A Quick Continental Crossing

A Quick Continental Crossing

I’ve always wanted to drive from the Atlantic to the Pacific. You know, see the continent. I finally did it…on Saturday. And, thanks to the careful use of airline miles and hotel points, I was able to accomplish the task for about $80 and without facing...
Transpacific Anticipation

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 cliche? that, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with the...
Un-Bolivia-Able

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 cautiously at me and then begins to analyze the cash. She holds...
A Tale of Two Equators

A Tale of Two Equators

When I discovered a ticket to Quito I could pay for with frequent flier miles for a flight that would get me back to my office in time for a weekly Monday-morning meeting?it just made sense to go and stand on the Equator. So, when my phone lit up with a ?CNN Alert?...
Just Returned from Mars. And Wow!

Just Returned from Mars. And Wow!

And I?thought Antarctica was amazing! My?most epic trip, yet! I just got back from Mars. Nasa hooked me up on this one. Apparently, this blog is really getting some “wings!” A few of my three visitors-per-month are quite powerful. I’ve always been...