I’ve been pretty active writing and talking about Free Chicago Walking Tours in the last couple of weeks. I mentioned it in the last blog post, I have been posting a bit on Facebook and I emailed just about everyone I could think of about our Friends and Family day in April – which will
The year – or should I say the 326 days – have come and gone. A distant memory really. When people tell me they’re going on a 1 or 2 week vacation I am honestly jealous. They usually say something along the lines of, “but you were just gone for 11 months…?!?” And they’re right,
I can remember the night like it was yesterday. It was Thursday, September 17th. Lindsay and I were eating a little Cuban hole-in-the-wall restaurant near the hotel we were staying at in Miami near the airport. We had been on the road for for only a few weeks. As we were eating and talking about
I’m having a blast going through all of our pictures. It’s amazing (both good and bad) how quickly we are back in the rhythm of non-travel life. We’ve moved to the city, we have bills to pay, groceries to shop for, errands to run. Some of the stuff is fun, some of the stuff –
I can’t believe that our year traveling (well, 326 days) has officially come to an end. Researching our packing strategies and filling our backpacks seems like it was a couple of weeks ago. This has been an unbelievable journey. I really can’t believe the amount of ground, both literally and figuratively, that we covered. I
We’ve been in the Philippines for just about 3 weeks now. The first week and half we were fortunate to have unbelievable weather. Blue skies, sun was shining and the temps were just right. We managed to see a few distinct spots here – Malapascua and thresher shark diving, Oslob and whale shark snorkeling & Palawan – a region in the west that some describe as the last frontier.
This will likely be the last post of our travels in the Philippines. Are we sad? Yes. In 24hrs we will board a plane in Manila, make a quick stop in Hong Kong and arrive in Chicago (if there are no delays) at 12pm on Tuesday.
Lindsay did a great job making this video. I love watching it. I hope that you like it as well.
See everyone in Chicago!
When we booked our tickets to Thailand, we decided that our last stop of the trip would be in the Philippines. We fly home from Manila (the major hub) on December 22. Wow. Ok I can’t think about that right now. 😉 With all the beautiful pictures of perfect beaches and turquoise water, we knew this would
If you are laughing a little bit at the title of this post because you know that I am loosely referencing the Brainwashing scene in Zoolander we are likely really good friends. If you haven’t seen Zoolander I am not certain that you are going to enjoy the clip or even get it. You might even judge
Halong Bay sits in the northeast of Vietnam, a 4-hour bus ride from Hanoi – in the Gulf of Tonkin. It’s well known for for the hundreds – actually thousands – of limestone islands that rise up out of the water towards the sky. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and deservingly so.
One would think that after having been on the road or air or water for the better part of 10 months we would be travel-planning veterans. Experts that could, within minutes, successfully book transportation, accommodation and activities to just about anywhere. That I am afraid is not the case. Even with multiple days to plan