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.



Love to travel and learn about the world.


Front-end web developer and all things tech.


Developer on all things WordPress, especially WooCommerce.


We’re Moving to Mexico!

By Michael Tieso

We’re moving to Mexico for 6 months starting in October. We’re going to Puerto Vallarta and scouting for either a house or an apartment around the area.

China Train

How I Treat Motion Sickness

By Michael Tieso

I can’t sit in a car anymore without getting at least slightly dizzy, unless I’m the driver. Every mode of transportaron that moves gets me dizzy or sick.

florida keys road

How to Get to Key West for Cheap

By Michael Tieso

There are a lot of ways to get to Key West. Since I often opt for slow and cheap travel, I started to research cheap ways to get to Key West.

eagle rays

Not Missing an Opportunity of a Lifetime

By Michael Tieso

Last time I tried to dive, I puked. It was in Fiji and the water currents were extremely rough and I was on my way to go diving with sharks. I felt too ill to go diving and I had missed on an opportunity of a lifetime. The opportunity to dive with sharks rose again when I was invited to go shark diving in the Galapagos with Contiki and Céline Cousteau. This time I was going to go to the Galapagos prepared for diving.

Exploring Galapagos with Contiki

By Michael Tieso

I had the amazing opportunity to tour Galapagos with Contiki. We dove with sharks, explored the islands, ate incredibly delicious meals, and learned about the animals and history of the Galapagos.

Speedboat in Rotterdam

Speed Boat Dance Party

By Michael Tieso

Across the street from the Euromast where I went abseiling is the river where you can get on a speedboat, blast some music, and see Rotterdam from a different viewpoint.

Abseiling in Rotterdam

Abseiling in Rotterdam

By Michael Tieso

I went abseiling off the Euromast in Rotterdam. Abseiling, also known as rappelling, is a slow and controlled decent with a rope off a cliff.

Mount Rushmore

All About Rapid City, South Dakota

By Kristen Kuchar

Just 30 minutes away from Mount Rushmore and looking for a place to stay for the night, I decided on Rapid City, South Dakota. I found it to be a unique destination worth a visit on its own.

east berlin

Being a Local in Berlin

By Michael Tieso

“Berlin combines the culture of New York, the traffic system of Tokyo, the nature of Seattle and the history of, well, Berlin“

Bolivia Trains

What it’s Like to Know Spanish in Latin America

By Michael Tieso

As a child, I didn’t appreciate the fact that I knew spanish and sometimes even avoided it. Now I’m grateful to have been raised bilingual.