Mark Benavente’s Mickey Necktie

I’m on Guam for work and I’ve learned so much about the Chamorro people. I drove around the island and visited the Get Pa’go Cultural Village, the Chamorro Night Market, the Guam Museum, and I think I’ve read every sign/historical marker at every stop on the island. Most of it deals with what they call…

Thrifting in Guam

I’ve been on Guam for a week now. I made a list of things I wanted to learn more about (Chamorro history, World War II’s Pacific Theatre, thrifting, and marine life near the reef). Most of these things have easily accessible buildings that contain what I want but finding thrift stores on the island was…

Volunteering to Teach English in Sudan

I’m not saying that we are going to do this but I am interested. Has anyone heard of the Sudan Volunteer Program? Apparently, you live in Sudan for at least six months while teaching college students the nuances of colloquial English. It sounds a little challenging and super fun. I’ve been reading blogs posts here…

Tips for Visiting Guam

A client booked me to work in Guam for two weeks. I’m enjoying my time here and I’ve learned a lot already. Below are some of the things I’ve learned about visiting Guam. #1 Get a rental car A taxi from the airport to Pleasure Island is about $25 one way. If you want to…

Review: Hotel Santa Fe

I had to go to Guam for work. The first meeting was the day everyone was scheduled to fly in. I wanted to have a moment to adjust and get settled before I had to work. I flew in a day early and found a little, cheap (for Guam, at least) hotel to stay at.…