When the COVID-19 travel window opened up in the spring of 2022, we decided to make our move out of the country and spend four … Read the rest
Getting to international destinations from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport isn’t easy. There are few nonstop flights to Europe, and they tend to be to … Read the rest
The KTX Train at a Glance
- Originally based on the French TGV.
- Want to go 190mph? No problem!
- Super-smooth ride.
- Cheaper than Amtrak.
(This post … Read the rest
The Verde Valley isn’t exactly one of the big draws for Arizona. If people get anywhere near it, it’s usually because they’re going to Sedona.… Read the rest
I always like reading books about places where I’ve been and places that I’d like to visit, even if they’re not technically “travel books.” When … Read the rest
[I originally wrote this as a guest post for a website that no longer exists. I’m republishing it to preserve one of my more interesting … Read the rest
Bicycling in Southern California is a real treat, especially if you’re from the desert like I am. Even in June, you can count on mild … Read the rest
Back in September, I took my first trip to Seattle with a kid. Well, not just any random kid – my own, of course.
I’d … Read the rest
The process to renew a passport in America is needlessly slow and archaic. I went through that 20th Century, postage-stamp song and dance a few … Read the rest
Here’s the big problem with the Boeing 737 MAX: Both Boeing and the airlines are forcing a past-its-prime design to be a flying Swiss Army … Read the rest
Costa Rican craft beer just wasn’t a thing during my first visit nearly 15 years ago. That’s changed, with a wide variety of breweries stretching … Read the rest
My wife did a pretty awesome job selecting our hotels for the Costa Rica trip. Our final base in San Jose had its quirks – … Read the rest
Flying to Costa Rica kind of stinks right now, at least from Phoenix. I love a good long flight. Put me in an economy class … Read the rest
I’ve said for years that there’s not enough international service at Sky Harbor in Phoenix. The city’s only intercontinental route in recent years was a … Read the rest
One challenge of being a traveling family is deciding what the littlest person in your family is ready to experience. With a nearly 4-year-old, we’re … Read the rest
This week, I found out that one of the places in the world that I want to visit most is no longer accessible. Back in … Read the rest
Whenever I travel, I’m on the lookout for craft beer that I can’t find at home. Often, I want to take some home with me. … Read the rest
It’s been nearly a month since Hawaiian Airlines announced its switch from the Airbus A330-900 to the Boeing 787-9. This was great news, but I … Read the rest
The last time I saw both my grandparents alive and together, I was 12 years old. I took an American Airlines 767 from Phoenix to … Read the rest
We recently escaped the summer heat to spend a few days near Denver. I wanted to go mountain biking, and we all wanted to stroll … Read the rest