Crossing Into Tijuana By Land

Yesterday, I had the last minute idea to head over to Tijuana for lunch. The last time I visited Mexico, we drove so the process for entering and exiting was a little different. Last time, my car was broken into while in Tijuana. This time, we chose to park on the US side and walk…

Finds Along the California Coast

This week we took a drive up the coast. Along the way we came across a few jewels that I thought we’d share. Jewel #1 Seymour Discovery Center While tooling around Santa Cruz we found a small educational center that’s great for kids and toddlers alike: the Seymour Discovery Center.   There are quite a…

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…