Tips for Traveling in Vietnam

I have a few tips for traveling in Vietnam. This may pertain to other countries but for this particular write-up it only applies to Vietnam. Also, as with much of what I write, this is neither thorough nor comprehensive and in no way researched and verified. If you find yourself buying a bunch of crapContinue reading “Tips for Traveling in Vietnam”

Traveling to Bali

Despite the fact I spent the last half of our Bali trip in excruciating pain from an ear infection (side note: The 24-hour UbudCare Clinic is top-notch), I enjoyed our holiday. I would say this though: Do more than an iota of research before going. Don’t be like me, who did only an iota ofContinue reading “Traveling to Bali”

Where to Scuba Dive in Bali

Bali. I think the only thing I knew about Bali before going was that my brother and his wife loved it so much they went twice in rapid succession. I also thought maybe it was a setting for the musical, South Pacific, buuuttt, I think I’m wrong about that because, after a very rapid scanContinue reading “Where to Scuba Dive in Bali”

Toilets in South East Asia

I’m just going to say it. Bidets are a big deal here. Toilet paper is hardly even a thing (outside of Singapore, Singapore has toilet paper). Therefore, learning to use a bidet has become necessary. I would emphasize starting to practice in the privacy of your own home rather than winging it for the firstContinue reading “Toilets in South East Asia”

Owning a Vehicle in Singapore

Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of driving on your own for the very first time, again? Picture it, your best girlfriend in the seat next to you, TLC’s “No Scrubs” blasting through the speakers via a CD player that you have connected to the car by a cassette tape adapter (remember thatContinue reading “Owning a Vehicle in Singapore”

Planning a Trip to O’ahu

Some of you may roll your eyes at this because I know it sounds ridiculous but, after being in Singapore for six months, it was a small culture shock coming back to the U.S. (albeit, Hawaii). First of all, I’ve only, personally driven in Singapore maybe three times but more than once I was brieflyContinue reading “Planning a Trip to O’ahu”

What To Do with a Ten-Hour Layover in Fiji

Recently, Marcus left for four weeks, on a tour around the world. His first stop was London then on to Washington DC and finally to Hawaii where the girls and I were to meet him. Meanwhile, in Singapore, I did my best to maintain my sanity with two little girls on summer break by goingContinue reading “What To Do with a Ten-Hour Layover in Fiji”

Travel to Thailand, Part IV: That Time I Got COVID

On our first full day in Phuket I was sipping a mojito poolside (my life is terrible), admiring the view of the Phuket Big Buddha in the distance, when I decided to post a picture on social media wishing that the family would forget about me and leave me behind. 48 hours later, in anContinue reading “Travel to Thailand, Part IV: That Time I Got COVID”

Traveling to Thailand, Part III

On our third day in Thailand we boarded a plane from Bangkok to Phuket which is located in south-west Thailand. The girls were particularly excited for this portion of the vacation because we had plans for paddle boarding, playing in a pool, hanging with elephants, and snorkeling. We got to do about 3/4 of thatContinue reading “Traveling to Thailand, Part III”

Traveling to Thailand, Part II

Moving on, taking advantage of this sweet writer’s high, let’s talk about our third day in Bangkok. We were near to the Grand Palace and for whatever reason, I felt very strongly that we must go. We grabbed a tuk-tuk, which was by far the girls’ favorite Bangkok experience (aside from all of the streetContinue reading “Traveling to Thailand, Part II”