How Much Would You Have to Budget to Go to the World Cup in 2018?

“We’ve prepared the best we can. We’re ready for it. It’s not about talking. It’s about getting out there and showing by our actions.” –Clint Dempsey I’ve been a soccer fan all of my life. My wife and I went to the World Cup in 2010. We didn’t go in 2014; instead, I spent nearly […]

21 Tips and Tricks I Use to Evaluate Travel Options

“The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing’.” –Daniel J. Boorstin My wife and I love to travel. It’s one of the highest priorities in our lives, and while not enough to make […]

If You’re a TwentySomething Who Wants to Travel, What Should You Do?

“The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.” — Britney Spears When I was a little kid an uncle of mine gave me a globe. He taught me a game where I would spin the globe, close my eyes, wait for a […]

The Brain Dump

If you’re a fan of mine on Facebook, you’ve seen that I like to post a lot of articles which interest me. If you’re not a fan, go become a fan! I’ve decided to occasionally post a few of my favorites here to share with the rest of you. Hopefully, you’ll all become Facebook fans […]

Balancing a Safety Net with Wanderlust

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson When I lived in Germany, I had friends who got married and decided to spend a very extended honeymoon in Australia. They got there, bought a second-hand (or […]

Practicing What I Preach: The Chile Trip Report

“I collect friends and experiences.” – Amanda Hilligas   As you may know, I am a huge fan of traveling. It is one of my priorities in life, so I make sure that I set aside time and budget for travel. I’m also fortunate to have friends who are located in some pretty cool places […]