Unique Places To Travel Each Month Of The Year

June 7, 2020 4 Comments »

where to go and when ebook

When the world starts to travel again post Covid19 quarantines – where will you go? I think one of the things people agree on is they want to go to places that aren’t crowded or necessarily well-known. That may mean isolated destinations, remote outdoor places, urban settings that are lesser known (tier 4 & 5 […]

Compression Socks for Travel: What, Why, and How

May 12, 2020 3 Comments »

compression socks for travel

2018 was the year travel nearly killed me. No, it wasn’t a close call driving in a foreign country which is how I always assumed I would get hurt traveling. Instead, it was my long-distance flight from the US to India that nearly killed me. No, it wasn’t turbulence, terrorism, or mechanical failure. It was […]

7+ Thru-Hikes Around the World: Alternatives to the Camino de Santiago

April 23, 2020 7 Comments »

thru hikes around the world

Long distance thru-hikes and pilgrimages are addicting – I know because I caught the bug after I finished the Camino de Santiago in 2012. “What next?” This is typically the first thought on people’s minds as they finish the Camino de Santiago thru-hike in Spain. Finishing a thru-hike is exhilarating, exciting, and emotional. It’s a […]

I’m Ready for my 50’s

February 10, 2020 27 Comments »

turning 50

For the last 2 months I’ve been referring to myself as 50, even though I’m 49. It’s a weird way that I trick my brain into being comfortable with the age prior to my birthday. I’ve been doing this for years. It was working great – I was at peace with it, I’m 50, no […]

8 Tokyo Off the Beaten Path Experiences

December 17, 2019 2 Comments »

tokyo off the beaten path

I could people-watch in Tokyo all day. Just sit in one of the busy subway stations and watch millions of people go by. As tempting as it was to simply write about Tokyo’s underground culture, I also knew I wanted to get out and see some of the sites. However, this was my second trip […]

This is me 13 years later…

September 6, 2019 24 Comments »

13 years of blogging

Thirteen years – I’m astonished. It all started in September 2006. I had been working in my corporate IT career for 14 years. My 20s and half of my thirties were all about climbing the ladder, running projects, setting up Point of Sale Systems, learning about the world of e-commerce, and so many meetings. And […]