You're flying and you missed your connection. Mother Nature decided that your plane just didn't need to go anywhere for the next nine hours. Whatever the reason, you're stuck in an airport and it looks like you're gonna have to spend the night. The chairs are uncomfortable, the "food" is anything but edible. The lighting is equivalent to sleeping in grocery store and the … [Read more...]
The Sweet River
If you're a regular reader here, you most likely sail, dream about sailing someday, or like to read about those of us who suffer from this incurable disease called, Wanderlust. Maybe you are one of the afflicted as well. I cannot shake the desire to move and travel. To see what's around the next bend, whether it's a bend in a river or a winding stretch of road. I have to … [Read more...]
It's a very big weekend here in beautiful Oaxaca, and all over Mexico for that matter. Today is the biggest election in Mexican history and people are buzzing in our little hamlet of San Felipe del Agua. The music spilling from tiendas competes with the church bells, and kids storm the school playground while their parents wait in line to cast their votes. It's very cool to … [Read more...]
It’s Four O’clock Somewhere
By now we've all heard that we should be taking 10,000 steps a day for a happier, healthier life. Devices like the Fitbit make it easy to record your strides through out the day. At the end, if you've managed the requisite 10,000 steps, you'll have logged about 5 miles. Not four miles or six but -- five. While researching this post, the number 5 kept popping up. I couldn't … [Read more...]
Por Qué No? The Coolest Restaurant on the Planet.
I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the youngest of five children born to Italian parents. It’s 1975. The Vietnam war ends; the Dow closes at 858, gas costs an astronomical 44 cents a gallon, and some kid named Bill Gates creates a little company called Microsoft. I’m a nine-year-old with crud under my nails, ripped Toughskins, and a foul mouth. Things move slower. … [Read more...]