“JIM! HEY, JIM!” Someone called from the darkness under a stilt house. I assumed the person was calling for me, since no one in Thailand can say my name correctly, and since I’d just met a bunch of new people the day before at a […]
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Lattes and Violence
After 5 weeks in Mexico, we finally got to see some violence – and it was AWESOME!
From Bajawa to Riung: The Longest 45 Mile Bus Ride on Earth
If I told you that we were on a bus for 6 hours and 45 minutes and only went 45 miles, you’d probably assume that we broke down or were stuck in a major traffic jam. That would be false.
On Life Without a Travel Guide Book
We got off the ferry in Rhodes, fought our way through immigration (amid a horde of Turks and Greeks who evidently didn’t understand how to queue) and emerged into Greece. I went to pull out my trusty Lonely Planet guidebook to review the map before […]
The Trails and Tribulations of Driving a Rental Car in Greece
As we drove our rental car out of downtown Hania with no problems, I thought, “That was easy.” Little did I know, more challenging driving situations were, literally, right around the corner.
What it is Like to Stay in a Hostel – An Illustrated Account
Before I got married, I used to stay in the cheapest dorms possible. Cleanliness, safety, and character took a backseat to price.
The F-Bomb Heard Around the World (Heritage Site)
Allow me to set the scene for you: “Petra by Night” is a thrice-weekly event with performances by Bedouin musicians and storytellers held at the iconic Treasury in southern Jordan.