Unfortunately I have a tendency to make absolute statements on subjects that are anything but. I’m aware I do it, and it’s something I’m constantly working on improving. It’s something I’m especially aware of when I come face to face with one of my past absolute statements that is now being flipped on its head. … Read the rest
In the last couple years, as my traveling lifestyle really started to pick up speed, it occurred to me that the occasional borrowing of my parents nice carry-on sized Briggs & Riley wasn’t going to cut it anymore, and my only piece of luggage that would suit travel for more than a few days (not to mention work travel, which requires a somewhat heavier load than my normally-minimalist packing style) was too big to carry on (I despise checking luggage).… Read the rest
As I’m jetting off to my next destination, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about my last one.
For years Hawaii has played an important role in who I am. Did I ever actually live there? No….it was more of a pipe dream, a fantasy that always lay just around some bend in my future.… Read the rest
My current home airport is Chicago O’Hare – ORD for those of us who speak in airport code. Which can make for some very hectic attempts at traveling, especially in the northern hemisphere’s winter months.
Hence, I spent last Saturday afternoon scrambling to re-arrange my Sunday morning flight out of ORD, thanks to a gargantuan winter storm that was forecasted to bury Chicago that evening.… Read the rest
Although it is commonly referred to simply as Fiji, the largest of the Fijian Islands actually has its own name. The main island of Viti Levu has been shaped by over 35 centuries of complex cultural influences, building an incredibly diverse history in the process.
Amidst all the discoverable natural beauty of Fiji, it’s worth it to take a break from the beaches and jungles for a day or two to get a taste of some rich historical goodies.… Read the rest