THAILAND – AYUTTHAYA

Ayutthaya is an ancient city, the capital of the Siam empire, built in the 1300s.  It is 52 km outside of Bangkok, and yes, there is a train that goes there.  We got to the train station early, hoping to get to the city before the heat set in.  We were not as lucky as…

THAILAND – KANCHANABURI

Kanchanaburi comes highly recommended by all the travel bloggers and tourists’ sites.  I disagree.  I wouldn’t waste the time there.  We did have a bad experience, though.  We should have taken a train out of Thonburi station but our tuk tuk driver refused to take us there, so we missed the only morning train that…

THAILAND – BANGKOK

For 30 hours I had nothing else to look at but the same wall.  The bulkhead wall of our A380 aircraft.  We left Columbus, OH around 5 am on Friday morning and landed in Bangkok around 11 pm Saturday.  I’m not sure how the time zones translate out, I just know it was a long…

PARIS

My sister, Julie, and one of my best friends, Nicole, were both in Europe for different reasons.  They asked me if I wanted to meet up in Paris, and of course, how could I resist that?  So I booked an overnight flight from Atlanta and arrived in Paris early Saturday morning.  Nicole had arrived the…

JAMAICA

Tony and I had planned this trip over a long holiday weekend.  Living in Atlanta, it was easy to make a trip to the Caribbean for just a few days.  And with our newfound love of diving, how could we resist?  A few friends of ours had advised that Jamaica is overrated, but I wanted…

THE BAHAMAS

I had spent months working on this. Waiting for the big reveal. I was so excited for that morning to come! It was Thanksgiving weekend 2013, Wednesday morning, and I had planned an entire trip for Amelia, Julie, Natalie, Tony, and myself. The catch – I was the only one that knew where we were…

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

I carried sand around with me for weeks after that trip. I just couldn’t get rid of it. You see, it was stuck. Stuck in my wheel. The handrims on the sides of my wheelchair, that I use to propel myself, are hollow (to make the wheelchair lighter). There is a small hole, just a…