Category: Travel

How To Not Compromise

“To infinity and beyond!” - Toy Story ~~~~ Despite feeling under the weather, this past week I was excited to schedule our vacation trips for this year. As we start to plan our trips, I was reminded of this article originally published September 18, 2017. Thinking of each other first has helped us plan future ...

Freedom To Explore: The Maldives

"Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans." –John Lennon ~~~~ It was amazing! No, not because of the hours traveled, luxurious resort, or beautiful pictures taken. It was amazing because of the uninterrupted quality time Rocket and I spent with each other.  If you saw any of our recent social ...

Out of Office

"A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." - Robert Orben  I'm currently out of the office still celebrating my birthday! Rocket surprised me with an amazing birthday vacation trip that I can't wait to share soon. I will update the blog when we return this week, but you ...

Exploring the Region Part 2: Muscat

"Hold on, here we go! Next stop, knowledge!" - Finding Nemo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  I’m constantly reminded that my experience in the Middle East contrasts greatly with my previous misconceptions about the region. Before I visited, news reports framed it as a volatile desert environment with limited diversity. As I sit in a cafe at Dubai Garden ...

Ready, Set, Go!

“I live my life a quarter mile at a time.” - Dom, Fast and the Furious ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As I sit back at an empty desk in Rocket’s office, gazing out the window, it finally hit me: I’ve settled nicely into my new home. I have my own group of friends, we finally finished decorating our ...

How To “Survive” A South African Safari

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” - Out of Africa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you visited our Instagram page (@pintoeverafter) last week, you would have seen hints about our latest travel experience! We vacationed in South Africa, which was at the top of Rocket’s travel destination wish list. It took some convincing ...

Caution! 7 Things to Watch Out For While Traveling.

"Well he'll learn that nobody crosses The Penguin and gets away with it." - Batman: Penguin's Clean Sweep, 1968 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After an extended vacation visiting my family and helping my younger sister move into her freshman dorm room, I returned to Dubai for less than 24 hours before jetting off on an adventure with Rocket. ...

Take Me Home

“There’s no place like home.” - Wizard of Oz ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Each summer, I usually plan one vacation home, even during my time at ESPN despite having only 2 weeks off a year. During July and August, there are multiple family celebrations that I eagerly look forward to, but since I recently traveled home for my ...

J’aime Paris (I love Paris)

“Paris is always a good idea.” - Sabrina ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June 5, 2017….exactly one week ago marked our first year of marriage. This past year was filled with many adventures, a few challenges, but most of all love, friendship and support. My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary in none other than the city of ...

The Colors of Kolkata

"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" - The Wizard of Oz  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “We are on a movie set right? Where are the cameras”...I thought to myself as I hurriedly glanced around trying to take in as much as possible…                         ...

Honeymoon Bliss

“Adventure is out there.”  - Ellie, Up ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From learning Bahasa Indonesia, eating bebek bengil (crispy duck), shopping in markets, to playing with monkeys in the forest, our honeymoon in Bali was truly memorable. We were united and untethered, free to live in the moment. While enjoying every experience for what it was, I didn’t ...