What surprises international travelers when they visit the USA?

There are a lot of stereotypes about the United States, some are true, some are not, and many things fall somewhere in between. The common beliefs about the USA that are certainties are that the average car is much bigger than their counterparts in the vast majority of the world and an American is more…

La Camina de la Plaza and Tijuana

Funny Bordeaux Pictures

We just returned from a great week long stay in Bordeaux. Bell had to work part of the time but I wound up working 0% of the time, partly because France is stingy with free wi-fi (and air conditioning by the way) and our Ibis hotel room was a rather uninspiring environment to do anything…

5 Ways to Know You’ve Become European

So you’re an expat living in Europe, or you’re thinking to become one. If you spend a few years on the continent you’ll certainly have to start adapting. But even more, you might find yourself transforming ideologically. I grew up in Florida and have now spent over 5 years in Europe. Particularly if you are…

Killiney, Ireland, 5 ways to know you've become European

Commercial flights to the Moon?

Normally this blog discusses how to travel by means that currently exist. This post deviates from that. For years I’ve had my 50th birthday planned as I’m placing my highest confidence in increasingly improving technology and mans pursuit of grandiose ideas. Will there be commercial flights to the moon? I sure hope so 16 years…