how far away the Botanic Gardens were from the Esplanade, but that’s all right. Steve and I both like a good walk! We got there with about 15 minutes to spare before the guided tour began. We got more information about the rain forest and saw many beautiful flowers, including the largest flower in the world and the oldest and largest tree in the Botanic Gardens!
Originally published in August 2013. Updated April 2020. Have you ever lost an entire day? Perhaps you slept through it. Perhaps you forgot to tear a day off your calendar. You may have simply wanted to forget a day, or make one speed up. Or perhaps, like Steve and me, you lost it somewhere over theContinue reading “What Happens When You Cross the International Date Line”