Browsing Category : Travel

Turning the Page


As I sit here, sweating after helping the multitude of strangers load our furniture and belongings into their car and drive away, I can’t help but think: Are we doing the right thing? Wait, let’s rewind a bit. It’s been almost 2 months since we’ve posted last. That’s quite a bit of time to take a break considering for the…

Finding Good Prices on Flights


We in the waffle kingdom like to do a bit of traveling. In the last 18 months, we’ve been to Cambodia, South Africa, Cuba, and India along with several other places domestically. And while, yes, you can travel based on travel reward points, and yes, we have acquired shit ton of the past two/three years. Sometimes it just makes sense…

On Being Flexible and Stoic


The great twentieth century philosopher Mike Tyson once said “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” The story behind that quote is fantastic. He was being interviewed about an upcoming fight, and the reporters where asking how he was going to handle all these plans that had been publicized by his opponent. His response was perfect,…

Guest Post Physician On Fire: Working Worldwide with the Wows- Financial Independence and Volunteering


Hey there waffle tribe, today’s post is an “in case you missed it” post. Last week I had the amazing opportunity to guest post over at Physician On Fire’s site. And let me tell you, it was an absolute honor. Physician On Fire was one of the first FIRE blogs that I started reading and I immediately became hooked. Even…

Wandering with the Wows: Volunteering in Cambodia- Part 1


Whenever I mention any of my volunteer work, it never fails that I always get asked one question.   How do you find placements or organizations to volunteer with? And I usually initially respond with “Do your research!” There are a lot of spammy volunteer organizations out there, so you definitely want to pick one that is reliable and trusted”,…

2018: A Year in Review


We have a tradition here in the Kingdom Of Waffles. We have this journal (See Above) that lives in our holiday decoration box, and every year, at the turn of the year, each of us write a new entry. First we read our entries from the previous year, then we write our new entries independently, only to be read 365…

Well That Wasn’t What I Was Expecting


Ahh travel… We have a saying in this house. No one remembers when things go exactly as to plan. I mean seriously, who likes a travel story  that goes like this: We showed up and breezed through security.  Then we boarded a flight that was completely uneventful and comfortable.  Then we got to our destination, and the hotel was exactly…

Flamigos and Trailers – A FinCon Recap


FinCon We are on the plane ride back home from FinCon.  It’s just kind of settling in: All the great things we read, and learned. All the great people we met. All the fantastic friends that we reunited with. All the great beers that we drank. Mainly, we spent the entire time studiously listening to every possible lecture, and talking…

The Evolution of the Souvenir


If you are like almost everyone, vacations and traveling are something that you get excited to experience for months leading into the trip.  There is planning, buying the tickets and studying the new place you are going.  All this excitement and anxious energy builds up into a crescendo so that when the trip finally arrives, you can hardly believe it’s…