So What’s Been Going On?

It’s official: I’m the world’s worst travel blogger. Nothing new there. But as I’ve said for the last seven years, I’m not in this game to fester in front of social media or to get press trips — good thing, because I don’t get...

A Vagabond Returns Home

Thump! The landing gear beneath me hit the mark in Louisville, where some of my oldest friends were gathered for a graduation party. Somewhere behind the sweet taste of jet fuel, I could smell Kentucky in the icy distance as I deplaned. My red eyes told of more fun...

Home to Kentucky Again

Don’t be fooled, the picture above of Lexington’s quaint downtown area was taken in the Summer, when weather is generally tolerable in Kentucky. I came home to an entirely different scene. Dirty icicles clung stubbornly from tire wells. Mountains of snow...

Bonus Night in Bogota

The crispy Bogota air had the rich aroma of brewing coffee and the lingering spice of a new day full of possibilities. Scrappy the super bird woke up early feeling refreshed and had a delicious breakfast of leftover grasshopper parts. Being careful not to overeat, he...

The Final Days of Travel in 2009

My last day in Kuala Lumpur. As I was walking down the busy Bukit Bintang strip today, doing my last-minute shopping, burning up my remaining Malaysian ringgit like it was colorful Monopoly money, my head was swirling with thoughts and emotions. I tried to stay 100...