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...
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?...
[Nearly] Locked Up Abroad in Punta Arenas

[Nearly] Locked Up Abroad in Punta Arenas

Generally speaking, I hate to make general statements; however, in this case, I?ll say something in general. People from the States don?t travel as much as people from other countries. Perhaps it?s because we have so much to see and do in the States? Maybe it?s...