More Animals that Will Kill You in Australia

Having survived, and even, begrudgingly liked, scuba diving, we decided to further take out lives into our hands and rent a four-wheel drive to take up into the Daintree Rainforest. Finally, a vehicle that does not make our bags seem too large. We picked up our car in Cairns right after getting off the scuba … Continue reading More Animals that Will Kill You in Australia

Shark Week is Apparently EVERY Week in Australia

The problem with planning your vacations far in advance (well, the problem with XFE and I planning our vacations far in advance) is that it gives one of us plenty of time to hyperventilate over any news story coming out of that vacation location. For example: My wanna-be-Crocodile-Dundee-boyfriend XFE and I are going to Australia in March … Continue reading Shark Week is Apparently EVERY Week in Australia

Pack it up: Travel plans for 2019

A new year (and, let’s face it, the winter weather) always puts me in the trip planning mood. It’s the only thing that keeps me sane during these dark, cold months. Well, that plus Bravo and wine. In general, XFE and I take at least three big trips a year – one around my birthday … Continue reading Pack it up: Travel plans for 2019

Fairytales for Grown-Ass People: London Edition

Once upon a time….o.k, 1981…there was a young girl who lived way out in the dusty fields of West Texas who became infatuated with princesses and castles and royalty. One day when she was nine years old, the little girl got up very, very early to watch a beautiful blonde maiden in a humongous poofy … Continue reading Fairytales for Grown-Ass People: London Edition

Cambodia Better Bring It

Ugh. I’ve been slacking on the blogging. I know. The thing is, I had to run all over town to find shorts. In February. In D.C. where the high temps this month have regularly hovered around “freezing your leg hairs off.” (Also, I’ve had a lot of big deadlines to hit in the past couple … Continue reading Cambodia Better Bring It

It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Vegas and Sharks

Well, hello there, good lookin’. I’m back from the non-stop holidaying extravaganza! As, I suppose, we all are, regrettably. Oh well. #TheStruggleIsReal My main man-panion XFE took some time off during the holidays so we ate many, many great, decadent, meaty things, and drank many a delicious wine and cocktail (mostly made with gins-of-the-world, a … Continue reading It Wouldn’t Be Christmas Without Vegas and Sharks

Scuba Diving Can Absolutely Kill You: Bali Edition

Our vacation to Bali wasn’t all delicious food and kite flying. I also cheated death. Fine. That might be a bit dramatic. But it sure felt like I could have easily died while scuba diving in Bali. Here are four signs that scuba diving in Bali might not be for you. 1) Your PayPal account … Continue reading Scuba Diving Can Absolutely Kill You: Bali Edition

Fingernails, Luwak and Temples: My Impressions of Bali’s Tourism Industry

Do not stare at the man’s nails. Do not stare at the man’s nails. Do not stare at the man’s nails, I told myself silently over and over again. “I notice you have a scar on your head. Me, too,” I share, not at all silently. Yeah, much, much better, Poe. We are in a … Continue reading Fingernails, Luwak and Temples: My Impressions of Bali’s Tourism Industry

Balinese Eats that Will (Probably) Not Result in a Spider Body Possession

When I came across this article about Bali, I had to click on it, even though I knew I didn’t really have the “stomach” to do so. (PUN INTENDED) Also: (Heads up: the article I’m referring to involves an Australian tourist and stomach-burrowing tropical spiders. Soooo….yeah. Nothing fun there.) You see, we went to Bali … Continue reading Balinese Eats that Will (Probably) Not Result in a Spider Body Possession

Friday Linkage: Big Cats Find Love on Metro

Want to get even closer to the sweaty intern swaying next to you on the packed Blue line this summer? Now there’s a dating website for DC metro riders. Giving new meaning to “weekend track work.” (I have no idea what I was insinuating there. Doesn’t really work, does it? Look! Something shiny!) Speaking of … Continue reading Friday Linkage: Big Cats Find Love on Metro