After not traveling since returning from my last binge trip, I had an itch to scratch. I chose a last minute trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, as I have not been there in over 20 years, and was able to find a killer last minute deal. It was an incredible long weekend of various … More Rum, Rainforests, Vanilla Cigars and Mofongo
I am about to head to the airport, as this adventure has come to an end. I am starting to wrap my mind around jumping back into reality, and looking for what’s next on the job front back in Portland. All the great experiences and people I have met in New Zealand and Australia have been priceless … More Two Words, Two Very Different Meanings
I woke up days before turning 50 and realized time sure flies when you’re having fun. For my 50th, I was planning to be somewhere down under, and that place wound up being Wilsons Promontory, The Prom to locals, and located in Victoria, Australia. From seeing tons of wildlife close-up, hiking great trails and only … More Turning 50 Down Under
After a month running around in New Zealand, I switched gears flying to Perth, Western Australia to visit friends. Karina and her husband Craig are renovating the Chateau de Gudanes (pictured below), located in the South of France, where I visited in January 2016. I was fortunate enough to catch up with her in her hometown … More Chasing Sunsets
I started writing this post weeks ago. However, between being constantly on-the-go, lack of good Wi-Fi, and, yes a touch of laziness, I forced myself to give up one last hike and get on it since I am down to my last couple days in New Zealand. Although both islands are not that large, given … More Sweet As
It is pretty cool spending New Year’s in New Zealand, where you are the very first to celebrate New Years, in the world. There was a sea of people everywhere you walked in the Viaduct Harbour, which is the place to be while staying in Auckland. Auckland is your typical city. It looks like most … More Everything but the Price Tag
After a month and a half in Maine leaf peeping, taking long walks, spending time with friends, and eating a good amount of lobster, I am back in Portland. Given I neglected to eat Maine lobster my last visit, I made sure to have it within the first few days this time around. Now, being … More Live or Cooked?!?