Crowds and Scammers at the Grand Palace

Getting to the Grand Palace From our hotel in Sukhumvit we walked to the Nana BTS station, a light-rail train that snakes throughout the city. We found it surprisingly easy to navigate and an efficient way to cover large distances in the city. At our final stop we made our way to the passenger ferry on the Chao Phraya River. Read More …

3 Nights in Milwaukee

When we announced that we were going to spend 3 nights in Milwaukee, Wisconsin we were frequently met with the same questions; Why? Honestly, the main reason was because it was the only obvious location between Chicago and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Chicago was my choice and as an avid Packers fan, Green Bay was a must for Jake. Strangely, we Read More …

Day 1 in Chicago

Day one in Chicago┬ástarted bright and early when our Spirit Airline flight from Portland, Oregon landed before 5 in the morning. With the time difference our bodies felt like it was 3 AM, and without any sleep we got our day started. Navigating public transportation is still daunting for both of us; I grew up in a small town in Read More …

Where is Vieques?

  ‘Where the heck is Vieques?’, you may ask. Vieques, Puerto Rico is a place I had never even heard of before booking tickets to San Juan, Puerto Rico. I first learned about Vieques when I did a Google search for ‘Best Beaches in Puerto Rico’. I discovered that many people choose to take a day trip from the mainland Read More …