39 Minutes in Venice Beach

She just wanted to get a taste of what it was like in the morning before it would be corrupted by the movement of the day. After picking up her rental, which was much bigger than the car that she drove at home, she made her way out to Venice Beach–just for her taste. This…

Tourist Season in Washington

Here we go again. It’s mid-March and the sidewalks are filling up with khakis and fanny packs already. Just yesterday during my lunch break, I was pushing my way through a group of tie-dyed teenagers on the sidewalk by my office. I overheard one of them say to her friend, “Oh my gosh! We are…

Travel for Tolerance

There are few things in life that I loathe more than blatant ignorance with a side of prejudice. It never ceases to amaze me that people can live their whole lives without so much as a thought about how anyone else may choose to live theirs. As I mentioned in my post, The Beauty of…

Not Interested in the Carnival

Alright, I have something to say. This is my blog, and I do promise a little history here. Not much today, mostly ranting. Well, maybe I have a question first.  Why the hell would anyone want to go on a cruise? There, I said it. Now, you can sit there and tell me all day long…

Keep Your Dinero Away From Mexico

I may get some flack for this blog post, but I’m not apologizing for it. Stay out of Mexico. Avoid it. Do not enter. Do NOT spend your money there. Whatever your vacation desires are, you are better off finding a beach in the Caribbean, Brazil, Costa Rica, or Miami. I dare each and every…