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 I

The girls had Spring Break mid-March so we made the decision to travel to Thailand. I made all of the arrangements, which takes effort during these pandemic times. Requirements are constantly changing (all over the world) so please, if you’re hoping to visit Thailand, check https://tp.consular.go.th/ for the latest information. At the time we wereContinue reading “Traveling to Thailand, Part I”

How To Successfully Enter Singapore During the Pandemic

Or, at least, not mess up the instructions so badly that they ask you to leave. We left Fredericksburg, Virginia, U.S.A. at 9:00 am, East Coast Time (EST). We arrived in Singapore at 7:30 am Singapore Time (SGT). Total, we traveled for 39 hours and covered over 12,000 miles. It was a long day butContinue reading “How To Successfully Enter Singapore During the Pandemic”

Top 10 Things To Do Before Moving to Singapore

Just kidding. This isn’t so much of a “Top 10” as it is a representation of the range of emotions you may experience while processing the idea of moving to the other side of the world. Freak the fuck out. Not really, but freak out enough that for the first two days of learning aboutContinue reading “Top 10 Things To Do Before Moving to Singapore”