Spring Break 2018 in Peru

The whole family (wife, and three kids 3, 6, 10) just went to Machu Picchu (MP), Peru for spring break.  We loved it!  Since many people have asked about the trip, I decided to document some suggestions and lessons learned here.  Enjoy:   Pre-Planning If you want to get into the spirit before your trip, […]

Indian currency abolished

We were having breakfast yesterday and during a break in the conversation, I heard that that the currency had been abolished.  What?  How did I miss this?  I pulled these notes from my wallet.  Due to regular travels, I typically have a lot of reserve currency from past trips.  I thought I was so smart […]

Back in Abu Dhabi

“Here I go again on my own.  Walking down the only road I’ve ever known. Like a drifter I was born to walk alone…” Well, maybe not alone, but I am back in Abu Dhabi for the second time in 12 months. I’m sitting in the same seat where I first met Diana on our […]

Christmas Eve Gift

The first rule of “Christmas Eve Gift” is that we don’t talk about Christmas Eve Gift.   The second rule is…we don’t talk about Christmas Eve Gift.  The remainder of the rules for the annual Coke holiday tradition are as follows: Anytime on Christmas Eve, in the timezone that you are in, be the first […]

Where in the world is Carmen Beukenkamp?

This is a “fracking” small town. All I have to say is, if you haven’t been here, then you don’t know DIK. This is the kind of airport my 2 year old builds out of Lego, with just one plane. And I’m out.