Category: Places

Lions and Tourists
Serengeti Safari

I landed in Dar-es-Salaam after a great flight on Emirates where I actually met a Lithuanian flight attendant. We had a brief chat in Lithuanian after which she very generously hooked me up with an outstanding cheese plate from first class. I keep telling everyone, it pays to

That's Where the Barn Was
My Dad Pointing to Where the Old Barn Was

I know, I know. I promised a post about how to choose the frequent flyer program that is right for you. Well, I wrote that post, but I’m going to Lithuania tomorrow, so I will post part 3 of The Beginner’s Guide to Travel next monday. Until then, I hope you enjoy this post about my next travel trip.

Tomorrow, I fly with my girlfriend to Vilnius, Lithuania. I know, you’re thinking why not Paris, or the Carribbean or at least Hawaii!? Well, if you haven’t noticed I am Lithuanian-American. Born and raised in Los Angeles. First generation. Both of my parents were Lithuanian.

Keg on a bike
Shinjuku on a Rainy Night

Japan is by far one of my favorite places in the world. The recent tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster forced the cancellation of a motorcycle trip I’d signed up for in southern Japan earlier this year.  Since then, I’ve thought greatly about  the tremendous generosity and hospitality of the Japanese people I experienced on my visits there and what an incredible toll these disasters have taken on them.

Disneyland - Small World
It’s a Small World

(Hey everyone, my friend Adrienne is up to her tricks again. This time she wanted to let you in on some interesting secrets about Disneyland. And who am I to argue. I love Disneyland.)

Enter Adrienne

When you grow up in Los Angeles, visiting D-land at least once a year, there’s an extraordinary amount of Disneyland lore that passes from kid to kid.  Secrets we hoped were true, but even if they weren’t, it was fun to think so!  Thanks to the amazing advances in “fact checking,” I can now disseminate this information to you with far more accuracy.

Perfect Little Creature (Olvera St.)
Who’s Ready to Party?

It’s time to stock up on tequila and brush off my luchador skills. Cinco de Mayo is here. Finally! Ever since I started learning spanish, I’ve been trying to live my life in spanish and Cinco de Mayo provides another wonderful opportunity to utilize my burgeoning linguistic abilities.

Hi, I’m Algis


I have an insatiable wanderlust which takes me to some crazy places where I try strange foods, pretend I'm a local and talk with elephants. Keep reading...

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