Trip Reports

Sunrise at Taj Mahal
One of the must-stop attractions in India is the Taj Mahal. It is the mausoleum that commemorates the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s “undying love” for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mhal. The Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 and was completed in 1653 Read more.
Sequoia National Park, CA – Backpacking Alta Peak / Meadow
Alta Peak is in Sequoia National Park not far from the Giant Forest.  The particular trail we took allows for a showcase of grand sweeping panoramas, beautiful trees, and lakes. According to a variety of guide books and websites – Read more.
Two Days in Cusco, Peru
Cusco is the capital of today’s Cusco region and the historical capital of the Inca Empire. It was also declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. This article explores some of the tourist attractions and things to do Read more.
Hiking the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
Description and History The classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a hiking trail which brings you from the 82nd kilometer marker of the Cusco Railway to Machu Picchu. It was a route of pilgrimage used by the Inca (or Read more.


HYD Domestic Departures Priority Pass Lounge
The Hyderabad Airport Domestic Departures Priority Pass Lounge is located near Gate 28, where you will take an elevator down from the departure gate level. This Plaza Premium Lounge is open 24 hours with decent accommodations. I was here for a Read more.
DEL International Departures Priority Pass Lounge
The New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport has several Priority Pass Lounges. One that I recently traveled through is the Plaza Premium Lounge at International Departures in Terminal 3. The lounge was decent quality and wasn’t crowded at all. The Read more.
DXB (Terminal 3 Concourse B) Priority Pass Lounge Review
The Marhaba Lounge is located at Terminal 3 Concourse B of the Dubai International Airport. This terminal / concourse serves exclusively Emirates Airline. So anytime you fly Emirates or have a transfer at DXB with Emirates, you will most likely Read more.
SFO Priority Pass Lounge (KLM lounge) review
The SFO Priority Pass lounge is located in the International Terminal A. What sucks about SFO is that their terminals aren’t connected together. The AirTrain can only bring you to the International terminal, terminal 1, terminal 2, etc. And each Read more.

Tips, Tricks, and Guides

Top Five Things you Should do in Amsterdam if you have a Long Layover
Amsterdam is an amazing city which is very easily accessible due to the amount of flights coming into Schipol airport. When you arrive into Schipol  airport the City Center is easily accessible by rail. It takes about 15-20 minutes and Read more.
Things they don’t tell you about wearing a cast
In June of 2018, I was involved in an accident where a vehicle merged into the bicycle lane without looking or signaling and sideswiped me off my bike. I used my arm to brace myself from the fall which resulted Read more.
How to Save Money on Dining During Road Trips
The summer season is fast approaching and that means more road trips. With more road trips inevitably means more fast food dining, and these costs can quickly add up with a family of 5. With the ubiquity of the internet Read more.
How to photograph the Northern Lights and was the igloo hotel (Kakslauttanen Resort) worth it?
The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are lights that are created by solar winds bombarding the Earth’s magnetosphere. The lights are amazing and something that one should check out if they have the time, means, and willingness to brave the Read more.