Travel Hello

In the past week, a good number of people have asked, "Just how much traveling have you done since you were unemployed?"  So for just my own personal memories... I thought I'd list out all my adventures since I was laid off.  Each trip is linked to one of my favorite posts about that location/trip. 2008 (19 days) - Oahu - Shanghai. Beijing

2009 (103 days) - San Diego. Disneyland - Australia: Port Campbell, Melbourne, Sydney, Philips Island. New Zealand: the south island - Las Vegas. Zion National Park, Utah - Disneyland - Los Angeles. Phoenix.  Albuquerque.  Santa Fe.  El Paso.  San Antonio.  Austin - New York. San Antonio. Corpus Christi - Las Vegas - New York - Washington, D.C.. Seattle - Thailand: Bangkok, Phuket, Kanchanaburi. Cambodia: Siem Reap, Tonle Sap. Thailand: Bangkok

2010 (49 days and counting) - Augusta, Georgia. San Antonio. Fort Collins, Colorado - Peru: Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Amazon rain forest - Las Vegas - New York - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Port Au Prince, Haiti - Atlanta - Las Vegas - Las Vegas - Louisiana: Zachary, Baton Rouge, New Orleans

coming up.... - Seattle - Las Vegas? - Greece? - Shanghai? - Japan? - South Africa....

With that... here's a picture from Bobby Earle and his recent trip to Kruger

2010 -

Day 085: Seafood in Sydney

177day085Australia and New Zealand surprisingly had great food.  I had never heard of Australia food, though I'm not sure if it really exists.  Down under isn't necessarily known for its type of food, from my understanding, but for the ingredients of their staple food, which include seafood and lamb, among other things.  I did what I could to eat whatever seafood I could get my hands on.   This tasty shrimp, smoke salmon and arugula salad from James Squire on the Darling Harbor was one of my favorites.  (The fish and chips at Doyles at Watsons Bay was a close second. yum.)

Day 075: Punakaiki

Oh, hello, New Zealand! One of the first amazing New Zealand south island sites we visited was the Punakaiki Pancake Rock Formations. Absolutely amazing. It's really quite crazy to stare into the horizon and imagine that Antarctica isn't too far away. The view from these formations was breathtaking. I wish I had more time to just sit and appreciate the experience. 167day075a