I'm back!

I'm bringing it back and with a new direction. While my travel articles will continue, I'll also be introducing a personal touch and new categories to future articles. Most of the guest posts have been moved to Why Wait to See The World. Upcoming articles will include tech, web development, and my life in Italy. I'll be the only writer going forward and will primarily be my personal blog.

 
 

Travel

Love to travel and learn about the world.

Tech

Front-end web developer and all things tech.

WordPress

Developer on all things WordPress, especially WooCommerce.

Joining Automattic

By Michael Tieso

Exciting news this morning as it has been officially announced that WooThemes in joining Automattic. I joined WooThemes April 15, 2014 as a Support Ninja. At the time we were around 20-30 employees. Within a few months, I moved into a new role leading a small support team for many of our enterprise level extensions.…

What the First Day of My RTW Trip was Like

By Michael Tieso

It was May 12th, 2009 and I was about to embark on a round-the-world trip with my first stop being Beijing, China.

Everything led me to this point

By Michael Tieso

Want to know a secret? After coming home from one-year around the world in 2010, I applied for jobs at retail stores. My blog wasn’t making any money yet and I completely ran out of cash. I was about to walk into BestBuy with my application and thought to myself “what the fuck am I doing?” I…

I took a break from travel blogging

By Michael Tieso

I was sitting for dinner with a group of other travel bloggers in a fancy restaurant. Everyones food arrives. Can you guess what happens next around a group of travel bloggers? Phones and cameras. I’ve had my second bite before the first picture is taken. This is my life now.

I have officially been recognized as an Italian!

By Michael Tieso

It has been a long and crazy process. I made my first call to the consulate in June 2011 to make the appointment to become recognized as an Italian citizen. Since then it has been a struggle getting paperwork, waiting patiently, and trying to reach out to the right people. I am happy to announce…

We’re Moving to Seattle!

By Michael Tieso

On August 11th we’re flying to Seattle! Read more about it here. It’s an exciting new adventure for the both of us as it will be the longest contract and home we’ve been in since we’ve met. We’re by no means going to stop traveling but it’s going to be so nice to have a place…

Guachimontones Pyramids

By Michael Tieso

About 45 minutes from the second largest city in Mexico are the Guachimontones Pyramids and appear to not be getting much attention at all. In 2008 the archaeological site was put on the World Monuments Watch list of 100 Most Endangered Sites due to heavy looting in the area. It’s been several years since then so things may…

Festivities in Tequila

By Michael Tieso

We check into our hotel and as we go outside to explore the city to grab a bite a eat, the city welcomes us with a festival. These are the kind of events that makes traveling so great. They are spontaneous, unexplained, random, and fun. I wasn’t able to get more information on why they…

Drinking Tequila in Tequila

By Michael Tieso

Not many people seem to know that there’s a town called Tequila in Mexico. It’s where the actual drink of tequila originated from and is home to many of the most popular tequila brands including Jose Cuervo and Suaza. Tequila is about an hour away from Guadalajara with a population of around 26,000.

Three Greek Island Day Trips from Rhodes: Symi, Kastelorizo, Chalki

By David Hoffmann

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The center of Dodecanese tourism and culture, it enjoys close proximity to a number of smaller, nearby islands.

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