Posts by Jeremy


Last updated: 05/10/17A while back, we published a guide for how we optimized our CPM advertising with an Amazon and Adsense waterfall. This setup served us well for quite some time and earned us just over $3 CPM across all page views on our site. Over the last few months our blogs have grown rather steadily, with a combined monthly page views of around 175,000 to 200,000 between the two, and we began looking in to see if we could...

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Last updated: 04/19/17Puerto Rican rum has a bit of a cult following behind it, and there is a good reason for it- the stuff is delicious! When we visited this tiny American island territory, we had one goal in mind and that was to try as much local rum as possible (and not just from Bacardi, which is arguably the island’s most popular distillery for non-Puerto Ricans.) What did we find? Well, after a distillery tour, several...

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Last updated: 04/13/17For most travelers, Hiroshima can be divided up into two main sites.  Inside the town itself, the major destination is Peace Park, the restored site of the first nuclear bomb explosion during warfare, now dedicated to world peace and the abolishing of nuclear weapons.  The bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, exploding at an altitude of about 1800 feet which virtually destroyed the city in an instant.  The most...

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Last updated: 06/24/17Update: In June 2017 it was announced that visitors to Machu Picchu would only be able to enter on timed tickets with a tour guide as a means to protect the ancient wonder. Our visit to Machu Picchu was prior to this announcement. We have decided to keep this post as-is in order to remind future visitors who may be frustrated by the new rules that there were some drawbacks in visiting before as well. In many...

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Last updated: 03/17/17It is a bit unusual to come off of spending 3 weeks in one country to hit back in my European trend of spending 3 days in another.  Of course, when thinking of the size relativity of Hong Kong to its neighboring China, one could say I did incredibly wrong by China in comparison.  Still, 72 hours in Hong Kong allowed for a lot of quick site seeing, and a lot still to be missed. Hong Kong is Great for a Weekend...

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