There’s a beach just north of West Palm Beach, FL that should be packed, but it’s often empty. The water is clean, clear, and warm. There are limestone formations next to the shore. But, there are a limited number of parking spots that allows for the beach to not be too crowded.
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Orlando to Little Rock, Arkansas- $0
Miami to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands – $0
Miami to Rome, Italy – $0
Miami to Havana, Cuba – $10
The above list is where I’ll be traveling to in the next 10 months and how much it cost me for the plane tickets.
Continue reading My $10 Itinerary – How I Get To Fly Around The World So Cheaply
Follow along next week as I travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala then take a bus between and around volcanoes as I travel to Tapachula, Mexico and explore the beautiful Mexican state of Chiapas.
I will visit with former students and visit schools where they are teaching English.
Many pictures and posts to come.
My wife and I love to travel, one of the best things about traveling is getting to try new foods that aren’t available in our city. One of our favorite dishes is pho. Pho (pronounced fuh as in fun without the “n”) is a Vietnamese noodle soup.
When we travel to different cities, we often look up pho restaurants on Yelp and order some. We have had pho in 5 different states. If you haven’t noticed, we really like it.
Where we currently live – Jonesboro, Arkansas – we cannot get pho, so we decided to take a shot at making our own. We scoured the interwebs and pieced together a recipe from many different ones that we saw. Continue reading How to Make Faux Pho
My name is Will Huff. I’m an instructor at Arkansas State University. I also have a small marketing company called Huff Media Services that helps support my teaching habit. In October 2015, my wife and I bought our first Toyota Prius. We knew that to build our business – we needed to see clients who were a few hours away – we would need to do a lot of driving and a Prius was the best way to help us cut our costs. We bought a used, silver, 2011 PriusII with 70,000 miles on it. We were instantly in love with our car. We were in love with the spaciousness of the hatchback and the headroom. We were in love with the quietness of the ride. Most of all, we were in love with the gas mileage. Since buying the Prius our lives have changed. We have gone to just about everywhere we can get to by car, we have seen so many new places, and my driving habits and lifestyle habits have changed for the better due to the purchase of our Prius. Continue reading Let’s Go Places: How Buying a Toyota Prius Changed My Life(style)
I’ve been to a lot of places and I have seen a lot of things. I have also read about many places that I have never been to, but want to experience someday. I did not imagine that there was a place, in the USA, that I had never heard of that could take my breath away and leave me in awe.
I was on a cross-country trip (which I will write about soon) and was cutting from Montana across to California. I imagined Washington as a mountain filled state with a lot to see and Oregon as just a state to get across to the coast. BOY WAS I WRONG! Continue reading My New Favorite Road – I-84 in Oregon!
Traveling isn’t cheap! That’s common knowledge, right? But there are people, like me, who find ways to go abroad and stay abroad for long periods of time. Many times, the price of plane tickets and lodging are small in comparison to some of the events that are missed while exploring the world.
Continue reading Weddings and Funerals – Wanderlust’s Hidden Price
In 2007, the average monthly income in Bangkok, Thailand was about 145 Euros. The average income in my home country of Germany was 2800 Euros, after taxes. The thing with the average income is that a lot of people earn less than that and only a very few lucky ones earn a lot more. I had way less than the average German income, because I was a student. Still, I wouldn’t work for less than 5 Euros per hour in Germany, let alone for 5 Euros a day like the average Thai person. And I am single, just imagine having to finance a family with that kind of money! Continue reading Saving the “Rich” White Girl
The holidays are upon us and I am a few thousand miles away from home. I’m in Brazil with my wife right now. We have been here for 2 months.
My parents and some of my siblings are in Arkansas. Some siblings are in Michigan. I have aunts, uncles, and cousins in both states that I am really close to. It would seem that I would get homesick, but I don’t.
I never do.
It’s hard for many people to understand, but I don’t “miss” people the way others miss people.
I don’t feel sad that I am away from people for long periods of time. Continue reading Am I the Only One Who Doesn’t Miss Home and Family?