Bhutan: The Land of Happiness

Bhutan, the “Dragon Kingdom,” has become “famous” for doing it different.  Instead of a Gross National Product, they measure Gross National Happiness.  Take a look: The airport for Bhutan, located in Paro, is officially serviced by 2 airlines – Druk Air and Buddha Air.  Paro is surrounded by the Himalaya Mountains, which are so steep…

Have camera, will travel

Photography is a very personal thing.  I love how several people can capture the same event with a very different eye.  I’ve traveled with folks who take all their photos for a trip on their cell phones.  I also traveled with people who have expensive digital SLR cameras and multiple lenses. I also have friends…

Delhi to Kathmandu

After spending a few weeks traveling around Rajasthan, India, I picked up another Intrepid trip that traveled from Delhi to Kathmandu. This was a nice trip to get off the typical tourist path of the golden triangle of India (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur).  We spent some time in the town of Orchha, visiting the Hindu…

AirAsia Flights at Ridiculous Prices

Flights are the most expensive part of any trip across an ocean.  Every day, at least one post appears on my feed declaring this app or that app as being the best for finding the allusive best fare.  The reality is you have to know what prices typically are to an area before you know…

Classic Rajasthan: India

India. Oh India. Where do I begin? I’ve wanted to go to India for the longest time. I have many friends in the USA that are of Indian descent, though they were born and raised in the States. Especially after a 3 day Indian wedding out in California, I fell in love with this culture.…

A Weekend in Los Angeles

I wasn’t planning on doing any posts about the United States since I tend to do the snobby travel thing where if you don’t need a vaccine then it doesn’t really count as “travel”. However, traveling during the school year is what keeps me sane until my summer trip to… somewhere.  I tend to watch…