Travel Suggestions

I’ve been fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling. I tend to seek out offbeat and quirky things everywhere I go. I used to keep a few lists in a Google Doc for when friends asked for suggestions on what to do when visiting places I’d been before. I’ve found foursquare lists to be […]

Beijing Beef vs Orange Chicken on Olympic opening day and free wifi at Houston airport

En route from Belize City I decided to honor the start of the 2008 Olympic Games by taking the Panda Express challenge. A sign in Houston’s George Bush Intercontintal Airport posed the question: “Which is better, Beijing Beef or Orange Chicken”. After trying both, I give the gold medal to Orange Chicken with Beijing Beef […]

World Trip 2008

I’m currently on a 5 month trip around the world with my girlfriend Lisa. I’ve finally found enough time to update this blog to point to my trip blog mostexcellentjourney.com. Its got a map of where we’ve been, notes from each place we’ve visited and photos. You can also get the RSS feed or get […]

Why Virgin America is great (and I’m not even on board yet)

Today is my first time flying Virgin America. I’m headed to New York from San Francisco. My final destination is Boston but I decided to route through NY and take the Chinatown bus to Boston just to try out Virgin America. So far its great. Virgin America flys out of the international terminal at SFO. […]

Old & new school: San Francisco to Chicago via train with an iphone

I’m en route to Chicago from San Francisco (well, really Emeryville) to visit my brother. I’ve got my iphone which I hacked last night to allow my laptop to use the Internet via ad hoc wireless. I’ve got 3 full batteries, so we’ll see how long I can keep the trainblog going. Hour 1: Left […]