When Traveling the World is (Momentarily) Not Enjoyable

Lisbon: it is supposedly a wonderful city.  But I have yet to know that because my time in Lisbon was plagued by illness, an ailing mother back home, and an emergency with one of my cats in my San Francisco flat.  Thanks to all of that, I did not have an enjoyable...

A Stopover: The Globetrotter’s (Secret) BFF

Southeast Asia.  Minus Singapore or Bangkok, there are very few ways to get here that do not require a change of planes.  From both North America and Europe, getting to this part of the world is a long flight, followed by another long(ish) flight.  So why not break it...