Vietnam – Day 1 – Two Days of Travel

After months of anticipation, the trip is finally upon us.  As excited as we are about being in Vietnam, I can't say I feel the same way about more than 23 hours of travel with layovers.  The good news is Cat has a Priority Pass that allows us access into the airport lounges, so we can get snacks and cocktails,

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The Holidays in the Nevada Desert

Growing up in Nevada I can remember traveling through the state for all kinds of reasons.  From going to visit my grandma in Fallon, to playing in the All State band in Elko and Ely, I have been all over the state and seen all kinds of tiny towns that each has its own strange charm.  I've told Cat about

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A Day of Sin

Oh how we love our day trips.  When we found an opportunity to go to Vegas, my hometown, we couldn't resist.  We brought along a new member of the team and an experienced Day Tripper.  As you can see, our flight out of Long Beach left before the sun came up.  We flew JetBlue roudtrip for $76.40 per person including

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Uni, a Giant Garden, and Wine – Cat’s 30th

We like to go big for Cat's birthdays, and this year is a big one.  To start the festivities, we rented a car and drove up the coast.  Earlier in the year we had purchased a deal for an "Own Your Own Napa Vineyard" experience.  You get 2 grape vines that will eventually become Syrah.  More importantly, you are invited

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A Beachy Birthday for Mom

Sometimes Cat and I like to just get out of town for a night.  When the urge arises we often jump down to La Jolla for a night to enjoy some great food and our favorite "secret" beach.  So we thought it would be a great place to take my mom for her birthday, and show her some of our

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Havana, Cuba – Day 5 – Rain and Pizza

Last day in Havana!  We have to try and hurry and cram in everything that we didn't do!  Oh wait, we did everything that was on our agenda already.  And it's a good thing because today it is raining.  Jungle rain.  Buckets of water coming down as we head down to the lobby of the hotel to start our day.

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Havana, Cuba – Day 4 – Boxing, Beaches, Bands, and a Coco

Another morning spent wandering.  This is the third time that I have been out roaming Old Havana in search of the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym.  I love boxing, and this is the oldest gym in Havana dedicated to the sport.  Prior to leaving Los Angeles I had promised my own boxing coach a t-shirt from the gym in Havana.  I

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