I am an advocate of The Great One’s adage, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I hate missing out on new experiences. I don’t like when people victimize themselves over situations/reactions within their control. I take issue with people who say they can’t do something, when (barring living without oxygen) virtually anything is obtainable with enough … More Whims
I have not posted in quite some time. I can blame the madness of the holiday season, and I think I will. Dave and I went to Yosemite the week before Christmas (a tale to look forward to reading this week!). I ate a lot and slept very little. I spent some serious quality time with … More The List
One thing I strongly recommend every person do at some point in their life is take a quality road trip with friends. By quality, I mean go big. In fact, I’ll make that a life tip. Life Tip #41: At some point in your life, take a quality road trip with friends. Last year, Dave … More A Grand Vegassy Zion Bend Road Trip
One of the best parts of living in (certain parts of) California is the gift of the quality day trip. You know, the two-three hour round-trip you take when you want to get out of the city or get lost in a different one. I took day trips often growing up in the City of Orange… … More My Friend, Julian.
Rather than deal with Carlos’s champagne taste for taxi service again, Dave and Lee decided to take their beer budget on a walk to the bus station. It was a beautiful, tranquil morning. They enjoyed the shady road framed with bright green foliage and the occasional bought of wildlife. The walk grew long and hot, but they … More Finding Tranquility in Troncones
You know you’ve found a solid traveling companion when you’re able to have an incredible trip despite a handful of unexpected setbacks… Life Tip #24: Be flexible. Life rarely goes according to plan. Dave welcomed Lee home from Texas late on a Tuesday night. She went to work on Wednesday, packed that night, and by seven … More Seeking Tranquility in Troncones
What do you get when this blogger leaves on back-to-back trips? Neglect. I’m back now, my few but much appreciated readers. And I’m ready to provide the briefest report to you now, followed by a couple of lengthy, photo-ridden laterposts. At the moment, I’m still trying to dig myself out of those post-vacation blues. Some people are thrilled to … More Back from a Back-to-Back
It was the last day of Dave and Lee’s epic journey to CDMX, and they only had one thing left on their to-do list—Xochimilco, a destination recommended by more than a couple of credible US travelers and Mexican locals. The got up early, knowing that, for the first time in their entire trip, they were … More Are You Kidding Me, Mexico City? Part 5.
Knowing that Mexico City holds north of 150 museums, Dave and Lee dedicated a fair amount of pre-trip planning time to researching and compiling a manageable list of areas of interest. They knew Sunday would have to be museum day because they had read that many museums wave entry fees on the Sabbath. They had … More Are You Kidding Me, Mexico City? Part 4.
Day Three began decidedly more smoothly for the young couple than the previous. Their excitement over what the day might bring stirred them awake and refreshed at an early hour. They hurried out of their hotel in search of coffee, knowing better than to begin another day without making caffeine a priority. They happened upon … More Are you kidding me, Mexico City? Part 3.