How self-contained can you be?

A few days ago an airline trade group announced new – smaller – sizes for carry-on luggage. Again. Remember: like all corporations, airlines are not about service. They’re about making money. Excuse me, more money. And in this …

Send money, guns and…exit visas

Years ago, before Costa Rica’s advertising and publicity machine kicked into high gear, I was staying in a hostel that happened to be a few doors down from the Nicaraguan embassy, which was a good distance from embassy …

M-16’s, minefields and bar fights, oh my!

We’re all tourists and travelers of one sort or another – through life. On this planet. We share our journeys with many people. My life has taken me to wonderful places where I’ve spent wonderful times with wonderful …