How We Became Resort People

We have always prided ourselves on our status as no-frills, minimalist, rough and ready travelers. We pack carry-ons only – no checked luggage – and try not to worry when our hostel of choice tends a little more to the medium scary side than we expected. No door on the bathroom? No problem. No Wifi…

The Dowds Visit the Pyramids

I’m not trying to brag or anything, but the Dowds just returned from our First Foreign Vacation since giving birth almost exactly one year ago. Our destination? Cairo – exotic, vibrant, and most importantly, a short non-stop flight from our current residence in Kuwait City. Perhaps we were cheating a little, dipping our big toe…

On Airplanes and Infants

Baby Dowd’s first flight covered seven thousand miles, traversed an ocean, and spanned thirteen long, empty hours. It was with a little trepidation that we prepared for this journey.