Rethinking Your Bucket List

A few weeks ago, we attended the Travel + Adventure Show in Long Beach, California. We had the opportunity to sit in on a talk by CBS Travel Detective, Peter Greenberg.

I won’t go into the specifics of his presentation–a lot of it was aimed at middle- to upper-class, white, hetero people/couples. And as we are a queer, low-income, non-white couple, a lot of it didn’t really apply to us; or at least, we couldn’t really relate to it. But he did have a few pointers that we could relate to and implement into our travel adventures.

One of the things he said was to throw out your bucket list. Why? Because all the places on your bucket list, are most likely on everyone else’s bucket list as well. Continue reading Rethinking Your Bucket List

Cha Cha Cha Wednesday

How many people out there have birthdays around the holidays?

*raises hand*

Both Melo and I have birthdays just after the holiday season. Hers is early January and mine is at the end of December (my mom, brother, nephew, and several cousins also have birthdays in December; it’s a fun month).

This past year, we were actually traveling on New Year’s Eve. We had flown back to the east coast to spend time with my family for Christmas and we flew back to LA on the NYE. We actually landed around 11pm, so we quickly Uber’d to see some local family for the countdown and some pancit (a Filipino or Pinoy noodle tradition) before heading home. I was a little bummed, but in the long run, it was nice to spend a couple of weeks with my family for Christmas. It had been a few years since we were all together for the holidays and we all had a really good time. Unbeknowest to me, however, Melo had been planning a little surprise for me for the weekend (more on that later!). Continue reading Cha Cha Cha Wednesday