What Dreams May Come – Those personal favorite moments that explicitly remind you why you went traveling in the first place.

  • Lovely Little Linz March 28, 2018 I can’t really explain why my life has been so full of coincidences, (and no it’s not because it would “make sense” that extroverts would have an easier time running into other extroverts…my coincidences include the most skeptical of introverts as well!) but these events have been happening at such an alarmingly high rate ever since my fated ...
  • The Brat Pack Reaches Bratislava March 26, 2018   Since my first visit to Europe in the city of London in 1995, it would take me 13 years to finally conquer the continental landmass of Europe. And I wouldn’t have had it any other way than the stories and people I would spend with today in Bratislava. Following a magical day in Budapest, we salvaged a few hours ...
  • Buddha With The Best In Budapest March 25, 2018 When I did Budapest by night 6 months ago, I made a promise I’d return with a group of monsooners.     A promise made is a promise kept.     It’s good to be back.     After flying in on a 8:40am Norwegian Air Shuttle flight from Stockholm, we landed at around 11:40am and took the Air Shuttle Bus straight back to ...
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FML. – Moments where I /someone/something failed at life and it was pretty funny.

  • The Drive From Christchurch To Queenstown January 13, 2018   Our 8 hour drive from Christchurch to Queenstown was pretty straightforward. But then there was all this:     We also stopped by at a local horseback riding event for a quick ice cream break on the outskirts of Queenstown.     Unfortunately, Mary rolled her ankle in a rabbit hole here which led to an ambulance coming by to ice it. Most eventful thing ...
  • It Must Be Aliens: Uluru January 6, 2018   Today, we flew a helicopter:    After spending 3 spirited days in the wettest part of Australia (Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef), the group got up early at 4:30am to catch our 6:50am flight to what probably is the driest part of Australia: Uluru.     The 3 hour flight from Cairns to Uluru was uneventful as we landed at ...
  • Chiseled Chisinau November 10, 2017   One more weekend off, one more monsoon. I’ve always wanted to come to Moldova & Transnistra for a few reasons: Former Romanian-turned-USSR enclave rebuilt by Kruschev and thus currently one of the last few capital cities other than Minsk and Pyongyang to feature Soviet-style architecture as part of everyday life. Breakaway/renegade self-proclaimed separatist region of Transnistra is one of 4 non-UN ...
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This Is A Crisis. – Moments where I/someone/something failed at life and it wasn’t really that funny (at least at the time).

  • Viva Vienna March 27, 2018 Yes, I’ve been to Vienna just so so many times. But I’m glad this time it would be through the eyes of a local and my friend Daniela. After a wonderful day in Bratislava, Keseena, Maria, Daniela and I turned in at a reasonable hour, getting somewhat a full night’s rest before we spent a lazy morning taking advantage of ...
  • Essentially, The Odyssey…To Ljubljana October 20, 2017   “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck Everything seemed like it was going according to plan. After all, I had a minor scare 6 days ago when I nearly missed my flight from JFK to Paris and then again on the way home 4 ...
  • From The Top of Paris October 14, 2017 3 months ago, I started studying for my final medical licensing exam – the USMLE Step 3 – on a budget 4-day trip to the Caribbean Islands, which began in the French territory of Saint Martin’s. I’m now celebrating the conclusion of my marathon 17 hour, 2-day long exam by taking a 2-day weekend trip ...
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“No Serendipity, No Story!” (WTF Moments) – The most wonderful moments in travel are the coincidences we discover with other people.

  • Lovely Little Linz March 28, 2018 I can’t really explain why my life has been so full of coincidences, (and no it’s not because it would “make sense” that extroverts would have an easier time running into other extroverts…my coincidences include the most skeptical of introverts as well!) but these events have been happening at such an alarmingly high rate ever since my fated ...
  • Viva Vienna March 27, 2018 Yes, I’ve been to Vienna just so so many times. But I’m glad this time it would be through the eyes of a local and my friend Daniela. After a wonderful day in Bratislava, Keseena, Maria, Daniela and I turned in at a reasonable hour, getting somewhat a full night’s rest before we spent a lazy morning taking advantage of ...
  • The Brat Pack Reaches Bratislava March 26, 2018   Since my first visit to Europe in the city of London in 1995, it would take me 13 years to finally conquer the continental landmass of Europe. And I wouldn’t have had it any other way than the stories and people I would spend with today in Bratislava. Following a magical day in Budapest, we salvaged a few hours ...
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Way Way Off The Beaten Path – Totally out of the box travel experiences; you won’t find these experiences in any guidebooks.

  • Miran With The Mostest In Mostar April 6, 2018   To be honest, prior to this trip, I did not know much about Bosnia and Herzegovina and its history aside from the fact it was part of the former Yugoslavia and had been battled by war. Thus, heading into our bus ride from Split, Croatia, I had no idea what to expect except from Calvin’s ...
  • Lovely Little Linz March 28, 2018 I can’t really explain why my life has been so full of coincidences, (and no it’s not because it would “make sense” that extroverts would have an easier time running into other extroverts…my coincidences include the most skeptical of introverts as well!) but these events have been happening at such an alarmingly high rate ever since my fated ...
  • Viva Vienna March 27, 2018 Yes, I’ve been to Vienna just so so many times. But I’m glad this time it would be through the eyes of a local and my friend Daniela. After a wonderful day in Bratislava, Keseena, Maria, Daniela and I turned in at a reasonable hour, getting somewhat a full night’s rest before we spent a lazy morning taking advantage of ...
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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way Around The World. . . . – Some stories simply can’t be categorized.

  • Miran With The Mostest In Mostar April 6, 2018   To be honest, prior to this trip, I did not know much about Bosnia and Herzegovina and its history aside from the fact it was part of the former Yugoslavia and had been battled by war. Thus, heading into our bus ride from Split, Croatia, I had no idea what to expect except from Calvin’s ...
  • It Must Be Aliens: Uluru January 6, 2018   Today, we flew a helicopter:    After spending 3 spirited days in the wettest part of Australia (Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef), the group got up early at 4:30am to catch our 6:50am flight to what probably is the driest part of Australia: Uluru.     The 3 hour flight from Cairns to Uluru was uneventful as we landed at ...
  • Angsty Anguilla July 20, 2017   Ever have the most random parts of your distant past come up when you least expect it? Or when a feeling of déjà vu actually becomes verified by a very real memory? This just happened in Anguilla. So after a whirlwind morning in Saba (which already feels like yesterday, but that was actually Saint Barthélemy)  that began with an ...
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