World Travels

Travels around the globe

Mexico again!

 Back in Mexico again with the Austin Scuba Club.  It's another great dive trip, and its even better than the last one.  The main difference is that I'm MUCH more comfortable in the water now.  I've be... Read More...

Mardi Gras 2000

Mardi Gras is always an amazing street party in Austin.  This year there were a few police issues where the local force decided that they were going to demonstrate who was really in charge. Despite the cancel... Read More...

Carnaval Brasileiro 2000

Every February Austin has its own version of the Carnaval festival in Brazil. It's usually a two night party with samba bands, costumes, cheap beer, and just a great hedonistic time. This year two of my scuba c... Read More...

New Years Eve 2000

Austin exploded in a typical street party for the last day of the 20th century. (Ok, technically not for another year, but it sounds good!) My excellent friends Amy and Brian came down from Lubbock and Dallas t... Read More...

Paris, the city of lights

 It's a day for cliched post titles.I think Paris may have been my favorite place that we visited during this trip.  Everything was amazing, from the food, to the wine, the art and even the peopl... Read More...

Fun in Amsterdam

Well, this town is nothing like what I expected! We got into our hostel from the airport pretty late, but we wanted to go out and see a bit of the nightlife.  We were staying in the Leidseplein area, and ther... Read More...

London calling!

This was my first trip out of North America.  I'd just heard about a great fare sale on US Airways between DFW and London, and decided that I couldn't miss out.  I asked around my circle of friends to see if an... Read More...

San Francisco

My friend April had a training class in San Francisco, and had decided to take a bit of a vacation afterwards.  She invited me to join her for a tour of the Napa valley and Bay areas.  We spent a long weekend... Read More...
Henry Malmgren and Brandi Kovalski celebrate Halloween.

Halloween 1999

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and this year was no exception. I went as an S&M&M, which was basically an M&M costume with a few whips and chains thrown in for a little raunc... Read More...

Diving in Mexico

Not only was this a fantastic diving trip, it was also my first trip outside of the United States.  I had a brand new passport on which the ink was barely dry, a new set of dive gear, and a whole lot of but... Read More...