After 20 years, I was reunited with my past in Myrtle Beach. As I walked down memory lane through old neighborhoods, places I hung out as a kid, and the scenes of my childhood experiences, so much had changed. After all these years, I had changed too. And that’s why I was really here. I [...]
I landed late on a Thursday night in Myrtle Beach. Ten years have passed since I last visited here. Nearly twenty years had passed since I lived here. Over the next couple of days, I revisited the places and memories of my teenage years. Both Myrtle Beach and I have changed.
As I overlooked one of the most popular spots in Myrtle Beach, I watched as the gray clouds covered the skies like a blanket on a cold winter day. Here in early May, it felt more like winter than spring at the beach. Mist fell from the sky as the bitter, cold wind ripped through my clothes and made me wonder why I decided to spend a day at the beach.
I packed my bag as quickly as I could and headed out the door. I didn’t plan this at all. I didn’t know what I was going to see or how long I would be gone. I just needed to go. A spontaneous trip is like that. You feel that tug and this time you [...]
I’ve flown for the last 20 years but never before had I experienced an airlines computer glitch like the one that happened Tuesday. For many people in the travel industry, the American Airlines computer glitch made headlines. For me, it made for a chaotic travel experience I won’t forget. As I boarded my flight from Sacramento [...]
I think I am going through a mid life crisis. OK, most people look at me don’t think I am old enough to have a mid life crisis. However, I just celebrated my 38th birthday in Yosemite. For a while, I’ve wrestled with my thoughts as I’ve traveled this past year. I had a very [...]
I hate cruises. I’ve never taken one. I don’t really have a desire to take one. And the recent Carnival Cruise disaster only reaffirms my position on cruises. And I am not alone. I hate cruises – a growing trend? After the recent disaster with this cruise, I decided to revisit this post I wrote [...]
I have another travel confession to make. But before I bare my travel soul…again…I want to focus on a positive, exciting moment instead. Like the cold, dark, wet winter. For a guy who has spent most of his life in South Carolina and California, I didn’t experience much winter weather, play in a lot of [...]