The Great American Road Trip: Day 1 – San Francisco → Las Vegas

// June 10th, San Francisco → Las Vegas // This morning we woke up and enjoyed the San Francisco skyline from our bedroom window in the Castro one last time before smushing duffel bags and squeezing zippers shut as we packed up the car. With every trip down the stairs, I worried we might be … Continue reading The Great American Road Trip: Day 1 – San Francisco → Las Vegas


The alarm went off at 3:45am, but I hadn't slept since midnight with excitement for our flight from Delhi to Abu Dhabi. Since we had packed the night before, we grabbed our bags and searched for a tuk tuk to take us to the metro in time for the first train to the airport. Our driver … Continue reading Oman 


Eighteen hours after pulling away from the Jaisalmer train station, we arrived in Delhi, tired, hungry, and hot. We had the pleasure of sharing our bunk beds with a family of screaming children that thought the train compartment was a jungle gym. Luckily, we had booked our hostel in advance and somehow found it by … Continue reading Delhi


Our morning train to Jodhpur took us past field after field of dry brown grass and desert. For some odd reason we also passed a significant number of people taking their morning poop in the ditch by the side of the train tracks. No jokes, we witnessed at least forty people squatting right in plain … Continue reading Jodhpur


Even at the ungodly hour of 2am when the tuk tuk pulled in front of the hotel, I could tell we picked a good one. The lobby was ornately decorated with antique Indian pieces and the entire ceiling was covered in tiles, mirrors, and splashes of color. We were led past the cozy lounge with comfortable leather … Continue reading Jaipur


I was relieved as the morning train pulled away from scam-heavy Khajuraho and brought us to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. The train ride was uneventful except for an old man tapping my shoulder with great concern saying, "You better close his mouth," as he pointed to Byron sleeping with his mouth gaping open. … Continue reading Agra