Greener Grass Blog

2016 Travel Year in Review

2016 was a spectacular year of travel and drove home for me just how fortunate I am. The reason I travel is to collect as many experiences as possible and the reason I maintain this blog is so I don’t forget...

What’s in my Bag?

Have you ever left something at home when you’re traveling? Terrible feeling, right? Well, the other day, I did it in a big way. I fly almost 200,000 miles per year and have developed a routine that works well for me. Every...

Transpacific Anticipation

I’ve heard some travelers express sadness when they start a trip. Beginning a journey, they say, marks the end since the experience is already coming to a close. It’s a negative spin on the cliché that, “A journey of a thousand miles begins...

Un-Bolivia-Able

It’s 5:00 a.m. at the airport in La Paz, Bolivia. I’ve just landed and I’m walking up to a cubicle with $160 in US currency to pay for a tourist visa. As I hand the customs officer the money, she looks...