India – Day 6 & 7, Varanasi to Jaipur

14. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 6 & 7, Varanasi to Jaipur
Day 6 of our trip to India was almost completely devoted to traveling, so I’ll include it here with Day 7. We started our day on the Ganges again, or the “Ganga” as they refer to it here. We just had time to take in the sunrise and head up and down the river for ...

India – Day 5, Varanasi

13. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 5, Varanasi
Our day started at 530am. We met our tour guide, Ayoosh, for an early look at the Varanasi. We started our tour at the Ganges, where hundreds of people gather every morning to chant, pray, perform music, meditate, practice yoga, and in general say good morning to the river. We watched the sun rise and ...

India – Day 4, Delhi to Varanasi 

12. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 4, Delhi to Varanasi 
Today we headed to Varanasi, the cultural and religious center of India. Our driver described it as ‘the Hindu Mecca’, although 35% of city is occupied by Muslims.  After a long, relaxing breakfast, and a one hour flight delay, we headed to Delhi International Airport and caught our flight to Varanasi. The Air India flight ...

India – Day 3, Agra to Delhi

11. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 3, Agra to Delhi
Today started at 330am after a 9 hour sleep – yes, we fell asleep at 630pm last night. Jet lag is real. At 6am, we met our guide, Manu, in the lobby of our hotel. We loaded up our bags and headed to the entrance of the Taj Mahal to pick up our tickets.  After ...

India – Day 2, Delhi to Agra

10. October 2016 Travel 0
India – Day 2, Delhi to Agra
We spent our morning in Delhi, enjoying an amazing breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Delhi before watching the American Presidential debate at 630am.  After breakfast we headed to the India Gate in Delhi with our driver guide. We spent a long time taking pictures of the Gate, and posing for pictures with curious locals who ...

India – Day 1, Delhi

India – Day 1, Delhi
After one 14 hour flight to Doha, Qatar, a 3 hour layover, and a 3 hour flight to Delhi, I arrived in India at 2AM. After clearling customs and grabbing my bag, I found my driver and headed to our first hotel to meet Amanda – where I quickly passed out.  Our first day in ...

Summer 2016 is in the Books

06. September 2016 Other Stuff, Travel 0
Summer 2016 is in the Books
This was a hell of a summer. 2016 has been a great year thus far, and after returning to Florida for the rest of the year, I figured I would write a quick recap of what I’ve been up to this July and August. The summer started with a quick trip to Saskatchewan. My grandma ...

My Best Friend

12. August 2016 Other Stuff 0
My Best Friend
Why is a dog a man’s best friend? It seems strange. We have cats, birds, and fish as pets, but none of them leave quite the impression on us that dogs do. A dog is there when you need him, quiet when you don’t, and always up for your next move. My family dog, Twister, ...

Lake Country in Interior BC

03. August 2016 Travel 0
Lake Country in Interior BC
If you’ve never been, the interior of British Columbia is a must-visit in the summertime. There are lakes, hikes, and wineries everywhere you turn. My girlfriend, Amanda, has a family cabin in Oyama that we visit several times every summer. This year, I was lucky enough to bring my brother up for the long weekend ...