Trials and Tribulations of Travel

It’s time again for me to bid adieu to my current location – Kuala Lumpur – and head off into the sunset (sunrise?) to your next choice of destination – Vietnam. More specifically, you’ve chosen for me to ride the Ba Na Cable Car, just outside of Da Nang. But, as I think we all […]

Hello Bali

After landing in Bali, making it through the visa, immigration and customs process and out the door, I finally find a working ATM. There’s one on one side of the airport entrance for MasterCard and one on the other for Visa. I head on over to Visa and withdraw 1,500,000 Indonesian Rupiah because this pretend […]

Leaving Las Vegas

Airplane

It’s a bright, shining morning and I’m sad to say I must depart Kuala Lumpur for other bright, shining places. Kuala Lumpur is like Las Vegas, only instead of casinos, they have shopping malls with a thousand stores, basketball courts, running tracks, entire floors dedicated to spas, and even an amusement park with a roller […]

I’m Done

Kids at airport

It’s time for me to leave India. No, my visa doesn’t expire until April 5, but I’ve been here eighteen days, which is the third-longest I’ve been in any country on a DMA trip. And really, eighteen days is long enough for me. I’ll speak more on that in the last article on this location […]

Goa, Goa, Gone

Guesthouse

Today I leave Jaipur to head south to Goa. As I don’t need to be at the airport until 4:00pm, I choose to stay at the guest house and enjoy the lovely terrace and garden while writing. As this place offers the most dependable WiFi I’ve had since arriving in India and I’m pretty sure […]

Northern Lights

Chicago

This morning’s flight takes off without a hitch. It makes me wonder if American Airlines really part of USAir. And the flight crew? Really nice and friendly. I’m very confused. We land in Chicago where I fill my three hour layover with eating (again) and walking around aimlessly as I’ll be sitting for quite some […]

Adios Mexico

Sunrise

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 hour-and-fifteen-minutes to airport to return […]

Child’s Play

Stephanie

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 rented out my pen […]

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 […]