Italy Day 1: Rome

For this trip we started by flying into Rome. Two reasons: a. well this is Italy and its ROME for crying out loud, how do you not?  and b. flying into any other city is so much more gosh dang expensive. So we took our quick and cheap flight (past…

Guide to Versailles

After the initial shock and awe of being in Paris, Zach and I wasted no time diving in. We started by visiting the Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) which is where many French kings lived including King Louis XVI along with his wife, Marie Antoinette of Austria. After a hop,…

Paris: Part One

There is a marker in Paris in the very center of the city, if you weren't seeking it out you would likely miss it altogether because it is just a small metal plate on the ground with the inscription “Point Zero”. It is located just out front of Notre Dame…

98 Acres, Sri Lanka

Childhood Dreams Remember as a kid, dreeeeaaammmiinng of having a tree house? Having it out back as a play thing and an escape? A secret hideaway from the world or a "cool kids only" clubhouse? My siblings and I were never clever enough to talk my parents into building us…

Destination: Staycation

It was a perfect day to escape from Qatar. Heck, before we left it didn’t even feel like Qatar anymore. There was rain pouring down outside forming puddle barriers all around encouraging us to leap across the parking lot  in an effort to reach the car without a splash. We…
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