Category: Travel

  • Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the US. I think of it, however, as an island nation with a unique culture. About the size of Connecticut, this island is a gem of the Caribbean. US citizens don’t need a passport to go there. The official languages of PR are both English and Spanish though Spanish…

  • Brazil

    Our journey to Rio de Janeiro started with a three hour drive from Austin to Houston. When we checked in for our flight, they told us they would have to move our seating to first class. My travel buddy, Isaac Miller, and I acquiesced to their rigid protocol and moved our luggage to 1st class.…

  • South Africa

    One of Life’s lessons is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. We were scheduled to fly from Austin, TX to Washington DC, then on to Cape Town, South Africa. However, we missed our connecting flight from Washington DC. The airline said they could get us out on the following day, same time as…

  • Netherlands

    The canals are beautiful and functional.

  • Jordan

  • Egypt

    The last wonder of the world – the pyramids, not me.

  • Caribbean

    Or, as Cheryl and I like to call it, the “Life is too short…” cruise.

  • Germany

    When I got to Munich, I went to the Hofbräuhaus, the largest beer hall in Germany. I ordered some enchiladas and Coors Lite, to be served in a 6 oz. glass, like I Get back in Texas. Instead, they brought me a dark beer in a liter mug and some sausage and sauerkraut.

  • Italy

    No trip to Italy would be complete without a trip to Venice.

  • Australia – Oddities

    After a day on the reef, my brother, Rob, and I went back to Cairns and got a little carried away with the local wildlife.