Trip Planning

How to NOT Earn Airline Award Miles

by Allie on August 25, 2011

Even though we are experienced travelers, we continue to learn new things about the perks and quirks of international travel. And often, it is the quirks that give the most memorable lessons. This is a tale about how we screwed up and learned how NOT to earn airline miles. Having lived in the San Francisco […]


The Bucket List

by Allie on September 22, 2010

Real time update today: we leave for Nepal in exactly a week. Next Wednesday! Yep, Round 3 is nigh. We plan to spend roughly two months in Nepal, with short stays in Bangkok bookending our trip. Why Nepal? Six years ago (almost to the week), we came up with our first version of our travel […]

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Down Time in Fethiye

by Allie on July 18, 2010

We’ve been in Turkey a week, and are now in the quaint seaside town of Fethiye. It is over 100 degrees; we are sweating buckets; eating lots of watermelon, cucumber, and grilled fish; and life is good. Tomorrow we sail on a gulet for a 3-night/4-day cruise around the Mediterranean coast. We stop at several […]