Thoughts and Adventures


Las Marietas

Two Saturdays ago, we headed out to explore the uninhabited islands at the edge of the Bay of Banderas, Las Marietas. We got in some great snorkeling and whale and bird watching! We were lucky to have Cesar get a boat for us and supply all of the snorkeling gear through his surf company. There […]

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

I had an awesome time in Lake Tahoe. The skiing was incredible and just when I thought the powder couldn’t get any better, more snow fell. I think we got around 51″ when I first arrived and then a week in we got dumped on with another three feet. I started to really enjoying skiing […]

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train… -Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train... -Oscar Wilde

Being with Andy in Lake Tahoe has gotten me charged up about travelling to South America and living with him there. We are taking a few notes out of Timothy Ferriss’s book, The 4-Hour Workweek, for some of our plans. I also have a book I got from Jessie on Buenos Aires that I have gotten […]

Web 2.0 Expo – March 28th – 31st

Web 2.0 Expo - March 28th - 31st

I just got approval for funding from Deloitte to attend the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco from March 28th to March 31st. I am very excited about this opportunity. Other than a hacker’s conference that I went to while doing ethical hacking for PwC, this will be the first major technical conference that I […]

The Sabbatical Begins

The Sabbatical Begins

I have arrived in Tahoe after travelling all day on Wednesday. It took me about 14 hours since I decided to save costs by getting a flight with two stop overs. Meanwhile the arrival and departure airports were both about an hour and a half from where I was travelling from/to. While a lot of […]

Soon to be my new home… Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

Flights to Puerto Vallarta have been booked! I will be landing in Mexico on March 1st. I am looking forward to working with Anna and Ryan in person and getting to experience the tours that they have been working on first hand. I think this will be a great opportunity for me to work on […]

First Stop… Lake Tahoe

First Stop... Lake Tahoe

Flights have been purchased for my first flight, which initiates my departure from the east coast. February 16th I will be flying into Reno to begin my adventure. While this might seem like an excellent start to a five month vacation, it is much more than that. A good college friend of mine, Andy Tiffany, […]

In the beginning… there was a sabbatical

I have decided to start a blog to be able to communicate the interesting things I learn and discover throughout my life with others. This idea came about primarily due to an upcoming sabbatical, starting February 12th. I will be taking the sabbatical through a program with my employer, Deloitte Consulting, which involves my getting […]