BELIZE – THE MIDDLE

The sun had just set as we packed up the car with our scuba gear.  We had the most amazing day, full of adventure.  We were headed to San Ignacio that same night, about a two-hour drive, and little did we know, we had a few more adventures to cram into this already exciting day.…

BELIZE – THE BEGINNING

We arrived in Belize City around 11 am on a Friday.  We cleared customs smoothly and walked across the airport parking lot to the car rental offices.  They were small, with only one attendant for three different rental companies.  We advised the woman working that we had a reservation and she replied, “You are early…

WE ARE SCUBA DIVERS!

We are officially scuba diving certified!  I had been dreading this past weekend for the entire week building up to it.  I was scared.  I was nervous.  And I didn’t want to jump into open water and swim 40 feet under.  I don’t think there was really any bit of excitement in me.  But we had…

I’M ON VACATION…

So about three years ago, I was getting ready for a week long vacation.  I had been having a few rough weeks at work, and on Friday afternoon after work, I crawled into the front seat of my car, and while sitting in the parking garage, started singing what would become a well-known jig in our…

TRAVEL TIPS

A few of you have asked for tips on travel, and specifically traveling at a reasonable cost. Here are just a few sites to check. For the Brunses, we often let “the deal” determine where we’re going (rather than choosing the destination and then looking for a deal). Here are three re-sellers – they don’t…

MOUTH-TO-MOUTH WITH MY SCUBA DIVING INSTRUCTOR

I accidentally gave my scuba diving instructor mouth-to-mouth today.  It was so embarrassing… As part of our training, we had to practice a ‘rescue dive,’ which is what we would do if we saw another diver that was unconscious.  We gathered at the bottom of the 15′ pool and each had to ‘rescue’ one of…

INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA

Going back to my trip a few years ago in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany… We had two days scheduled in Innsbruck, Austria, which is one the prettiest places I’ve ever been.  It’s buried at the foot of the Swiss Alps, and the scenery is something spectacular. We took the train there, about a four hour…