An Honest Review of Avelo Airlines

For regular readers, you’ll know that I don’t write reviews of hotels, airlines, restaurants, or things like that, except as incorporated into a larger story. So why this one? A couple reasons. First, Avelo Airlines generously sponsored my flights to and from Humboldt County on my recent trip, so I actually paid much more attention…

Travel Themed Date Night: Lithuania

The small Baltic state of Lithuania has been in the news a lot recently, for some pretty cool things. Risking economic backlash from China, the country did the right thing and allowed Taiwan to open an embassy under its own name (rather than the commonly used Chinese Taipei). Second, it became the first European country…

Travel Themed Date Night: Bangladesh

Well, the end of 2021 isn’t exactly quarantine any longer, but neither is it easy to travel as pre-pandemic. So travel date nights are still happening, albeit much much less frequently than before. What was a weekly endeavor became monthly, and has now seemingly become quarterly. Nevertheless, it’s fun! A picked our country this time,…

2022 Preview

Another year has come and gone. It is hard to believe 2021 is already over. (Read my year in review here.) I guess it’s time to preview 2022 here on The Royal Tour! A necessary caveat: all travel plans are subject to cancellation due to Covid. Omicron is ravaging the world right now, and the…

2021 Year in Review

It wasn’t as bad as 2020; I’ll give 2021 that. While it began slowly, my March vaccination opened the world a bit, and I was able to take some wonderful trips, especially over the second half of the year. 2021 also was a big year here at The Royal Tour. We added some new guest…

Travel Themed Date Night: Peru

Peru has been on my travel wish list for years, but I’ve never had a chance to go. That said, while getting there in person might take a bit, a virtual trip via a date night is totally possible! So, we did. Here is our itinerary. I hope it inspires you to create your own…

Travel Themed Date Night: Netherlands

Well, quarantine seems officially over. I’m vaccinated, as is A, and we have even left the state on a small trip! However, just because we can travel for real doesn’t mean travel themed date nights aren’t still fun. So we are going to keep doing them, albeit less frequently and with a bit less urgency.…