Travel Category Archive

Do You Want Comfort or Growth?

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

At a recent visit to the beautiful Keukenhof flower gardens in Holland, I learned about the practice of topping. As flowers grow, sometimes the growers cut off the tops of the flowers, which they believe causes the plants to invest more energy into flower growth and less into seed production. The expected result is flower […]

Amsterdam Meet-up Details – May 4

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

I’m currently in the Netherlands, and I’m hosting a social meet-up in Amsterdam this Saturday. Here are the details. Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 Time: 2:00 pm (14:00) Location: In front of a statue in Vondelpark (exact location) Why a meet-up? When I travel I often receive requests from locals who want to get together […]

Three-Person Relationships

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

For the past few years I’ve enjoyed being in an open relationship. This has been a wonderful path of growth to explore. Sure it subjects you to some extra criticism, but most of that gets out of the way in the first day or two, so in the long run it’s negligible. The rewards of […]

How to Achieve Travel Goals

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Are there some places you’d just love to visit? How long have you dreamed of doing so? Years perhaps? When you see movies about visiting certain cities, or hear about people traveling there, does a certain part of your psyche salivate with desire? Do you have the thought, I really want to go there someday. […]

One Week in Paris

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Here’s an update after my first week of being an American in Paris. Notre Dame On Tuesday Rachelle and I visited Notre Dame on Île de la Cité, including climbing the stairs all the way to the top and saying hi to the gargoyles. I found Notre Dame to be truly impressive, especially the inside […]

Exploring Paris

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Rachelle and I have been in Paris for a few days now. So far we’ve mostly been exploring the city, so we haven’t been to any museums yet. Since we have about 10 more days here, we still have a good bit of time left. Getting to Paris We had a direct flight from Las […]

Paris Trip

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Rachelle and I are currently planning a trip to Paris. I’m not sure when we’ll leave — it depends on how long it takes to make the arrangements. But I expect we’ll be there sometime in August. This will be our first time visiting Europe. I know… it’s about time! We’re leaning towards staying at […]

Winnipeg Meet-up on Dec 29

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Rachelle and I are hosting a meet-up in Winnipeg, Canada on Wednesday, Dec 29th at 2pm at The Forks. If you’re in the area, you’re welcome to hang out with us for a while, meet new people, and chat about life, the universe, and everything. Look for us in one of the seating areas near […]

Putting a Brick in My Mailbox

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Yesterday I returned home from a 23-day road trip. It was an incredible experience, and I’m really glad I took the time to do it. I drove 4100 miles (6600 km) through 9 U.S. states (Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona) and 2 Canadian provinces (British Columbia and Alberta). Beginning in […]

Pacific Northwest Road Trip

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Rachelle and I are planning a 3-week road trip to the Pacific Northwest (USA and Canada). We’ll be leaving from Las Vegas sometime next week. We’ll begin by driving north to Reno, then west through Sacramento to San Francisco, north to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, and east to Calgary. Rachelle will be doing her play in […]