Galapagos Islands

Don't drink and Snorkel. Or maybe do, hell I'm not your mom.  After a few days on Ecuador's mainland, we decided to hop over to the Galapagos Islands.  I suggest not looking out the window on your descent into the airport.  Why?  Because the airport and landing strip is so teeny tiny that you assume …

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Guangzhou China: Lucille the Furball and Feline AIDS

I arrived in Guangzhou, China to stay with my brother and sister-in-law for a couple of weeks. As I'd never been to Asia, I was pretty jazzed about it at this point. The first few days were spent strolling around the city, eating delicious, sizzling dumplings, taking it all in. Besides a romp about Europe after graduating college, I had ventured neither far nor wide from my little place in the world, a midsize city in a midwest state.