Hey, Tara, do you remember that time when… …we nearly drove around the entire island of Iceland (or as they call their country, Ísland) searching for puffins. We had the option early on to eat them, but it was a veritable “Where’s Waldo?” (aka “Where’s Wally?” to the rest of the world) for finding them Read Post
Points of View
Our impressions of the world around us, from random musings to articles that stray from black and white advice.
Hey, Mike, do you remember that time when… …we drove on a black-sand beach near Vík, Iceland, to try to see a puffin colony that was blocked off from the roadway? I thought for sure we’d get stuck in the sand! Bruce Peninsula was playing, and the music kind of fit the mood. The sky Read Post
There is one reason it took us a month to tell our parents and now two months to announce this to the world: We are trying to forget it ever happened. The “it” is purchasing our return tickets back to the USA. On July 31, we will take a dreaded (but maybe slightly eager) ride Read Post
I felt like such a privileged American walking around speaking English in Europe, Africa and Asia. Locals would put aside their mother tongue and interact in mine. Many picked up the language during childhood through American pop culture, our country’s greatest export. We met Icelanders who learned English this way and speak it so flawlessly Read Post
Myanmar (pronounced mee-an-mar) is a hip travel destination this year, topping many publications’ “Must-see in 2013” recommendations. But what is the name of the country you are supposed to be visiting: Myanmar or Burma? There is a lot of confusion over what to call the country. Guidebooks still print Burma in parentheses on their covers. Read Post