Budapest Hungry!


Lindsey and I went on a weekend adventure to Budapest, it is a really really cool city! We are hoping next time to make it to the big hot springs all over the city/country.

44 Countries! Crazy!


Wow, I realized when I was cleaning up my travel list that I have visited a total of 44 countries!

Other random thoughts while thinking about this…

  • I’ve spent 3 of the last 4 years living outside the USA.
  • I lived for a year in Melbourne Australia and Cairo Egypt!
  • I lived for ~9 months in Dublin, Ireland.
  • I’ve spent at least a month in 15 different countries, a few twice!

I love all the countries I’ve been too, but I especially love Croatia. I’ve been there twice for a total of ~6 months and can’t wait to go back. Amazing weather, fantastic food, great people, and a fantastic mood.

Where do I feel the most at home? Ireland, the entire country just feels like sitting down in a bean bag after a long day at work, ie “this is where I belong”. Plus they don’t have snakes.

I’ve got a lot of places I’d like to visit in the future (if I am able too). And, quite a few places I want to go back too. I’ve been really lucky to be able to travel so much!

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Family Visit: London, Nottingham, Ireland, Bath, and Wales!


My Dad and Marian visited for 3 weeks and we had a blast!!!! We started out in London, then back to home base in Nottingham, then a short trip to Ireland, then back to Nottingham, and finally we rented a car and drove to Bath and over and around Wales.

Good times :)!

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Reading – Fun Versus Serious…


I read a lot, and I was curious if the ratio of fun versus serious books changed per year or remained roughly the same. I classified fun as anything I read that is fantasy, sci fi, travel, thrillers, ie, beach books. I classified serious as anything that was business, history, biography, etc.

Percentage of fun books?

2010 – 63%
2011 – 64%
2012 – 46%
2013 – 54%
2014 – 65%
2015 – 70%

Percentage of serious books?

2010 – 37%
2011 – 35%
2012 – 54%
2013 – 46%
2014 – 35%
2015 – 30%

I’ll keep it going and see what it looks like in 10 years :)

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This is bwb’s personal blog, so he can share his thoughts with the world, however scary or silly they might be. Plus family and friends can track what I am up to, and where I am in the world.

I am pretty simple. I love Mangos. I love the ocean (although mostly at sunset, as I’m a ginger). I love to travel, eat exotic food, do long bike rides, read, and use my imagination. At some point, I decided it was better to be a pirate captain than an admiral. I am a globalist and see the entire world as my responsibility and playground. And I am married to an amazing woman who makes life even more fun :)! And we are now the proud parents of Calico Jack :).