Getting High In Vancouver

Getting High In Vancouver

I’m back! I know, it’s been a while, but I brought a note from my mom. Well, that’s not true as mom is long gone, though I might have one saved from childhood. The truth is, I’ve been busy here in Canada learning the difference between a loonie and a toonie, what I’ll...
Another Van

Another Van

Hello Virtual Travel Buddies. As promised, I’m back to tell you where I am now and how I got here. Once again, I’m staying in a Van, but this time it’s not a vehicle, but a city. I spent nine days in Phoenix with great friends, getting my ass kicked by my yoga...
Adios Mexico

Adios Mexico

I wake up early this morning; earlier than I need to. As my flight from Cancun departs at 12:15pm, I’ve calculated that, if I leave the hotel by 8:15am, I’ll have time to stop at Turtle Bay Bakery to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry before driving the...
Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Today I have a plan; to spend quality time with the beach. It’s the first day that I don’t set an alarm. Unfortunately, the construction workers did set an alarm and, by 8:20am, there’s pounding and my bed is vibrating, and not in a good way. This does not...
Making Willie Wonka Proud

Making Willie Wonka Proud

We awake early this morning (well, early for Stewart and Chucho on a Sunday) and hit the road by about 9:00am. Today Chucho is driving us about an hour away to go to the ruins at Uxmal, as well as the nearby chocolate museum (it might be the best day ever!). After...
Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Miles To Go Before I Sleep

Feeling like new women after exiting the cenote, we change clothes, get back in the car and continue our road-trip through the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s now 4:00pm and we have three more hours of driving. We’re behind schedule, but schedules are made to be broken. We...
Winning Isn’t Everything

Winning Isn’t Everything

While I’m at the library for the third day (really, I’d only planned on one, but then again, I don’t really plan, and this is why), I attempt to speak with Stephanie’s grandmother outside (you may remember that Stephanie can neither hear nor speak). As her grandmother...
Child’s Play

Child’s Play

I’m here! And I need a shower! I arrive only a half-hour late. They gave us our forms for customs and immigration to complete on the plane and, like any good traveler, I brought a pen with me knowing there would be forms to fill-out, many did not. I could have...
Weighing In

Weighing In

Hola mi amigos! Como está? Tonight’s the night I head to Cancun via Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I’ve spent the day packing everything just so, as I’m flying Spirit Airlines and their rules are a bit different from most U.S. airlines. If you want...
She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

Hi! Me again. “What?” you say. “Shouldn’t you be booking a flight? Planning your trip?” Um, do you even know me? Planning? We don’t need no stinkin’ planning. As for the flight – got it! And guess what. I leave in three days. Why so soon? Well, I believe the Mayans...
Oh Me, Oh Maya

Oh Me, Oh Maya

The latest Drop Me Anywhere vote is now closed and you, my Virtual Travel Buddies, have told me where to go (better you, than the guy I accidentally cut-off in traffic). This month’s vote, Ancient Civilizations, was inspired by the preparation to sell my house and all...
What’s New?

What’s New?

Well, hello there Virtual Travel Buddies. Just because I’m not currently traveling doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about you. Yes, I’m back in the lovely Phoenix summer frying my eggs on the sidewalk and baking cookies on the dashboard of my car. Oh, and deciding to...
Dunes and Nudes

Dunes and Nudes

Have you read The Joys of Indoor Plumbing? You might want to read that first. Following a fine night’s sleep I awake feeling a bit like a princess in my fabulous room. I, once again, pop in my shower and head down for breakfast which is served at 9:00am. Everyone in...

Farewell Newfoundland

Have you read Finding Religion and Virgins? It’s what happened the day before. On my final day here I head down the hill to spend some quality time exploring the shops of St. John’s. There are some truly quirky places here. Knickknacks, clothing, outdoor...

Quidi Vidi Vici

The plan for today is to head on over to Quidi Vidi, a tiny fishing village in St. John’s. Quidi Vidi Village (pronounced Kiddy Viddy) was used after World War II for the construction of a United States’ Air Force Base. Nowadays the village is a quiet community, where...

Stepping Up to Signal Hill

*Have you read Playing in Pubs and Dungeons yet? You might want to visit it first. Following my impromptu tour of the Masonic Lodge I go back to my plan for the day which is to walk up to Signal Hill. I’d just like to take a moment to reiterate the point that...