“Tahia’s Italian Audible” (Italy – November 15, 2023 to November 25, 2023)

And I couldn’t believe that GoogleMaps was now routing us into the ZTL of Florence as we made our way towards the Florence Airport. Why did the GPS insist…

“Surviving The Trip” (Northern Japan – July 13, 2023 to July 27, 2023)

That said, I knew that I was definitely not feeling 100% by this time… and I was also concerned about airport authorities maybe forcing quarantine on me…

“Spreading Misadventures” (Northern Japan – July 3, 2023 to July 12, 2023)

…I asked [them] to try the same ETC gate as us just to make sure it was their card that was defective or something… we needed to have a change of plans…

“It’s A Family Affair” (Taiwan – June 27, 2023 to July 3, 2023)

As the road momentarily straightened out, we immediately noticed that the front right tire was flat, and trying to fix it on these twisty mountain roads…

“K-Journey” (South Korea – June 7, 2023 to June 27, 2023)

…ignorance is not bliss moments so far in Korea. Now with this storm, I wondered what other calamity will befall us as things definitely weren’t going…

“50 Shades Of Pink” (Japan – April 5, 2023 to April 16, 2023)

I wondered if maybe I had scraped the underside of the car and something got loose and started scraping the road, or if I had gotten a flat. Well, when…

“The Rare Local Waterfalls Binge Weekend” (Upper Zuma Falls, Los Penasquitos Falls, Jack Creek Falls, and San Juan Falls – March 24, 2023 to March 26, 2023)

After being done with the meal, Mom, Dad, and I parted ways after giving each other big hugs (I’m always feeling the need to cherish these moments these…

“Austin 3 18” (Escondido Falls and Newton Canyon Falls – March 18, 2023)

One, I asked whether they were all volunteers, which they confirmed, and it also made me a bit worried about how unsustainable this arrangement could be…

“Unexpected High Water Adventure” (Trail Canyon Falls – March 3, 2023)

Some people apparently put some flimsy logs to try to make this traverse without getting wet, but I knew that with Mom and I, we weren’t agile spring…

“Fitting In A Quick Adventure” (Santa Ynez Falls – February 18, 2023)

Julie had the most difficulty making her way down while Tahia seemed to make it down no problem though she too took quite a bit of time to figure out how…

“Unexpected Thrills And Nills” (Whitney Canyon Falls, Placerita Creek Falls, Tenaja Falls, and Ortega Falls – February 12, 2023 to February 13, 2023)

The scrambling already made us uncomfortable, and Julie didn’t want to do it, but Tahia already raced ahead and followed the scrambling path up the lower…

“A Nice Blue Weekend” (The Grotto Falls – February 4, 2023)

…we skirted around and down the familiar scrambling paths at the start, there was one dicey sit-and-scoot obstacle that Tahia had already descended…

“A Bad Wheel And Rabbit Holes” (Sycamore Canyon Falls – January 22, 2023)

It was only upon closer inspection as we got further down the Old Cabin Trail that we noticed there was a yellow and blue chopper hovering over the mouth…

“The Oldest Hiker” (Black Star Canyon Falls – January 8, 2023)

I reminded Mom of how Tahia cried at certain parts of this hike when we last did this 3 years ago, and I guess now Mom understood at this point why Julie…

“Sloppy Seconds” (Millard Falls – January 6, 2023)

Following this trail a little further, I then got to what appeared to be another crossing leading to what seemed to be a ledge trail on the correct side…

“Narrow New Years Window” (Upper Hot Spring Canyon Falls – January 2, 2023)

As Julie tepidly stepped onto a rock while leading back against the moderately steep slope, I saw that she slipped and fell with her hip seemingly bouncing…

“Boonie Stomping Boot Camp” (Guam – November 17, 2022 to November 25, 2022)

I guess this got to a point where the pleasure versus pain equation was getting so heavily tipped towards the pain that I started to cross that fine line…

“Storm Chasing” (Flagstaff – October 7, 2022 to October 9, 2022)

Anyways, the dude didn’t look like he was homeless or anything, and the family sitting next to us tried to diffuse the situation by inviting him for a lunch…

“Tragic Limbo” (Queensland, Australia – June 27, 2022 to July 9, 2022)

Just as we were about to use the restroom facilities, I got a text from Julie saying something about my sister-in-law needing to contact Mom ASAP about…

“Instavel Lemmings” (Bali, Indonesia – June 17, 2022 to June 27, 2022)

While they made interesting photo subjects, we tried not to make eye contact with them and we tried to keep our distance as told by Adi. However, in one sudden