Our Quest for the Best Cookie Dough Milkshake

We’re on a mission. For months now, we have been searching for the best cookie dough milkshake. It started after devouring a cookie dough milkshake at a new place in Rexburg, Idaho called SodaVine. It was delicious! Since then, we’ve come back to Utah and...

My Ryanair Lost Luggage Story with a Happy Ending

You know it happens, but has it happened to you? You show up at the airport, and your luggage is gone. Missing. Stolen? Broken? Still on the airplane? This is a quick story about my lost luggage after my Ryanair flight. I’ll explain how it was handled by Ryanair staff...

Verified by Visa Lameness

Lets talk about Verified by Visa for a minute. Ever heard of it? I hope not – because if you have, you’ve likely had the same lousy experience that I have had in dealing with it. Verified by Visa is a system meant to “help protect you against online fraud”....

Why do flight search results show options with such long layovers?

Who in the world would book a 15 hour flight instead of a 2 hour flight? Really, who in the world would do that? A 13 hour layover!? You have got to be kidding me. The fringe cases are so few and far between that I don’t understand why flight search websites...

Green England

England is green! No, not the recycling, environmentally-friendly kind of green (I don’t know the country’s stance there). I’m talking about the beautiful, luscious, vegetation kind of green. Its more beautiful than I expected! As we drove from...

An entry from my travel journal – Crete

I’ve been doing my best to keep a good journal as we travel. To give a little insight into our daily life at the moment, I thought I’d post a journal entry from today: After an oatmeal+flavored honey+greek yogurt-for-breakfast-fail, we headed out to the...

Learning a Language Using the 80/20 Rule

In a book called The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris, Tim applies Pareto Principle (also known as the “80/20 rule”) to gaining conversational proficiency in speaking and understanding a language. He states the following: 95% proficiency with conversational Spanish = 2,500...

Google Street View of Japan’s Nuclear Zone

I read an article on images of Japan’s nuclear zone via Google Street View. Amazing to see the destruction there. The power of nature is incredible. My heart goes out to those people whose lives were and are affected. Click on that image to go straight to the...