Washington State Wine Country!

Washington State Wine Country!

We recently made a trip to Eastern Washington to take in The Great Prosser Balloon Rally in late September.  This annual event coincides with the harvest of the grapes involving thousands of acres of vines.  Dozens of huge hot air balloons are launched on Friday,...
Retiring in Mazatlan, Mexico – On the cheap

Retiring in Mazatlan, Mexico – On the cheap

Mazatlan, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, gets a bad rap. Mostly because people confuse a drug cartel being named after a state, or with a state being named in honor of a drug cartel. This unfortunate labeling likely has kept Mazatlan from the escalating costs of...
Top 3 Tips to get cheap flights to Thailand

Top 3 Tips to get cheap flights to Thailand

We have been travelling to Thailand quite a bit since 2012. My wife is Thai, and we are always looking for a bargain and for cheap flights to Thailand. We travel to back to Thailand at least twice a year, and we have a simple routine we use to book our cheap flights....
Summer at Whistler with Grandkids!

Summer at Whistler with Grandkids!

Every year, my daughter and I take her boys on some sort of adventure.   This year it was to Whistler, British Columbia – home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.   And while you expect some fabulous improvements to this winter venue after the big games, the town has...
9 Things you can do for your homesick wife.

9 Things you can do for your homesick wife.

I have a homesick wife. My wonderful wife and I met 4 years ago, and just recently, she moved all the way from Thailand just to marry me. She misses her family terribly. She misses all of her friends. And she misses her culture. Sometimes in the mornings she gets very...