3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

Derek Travel Tips & Advice 14 Comments

Quite a few months ago, Katie over at TripBase.com initiated an interesting project in which travel bloggers interact with each other in order to create an extensive database of ‘travel secrets’. Each travel blogger, once nominated, writes a post about their ‘3 Best Kept Travel Secrets’ and then nominates other bloggers to do the same and thus adding to the …

The Night I Died In A Cafe

Derek Everything Else 15 Comments

My friend picked me up in front of my apartment building and we immediately drove off, away from the hustle and chaos of the big city. Avoiding the highway, we took quiet country roads instead, moving at a slow speed through a hilly landscape followed by what appeared to be a large forest of sequoia trees. After a long time …

How I Learned Spanish By Doing Nothing

Derek Mexico 26 Comments

I’ve now spent the past six months in Mexico and while learning Spanish has been one of my top priorities, unfortunately it has taken a back seat to my number one priority – completing several new internet projects that I’ve had planned for a while. Since the completion of these projects requires me to spend a good deal of time …

The Joy of Booking a Flight

Derek Perspectives 34 Comments

Is it me or is purchasing a flight ticket one of the most exhilarating feelings in the world? The process usually unfolds as follows. First, sitting in front of my computer, I hover the arrow over that “Submit Payment” button for three excruciatingly painful minutes as I review my flight details a few more times and quickly scan my brain …