Part I: Buenos Aires – Travel Like a Local, Travel with a Local

Part I: Buenos Aires – Travel Like a Local, Travel with a Local

In January of 2012, right after returning from our unforgettable two-week trip in Egypt, Julia and I sat down to discuss our travel plans for the upcoming year.  I was just days away from starting a new job at a large law firm and was…

Hand of God and Goal of the Century: Azteca Stadium

Hand of God and Goal of the Century: Azteca Stadium

-Arbitro corupto! Arbitro corupto! We are sitting in the nosebleed section of the Azteca stadium in the outskirts of Mexico City listening to the hilarious chants of the local boisterous soccer fans.  We are sitting so high that I feel a little dizzy and a…

How Saigon Became Ho Chi Minh City and how Ho Chi Minh City Almost Killed Us

How Saigon Became Ho Chi Minh City and how Ho Chi Minh City Almost Killed Us

We landed in Ho Chi Minh City after struggling not to sleep through a thirteen-hour flight to Tokyo, a three-hour layover full of Japanese snacks, and another five-hour flight to Vietnam.  We arrived in the early evening, damp air around us deceptively cool, but the…

Itinerary Hell: I Hate It Here, I am Never Coming Back!

Itinerary Hell: I Hate It Here, I am Never Coming Back!

One of my very first trips, straight out of college, was a group tour around Europe with my best friends.  We were completely inexperienced in international travel, Internet wasn’t really as useful back then as it is now, and we had no idea how to…