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...

Transpacific Anticipation

I’ve heard some travelers express sadness when they start a trip. Beginning a journey, they say, marks the end since the experience is already coming to a close. It’s a negative spin on the cliché that, “A journey of a thousand miles begins...

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...

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...

Just Returned from Mars. And Wow!

And I thought Antarctica was amazing! My most epic trip, yet! I just got back from Mars. Nasa hooked me up on this one. Apparently, this blog is really getting some “wings!” A few of my three visitors-per-month are quite powerful. I’ve...

[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...

Antarctica Episode Seven: The Seventh Continent

For me, setting foot in a new place is quite an emotional experience. Not in the crying sense, but in the sense that I’m excited about an accomplishment. And truthfully, most of that “accomplishment” belongs to the pilot flying us...

Antarctica Episode Six: The Sea Kayaking Adventures

Previously on the “Antarctic Episodes,” I presented a preview, talked about the Wildlife, the History, and the Science and shared some of my favorite photos. Today, I’d like to tell you about my adventures in a sea kayak. As you know by now, I befriended a...

Antarctica Episode Five: The Photographs

For those of you just joining us, I recently returned from a week-long expedition to Antarctica. Since coming back to civilization, I’ve been posting about the experience. In previous “episodes,” I presented a preview, talked about the Wildlife, the History, and...

Antarctica Episode Four: The Science

For those of you just joining us, I recently returned from a week-long expedition to Antarctica. Since coming back to civilization, I’ve been posting about the experience. In previous “episodes,” I presented a preview, talked about the Wildlife, and the...