Tokyo Disney Popcorn

Update (November 2018): Since this post gets so many hits (and is so high in search engine results), I’ve decided to update it whenever I visit Tokyo Disney with new flavors. Huzzah! Recently added include Soy Sauce and Butter, Strawberry,¬†and Garlic Shrimp! The only thing I really knew about Tokyo Disney Land before heading over […]

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Tokyo Disney Land

Having grown up in Florida, I was fortunate to spend many vacations at Walt Disney World. They used to have some pretty sweet deals for Florida residents, including super discounted rates for hotels during soft opens (this was during the resort expansion in the 90s). Having such fond memories, and living close to another Disney […]

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Phoenix Swan Song

This post is part of a series on my favorite spots in Phoenix. To read the other posts, follow these links: UnderTow, Barber Parlor, Phoenix Breweries, Changing Hands / First Draft Book Bar, Bonus Round, Renaissance Hotel, Camelback and Central. My time living in Phoenix has come to a close. There are plenty of mixed […]

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Fey Canyon Trail

Arizona is known for some incredible hiking. Not being much of a hiker, I tend to shy away from larger challenges, such as mountains, in favor of the more beaten path. During a beautiful spring day, I was lucky enough to drive through Sedona to a path known as the Fey Canyon Trail to take […]

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Horseshoe Bend

There are a ton of really cool natural wonders here in Arizona: The Grand Canyon, Montezuma Well, The Petrified Forest, The Painted Desert, and so many more. On a chilly winter trip up to Page, we decided to take a quick stop at one place you may have seen in photographs before: Horseshoe Bend.

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Antelope Canyon

Continuing on the natural wonder theme I have developed for Arizona, I wanted to see one of the most photographed places on Earth: Antelope Canyon. One photograph taken in this canyon sold for over a million dollars, and the image of this place can be seen as wallpaper on Mac and Windows machines alike. It […]

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My First Amtrak Experience

One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was ride across the United States via the rails. I thought it would be great to ride the Amtrak train, take in a few stops along the way, and really get to spend time watching the country go by without having to worry about driving, stopping, […]

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Hotel Congress

I was finally able to visit the downtown portion of Tucson, despite it only being a short two-hour drive away. While down there, it was my privilege to stay in the historic Hotel Congress, truly a centerpiece of Arizona history.

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Petrified Forest National Park

When my parents told me that we would try to visit the Petrified Forest when I was a kid, I imagined huge trees clustered together, like a grand redwood forest, crystallized and magnificent. While my expectations were a bit incongruous with reality, I was finally able to visit the national park this summer to see […]

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Drivers and Travel

Traveling by car in Mongolia can be quite an interesting experience (or ordeal, some say) for those not expecting what is to come. Most routes from villages (soums) to city centers are unpaved, often rocky and bumpy, and can last for several hours at a time. Mongolia is building more paved roads between major areas […]

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