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've fully embraced the concept of the "connected self." Data at home is so much more fun than data at work. So, here's what I learned about my connected self in 2014, from the amount of pages I've read, to the online merchant I spent to most money with this year, and everything in between.
My best friend got married this weekend and it was a day we had waited for our entire lives, so as all maids of honor do, I put together a few words to celebrate.
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.
“What about a flower garden?” my father asked us, eager to begin yet another project. We already had the wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if-we-had-fresh-tomatoes-everyday vegetable garden, the we-have-four-kids-and-they-need-somewhere-to-play swing set, and the daddy-built-it-because-he-wanted-a-reason-to-buy-a-grill back deck.
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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.