Over the last six months or so, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with traveling. I still love it and don’t want to do anything else, but in some ways I’ve become tired of it. It’s become a routine, which is an unhappy thought. Fortunately, planning my trip to Central America has changed much of that. […]
When I first went to San José, Costa Rica in 2003, I thought it was a grimy city. It wasn’t a place I wanted to spend a lot of time in. There was trash everywhere, the buildings were run down, and compared to other Spanish cities, there was no post-colonial charm to be found. After visiting […]
When I was younger, I was a pretty good skier. I started learning when I was about three. I remember my parents would take my sister and me up skiing throughout the winter. By the time I graduated high school, I could zoom down double black diamonds without any trouble. But then I stopped. My […]
It’s hard to let down your guard and trust others, especially as a traveler in a new country. However, sometimes you just have to go with your gut and realize not everyone is out to cheat or hurt you.
After four and a half years of travel, most people assume I have this travel thing down pat. I can just be plopped down anywhere, and I’ll be alright. “You’ve done this before,” people say to me. While it’s true that I’m an “old hand” at this, there are moments when I still get as […]
It’s a new year, and I thought a good way to start it off was in a light way. I don’t often talk about me here. Yes, I talk about my travels, but I don’t often go into personal information about my life like many other bloggers do. So I’m kicking off 2011 with some […]