Navigation Menu
Hanoi, Vietnam
December 132015

This was my first time in Vietnam, and I was determined to see more than the consultant trifecta: the airport, the office, and some Western chain hotel. I didn’t get that much sleep, but I saw a lot in three days. Read more…

More Information»
Singapore
December 62015

I’d been to Singapore once before, but didn’t make it out of the airport in three days. This time I was determined to see more (even if just a little). Read more..

More Information»
Sydney, Australia
May 302015

I had a work gig in Sydney, so I was up there almost every week for a month. This synchronised nicely with Vivid, the annual light/music/etc. festival. Read more…

More Information»
Bangkok, Thailand
December 252014

The first stop on our Christmas break tour of southeast Asia was Bangkok. We hadn’t been there before, it was a direct flight from Melbourne, and it was a good jumping off point for the rest of our travels. Read more…

More Information»
Shanghai
June 82014

In June of 2014, I taught a course in Shanghai, China. Having not been to Shanghai before, Andy came along and we were able to do a wee bit of sightseeing. Read More…

More Information»
Waitomo & Rotorua
April 222014

The beginning of our campervan holiday… saw some glow worms, got stung by a bee, and wound up with nowhere to stay the night. Read More…

More Information»
Wellington
April 202014

I lasted three nights in the campervan. Read more…

More Information»
Bangalore
April 22014

In March of 2014, I taught a class in Bangalore. Unfortunately I spent the majority of the time at the hotel, office, and in traffic in between those two places. Read more…

More Information»
Perth
February 132014

“Can you be in Perth on Monday morning?” Um, err, it’s Friday at 5pm… OK, what the heck. Read more…

More Information»
Sydney with Mom
January 262014

“You can’t come all the way to Australia and NOT see Sydney.” Read more…

More Information»
Sydney
December 112013

In December of 2013, I had a work trip to Sydney. It was conveniently scheduled for a Monday so we went on Friday and made a weekend out of it. Yes, we did the bridge climb. Read more…

More Information»
Hong Kong
October 222013

On the way back from my work trip to Beijing, we arranged for a long layover in Hong Kong. We fit a lot of sightseeing into a day and a half, but the best part was the fabulous Conrad hotel. Read more…

More Information»
Beijing
October 202013

In October of 2013, I spoke at a conference in Beijing. We squeezed in a little bit of sightseeing and ate an unusual amount of duck. Read more…

More Information»

“You probably want to go away for a few days.” That is what our realtor recommended. We were selling our house, and the market was hot, so she expected back to back showings for a few days straight. Logical people would go to Galveston. We decided to go to Brazil. Read more…

More Information»
Munich
October 152012

Andy had a work trip to Munich, which happened to coincide with Oktoberfest, so I tagged along for a long weekend. Oktoberfest is something you have to do once. It’s kind of like the Houston Rodeo, but stickier, and with more singing (slurring) and dancing (swaying). Read more…

More Information»
San Jose
December 232011

The last time we traveled to Costa Rica, our flight was canceled making for a day of stress and difficult connections to our remote lodge. This time we would do it differently. We planned a “layover day” in San Jose. Read more…

More Information»
St. Petersburg
September 152011

Over about 10 years, I worked on various projects for the Hermitage Museum. In 2011, I finally got to visit. (Photos coming soon).

More Information»
Tokyo
December 252009

On our way to see the snow monkeys, we had a short, very confusing, layover in Tokyo. (Photos coming soon)

More Information»
Colonia del Sacramento
October 222008

We took the ferry from Buenos Aires over to Uruguay. Given this was a completely unplanned trip, we had no idea what to expect and were pleasantly surprised with gorgeous beach and oodles of vintage cars. (photos coming soon)

More Information»
Buenos Aires
October 202008

In 2008, I won an award at work. The “reward” was a long weekend away, and I got to choose from New York City, San Francisco, or Buenos Aires. Um… duh ?!? (Photos coming soon)

More Information»
Amsterdam
May 302006

In May 2006 we spent a long weekend in Amsterdam. We’d been to Amsterdam before, but Andy had a work trip to Germany that happened to coincide with the end of the annual blooming of the tulips (something that’s been on our list). (photos coming soon)

More Information»
Quito
December 232004

We had a few days in Quito on either side of our Galapagos trip. (photos coming soon).

More Information»
Barcelona
June 282003

Our frequent flyer tickets forced a day layover in Barcelona. With less than 24 hours, we power touristed and saw quite a bit (photos coming soon).

More Information»
Athens
June 262003

We were on frequent flyer tickets, so we wound up with two days in Athens on our flight back. (photos coming soon)

More Information»
Cairo
March 202002

I had a work trip to Egypt, so Andy joined me at the end for a few days in Cairo and then Luxor. (Photos coming soon).

More Information»
Charleston
August 122001

In 2001, we spent a very hot weekend in Charleston to celebrate Andy’s birthday. Read more…

More Information»
Milan
December 312000

Our return flight departed from Milan, which as it turns out, is quite photo-worthy. Read more…

More Information»
Rome
December 222000

Our first trip with a digital camera and we committed the cardinal sin: bringing a brand new camera on vacation without learning how to use it first. Read more…

More Information»
London
May 151997

“Do you want to go to London for the weekend?” Why the hell not ?!? Read more…

More Information»
Paris
May 151997

We were in London for the weekend, and Paris was right there, so we took the Chunnel train and packed a lot of sightseeing into 15 hours. Read more…

More Information»
All Listing Types All Locations Any Rating

Listing Results