Impossible to Ignore All the Red Flags: A Dive into Albanian Past

Impossible to Ignore All the Red Flags: A Dive into Albanian Past

If you look at the map of Europe with no political borders, you may not even find Albania.  Where exactly does Greece end and Albania begin?  If you remember that just a thin strip of Ionic/Adriatic Sea separates it from the heel of Italy, your…

Wondering About Chichen Itza

Wondering About Chichen Itza

Every time I visit a place that is universally considered to be a “must see” or a “wonder of the world”, I quietly prepare myself to be disappointed.  Mass popularity often brings visitors (us including) to the places that are totally overrated.  Mount Rushmore, Stonehenge,…

A “Ruined” Vacation in Mexico

A “Ruined” Vacation in Mexico

Soft light of the early morning sun was gently seeping through the canopies of the trees as we were making our way through the jungle.  Waking up super early and driving in a half awaken state for two hours from Puerto Morelos was totally worth…

Georgia the Country, Not the State

Georgia the Country, Not the State

There are a lot of things in this world I do no understand and probably never will.  One of the most confusing concepts for me is why, how, and what is going on with Georgia not being on every “You Need to Get Your Butt…