Barred in French Polynesia (Tahiti and Moorea)

Taking advantage of a ridiculous $485 roundtrip flight deal (normally $1200-1500) from DC we found last March, Mrs. Barred and I jetted off in mid-January for a trip to one of the more remote places on Earth, French Polynesia. Despite usually preferring big cities to relaxing vacations, what we found during the 10 day trip, … Continue reading Barred in French Polynesia (Tahiti and Moorea)

Barred in Australia

You should definitely visit Australia in your lifetime, particularly if you snag a sub-$750 flight and/or have friends/family living down there. Why? Australia is full of amazing natural beauty and people are universally friendly. Melbourne is one of my favorite cities I've ever visited. Port Douglas is a sublime beach town near the Great Barrier … Continue reading Barred in Australia

Barred in Portugal – Trip Report

Portugal is awesome. After spending 8 nights traveling with Mrs. Barred in DC and our third-wheel buddy in mid August, I highly recommend making a visit to the small, beautiful, relaxing, affordable country on the Iberian Peninsula. We hadn’t been expecting to make it to Portugal any time soon, but couldn’t pass up a $430 … Continue reading Barred in Portugal – Trip Report