Getting There: Miami to Dublin

It is always a bit daunting when faced with an entire day of travel which includes a red eye. We left Miami a little before 10 PM on a 8 and 1/2 hour flight. We flew Aer Lingus, an Irish airline. Here are our quick hits: 1. Yes, the airplane cabin decor is various shades of green. Which matched the color of the ocean waters. They were a green that I would expect to see in the Caribbean. 2. Great airline. Roomy seats even in economy that actually recline back. 3. Jen’s seat had a wet spot. Perhaps the prior … Continue reading Getting There: Miami to Dublin

How we travel

We are simply two people, each carrying a backpack, that are trying to travel the world, one trip at a time. Like most everyone else, we work a full time job which does not leave us the luxury to travel at will. So this site is not one where you are going to learn how to travel the world on $20 a day or how you will need a part time job to manage airline miles, hotel perks, and credit card points. If you follow us, you will learn travel tips from our own experiences in which each of our … Continue reading How we travel


One of the unique parts of our trip was visiting a Chicago fire house.  So yeah, it’s a fire house, not a station like I’m used to referring to.  The tour was provided courtesy of  Henry Mendoza who happens to be the brother of one of Jen’s co-workers.  During our visit, a call came in requiring an ambulance and the fire engine to leave the house. This fire house was used by the “Chicago Fire” actors to train before filming began. A fire engine is not the same as a fire truck.  An engine pumps the water while a fire … Continue reading CHICAGO FIRE HOUSE