Category Archives for Babbling

On The Road….Again

Other than the very first significant trip I went on when I was ten I mentioned here, the only other travel experiences I had as a young person (i.e. before I became a parent and a wife and a full-time grown up) were when I was in college. I was dating (and ultimately got engaged […]

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Chronic Tourism

As a West Coast native and a naive, selfish aspiring snob, I can’t tell you how gleefully I used to denigrate tourists when I was a teenager. When flocks of glaringly white Midwesterners showed up in their plaid Bermuda shorts wearing black socks with their white high tops during the vicious West Coast winter months, […]

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The Endless Joy of Bitching!

I have a trip coming up next week. It may end up being the shortest trip I’ve had where air travel is involved. I fly into my destination in the evening, spend the whole next day there, and fly back early in the morning on the third day. It’s not ideal, but I’m visiting someone […]

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What is “travel”?

You know, I’ve been thinking about this all weekend. Why do people travel? The list of reasons is nearly endless. There are things as common as wanting to lie on a white sand beach and as obscure as visiting abandoned cities or taking pictures of rare spiders. I mostly travel for purely conventional reasons: I […]

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Now THAT’s Progress!

So guess what I did last night? I finally, FINALLY booked accommodation for the CDMX/Acapulco trip! (Firmly pats self on back) Henie was instrumental in figuring out where to stay, and yet she seemed awestruck by our (her) choices. The apartment we have in CDMX is in La Condesa (it means “Hipster City” in English) […]

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Hinky! Put That Dinky Pinky to WORK!

Another day, more procrastination. I still haven’t wrapped up plans for Acapulco. I hit Henie up this morning to tell her I suck, and she wisely blew me off. I just need to start digging. I’m putting together a framework that describes how I normally do my research and then translate that to plotting global […]

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How to Suck….Up As Much Culture as Possible

As I mentioned in my More Waffles Than a Waffle House post, Henie and I are plotting world domination in Mexico City and Acapulco. Our flights are already booked, and now we’re just trying to choose accommodations in Acapulco. Owing to my ongoing mini-midlife crisis and the hard work involved in getting TtW up and scooting along, […]

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Chapter Two: I’m NOT going to number every post, &@#% it!

Are you plotting global domination today? I am. Always. Having finally gotten this beast that is TtW off the ground this week, I realized that I need to revisit my Master Plan to Conquer the Globe (or MPCB if we MUST resort to acronyms). Ultimately, you’ll have the privilege of watching it change over time. […]

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Chapter One. Hinky Plots Global Domination!

Well, hello there! Having already written quite a chunk of content for TtW, it dawned on me at 3am after having a nightmare about lima beans and guys named “Chad” that I hadn’t actually BLOGGED yet. I don’t “blog”. But at some point I should probably explain why I occupy this tiny corner of the […]

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