Why Travel? Why Not?

There have been many reports in recent years about the number of vacation days that workers in the United States fail to use each year. In fact, one recent article by CNBC noted that U.S. workers forfeited over 200 million vacation days in 2017. Let that sink in – 200 million days. That’s insane! Would…

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

It’s been a while since I had a chance to sit down and write on this blog. It’s not due to a lack of ideas or ambition, but just from a lack of time. It’s that idea of time that really inspired me as I looked at the calendar on my office wall and prepared…

How Did I Catch The Travel Bug? – Part 3

I was going through some of the blog drafts that I have sitting around and it occurred to me that I still had one last part of this series to publish. I’ve already told you about my grandfather and father, both of whom did a great deal to instill a thirst for adventure and travel…

How Did I Catch The Travel Bug? – Part 2

It’s been a while since I last had an opportunity to sit down and write a post, but it’s for a very good reason. It really is, I promise! My wife and I have been in the process of moving to a whole new place to start a new chapter for our family. She’s gotten…

Starting Off the New Year Right…With Lasagna!

I grew up in the South and New Year’s Day there means eating black-eyed peas to bring good luck in the coming year.  This is one tradition that I’ve never really embraced because they are not what I want to start out my year eating.  To me, you should start out a year by eating…

How Did I Catch The Travel Bug? – Part 1

It’s amazing how life and time can just seem to get away from you.  With everything from job searching to medical emergencies, time seems to really just fly by sometimes.  Late last week, I got an emergency call from my wife telling me that her mother had been put into the hospital and that we…