Prior to planning this trip, I knew virtually nothing about Singapore. It was pretty high on my list-that-doesn’t-really-exist of places that I wanted to visit, but I didn’t really know why or what I’d do when I got there. I suspect that the allure of the legendary Singapore Airlines First Class experience put it in my head that Singapore was a place that I wanted to visit, but I can’t think of anything more specific … » more »
I like to travel. A lot. More specifically, I like to fly. There isn’t much that makes me more happy than looking out the window and seeing the earth thousands of feet below and being high enough to see the curvature of the earth on the horizon. It’s why I became a pilot, and it’s part of why when a chance to fly SFO-LAX-IAD-MIA-IAD-LAX-SFO in a single day pops up, I go for it. (I … » more »
Earlier this year, the New York Times Blog named Myanmar (formerly Burma) #3 on its list of The 45 Places to Go in 2012. (The list also included Oakland, CA at #5, and Chattanooga, TN at #25 … make of that what you will.) After years of military rule (and one of the longest civil wars in history), in 2010 Myanmar held its first free elections and subsequently opened the country, which had … » more »
Sarah and I have been traveling together quite a bit lately. In the last year, we’ve been to Kentucky, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and several other places, but we haven’t yet left the country together. That’ll change this Thanksgiving when we head to Hong Kong and Japan.
Since one of the goals of this blog is to help others get the most value out of their travel, I’m going to document our planning and decision … » more »