Holiday Travels 2019, Part 2: Boston

DAY 1 After arriving in Boston in the mid afternoon from Albany, Lloyd and I started walking around immediately after leaving the bus station with the intention of finding the room I booked.  It was cold but it wasn’t as cold as it was in Albany even though Boston is further north.  I think it…

Holiday Travels 2019, Part 1: Albany

It has a become somewhat of a tradition the last few years that I travel during the holiday season.  It has become a tradition within that tradition that I go see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert while on those holiday travels.  With the exception of Toronto in 2016, every time I’ve gone to see TSO…

Italy, Part 2: Naples

It was dark by the time Karan and I arrived in Naples.  I managed to get a power nap on the train but was still a bit tired once outside the train station.  We took a short walk from the train station to a pastry shop where Karan got a small bite and a drink….

Italy, Part 1: Rome

It often takes time to plan an overseas trip.  Many factors have to come together for a trip to be successful and enjoyable….especially if you’re travelling with someone who doesn’t live in the same place as you.  You have to coordinate schedules.  You have to ensure that you have sufficient funds.  You have to agree…

Becoming Vegetarian

I’m trying to anyway.  It’s something that I’ve thought about for a long time, but I’m a huge foodie.  I never actually made any previous attempt since there’s very little I don’t like and wasn’t really willing to give up some of my favorite foods. My job has opened my eyes in ways I never…

End of Year Trip

I needed to take one more trip before the end of 2016 in order to accumulate enough air miles to retain my current mileage status with United.  Normally, such things wouldn’t matter that much to me but it’s common with my current status for me to get upgraded to first class. When you fly first class…

Iceland, Part 2: Reykjavik

In Iceland, five days were spent in Reykjavik.  The first day was before driving around the country and the second, third, fourth, and fifth days were after Zach and I got back. DAY 1 We drove to Reykjavik from the airport and did a quick exploration of the city center.  I would classify Reykjavik more as a…

Southern California

Back in the late 2000s, I spent some time living in southern California.  It has so much to offer and I had a great time when I was there.  I was due for a visit since it had been over two years since the last time I went.  I had a lot planned and I spent a…

Australia, Part 2: Brisbane/Gold Coast

After several days of driving, Dan, Dave and I arrived in Brisbane from MacKay.  The next few days were spent hanging around the Brisbane and Gold Coast area.   DAY 1 They dropped me off in the city after I found out that Brooks, a guy I know from Honolulu, happened to be in Brisbane.  After…

Retro…..Toronto 2014

I spent some years living in Toronto and loved every minute of it.  But my feelings when I think about when I lived there are bitter sweet due to the way some things turned out and the circumstances surrounding my having to leave.  When I got my current job in Hawaii, I was only given several…