Day 88: Uzbekistan Airways

Uzbekistan Airways gets a bad rap.  The reputation of Uzbekistan's flag carrier, Havo Yollari, is in my opinion undeserved.  Customer service issues are usually the primary complaint, but with a modern fleet of Boeing and Airbus airliners and an outstanding safety record, getting from point A to point B could be worse. Options out of … Continue reading Day 88: Uzbekistan Airways

Day 91: Afrosiyob

What do you call a high speed Spanish made train in Uzbekistan running on a Soviet gauge?  How about naming it after an ancient city near Samarkand which was occupied from 500 BC to 1220 AD.  For a country on the crossroads of history, Afrosiyob seems a logical choice. Commercial service on the line began … Continue reading Day 91: Afrosiyob

Day 10: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 2

This is Part 2 in a post dedicated to my reflections and learnings after our most recent international pack-out. If you were able to read Part 1 on this subject, then you know that some important strategies for our moving include hiring a reputable company, giving from our personal excess, and letting go.  There are … Continue reading Day 10: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 2

Day 11: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 1

This topic is too big to discuss in one day!  Here is Part 1 of a short series dedicated to this topic: If you're someone who has a similar lifestyle to the PashbyMauls, moving internationally is an inevitable part of life.  There is no question IF a move will take place in life; there is acknowledgement … Continue reading Day 11: Reflections on Moving Internationally, Part 1

Day 26: Exploring Pompeii

Pompeii has been on my bucket list for a while because of the amazing aura surrounding it. How often does one get to take in a 7th-6th century BC city with Etruscan, Greek, and Roman elements inside of it? Or glimpse the evidence of Roman life and conquer, completely preserved due to the eruption of … Continue reading Day 26: Exploring Pompeii

Day 55: Neuschwanstein Castle

   Today a dream for the last 8 years has been realized. 8 years ago, I was traveling with a group of people in Bavaria and we came to understand that we didn't have time to see Neushwanstein Castle before moving on to our next destination. As Drew and I were trying to decide our … Continue reading Day 55: Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 64: Road Tripping to Switzerland

 Oh Italia. There is nowhere we have been that was not amazing and beautiful, and we feel as though we have barely scratched the surface of what is possible. Amidst all of the great wine, food, scenery, art, music, architecture and history, it can be easy to neglect Italy's neighbors. This is one weekend we … Continue reading Day 64: Road Tripping to Switzerland