Tagged: Cats

Dreaming of a Simpler Life in Bulgaria

We arrived at the train station in Sofia, Bulgaria fatigued and dehydrated from the 20 hour train ride from Budapest. My cousin greeted us with a big hug and Bobby the driver promptly took...

The Allure and Trap of Routines

Our brains naturally gravitate toward routines. We like patterns. It makes life easier, which leaves more energy for non-routine things, like navigating to a new destination or solving a complex problem. When Martin and...

Marathon Texas Photo Tour

The tiny town of Marathon, Texas was just a quick overnight stop on our way to Big Bend National Park, but we fell in love with Eve’s Garden Bed and Breakfast. Our couchsurfing hosts...

Love Letters to Lima

March 26, 2015 Dear Lima, I’ve only just arrived and already I love you. Our hostel in the Miraflores neighborhood is just blocks from the park on the cliff. We watched the setting sun,...

Panama City: A City of Contrasts

We arrived in Panama City at 3:30 a.m. Well, 4:30 a.m. local time, but it felt like 3:30 to us. I was full of Dramamine and stiff from sleeping on the bus for the...

Is Key West Worth the Hype?

It takes 3 hours driving 45 mph (mostly) on a two-lane road to get there.  Accommodation is extremely expensive – about 90% more than anywhere else we’ve paid to stay. The beach has less...

Miami Adventures

In the early 2000s, my cousin moved to Miami Beach from Minnesota, which thrusted me into a Jimmy Buffet song. Everybody’s got a cousin in Miami / Everybody understands the impromptu / Dancing in the...

Goodbye, Oreo My Cat

  On Monday, June 30, 2014, Oreo moved to her new home.    A kindhearted man who lives in our building took her in. He loves tuxedo cats, didn’t have any other cats or...