Weighing In

Airplane

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 to check a bag you must pay for it, just […]

She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

Mexico

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 have waited long enough […]

The Good, the Bad and the Thank-you’s – Ireland

Today I get to tell you about what was good (or, dare I say, great), bad (or perhaps terrible) and who deserves thanks for helping to make this trip unforgettable. These are people and places you should make every effort to see if you do a similar trip. I’m also providing you with a list […]

You Don’t Have To Go Home but You Can’t Stay Here

Ireland

Today’s the day I leave beautiful Emerald Isle and I do so with a heavy heart. Yes, I’ve seen some amazing sights – natural, cultural, historical and alcohol (Jameson’s and Guinness are alcohol related but also cultural and historical), and yes I’ve had great food and drink. But what has truly made this trip so […]

On a Wing and a Prayer

Top of the morning to ya Virtual Travel Buddies! I trust you slept well dreaming of leprechauns and Guinness (apparently your leprechauns are drunk). With thirty-six hours at home between a personal trip to LA and my flight to Ireland, I spent the day packing and clearing up some last minute challenges. One challenge would […]

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 outfitters (aah, snow boots that haven’t disintegrated), coffee shops (many) and […]

Oh Canada

Good morning friends. How did you enjoy the 3:00am wake-up call this morning? What? You slept through it? Well, I guess that’s one of the benefits of being a virtual travel buddy. I pushed the snooze three times. The only thing getting me out of bed were dreams of boarding the airplane, climbing into my […]

Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Logo

You may have noticed the little tab on the top of this page called, “Donate Miles.” It was my version of a “Kickstarter” campaign where, instead of donating money to this project, you’d have the opportunity to donate frequent flier miles. People said it was creative and out of the box, like this project. The […]