A couple of weeks ago I returned from a two-week trip to Vietnam with my cousin. If you're interested in some of the more specific details of the trip, or are interested in planning a trip of your own, read on.
As I travel home from a two-week jaunt around Vietnam, I've been thinking about all of the little things I wish I would have known ahead of time. Live and learn! I've compiled a list of some of those things here.
I connected through the Hong Kong airport on my way to Vietnam and my experience going through customs was too funny not to share.
In a few days I'll be heading to Vietnam on a 2-week excursion with my cousin. Planning to travel somewhere halfway across the world can be tricky, so I thought I'd chronicle my process for this trip.
As I've done each year since I've moved to Austin, I headed out to West Texas during the holidays once again. I visited three state parks, a state historic site, a national park, a city park, a national recreation area, and about a half-dozen small towns. Over the six days I was gone I walked more than 70 miles and drove nearly 1200 in addition to that.
I was fortunate enough to visit both Guatemala and Belize with friends in February. The talented Clayton Stringer was among them and did a great job capturing some of our adventures on film. Enjoy!
I grew up on airplanes. With a father that is a pilot, I hopped on and off planes like most kids hopped in and out of their parents' minivans. And while our frequent flying fueled my brother's enchantment with becoming a pilot, I fell in love with air travel in a different way: I fell in love with being a passenger.
For New Year's 2013, Ken and I visited Big Bend National Park in west Texas. The weather was temperate and the park was breathtaking. We had such a great time that we decided to visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park, also in west Texas, for another post-Christmas outdoor adventure one year later. This time we also brought along Ken's younger brother Thomas.