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JCE BLOG: Finally settling into SWFL!

After two months in Florida, I finally feel at home in Fort Myers! Here’s a quick rundown of all the things I’ve accomplished: 10. Saw a dolphin at the beach. 9. Found a dog beach for Mr. Gaston. 8. Covered a major story in the field and on the desk. (See: http://bit.ly/2nqrGkB) 7. Bought patio furniture and […]

JCE BLOG: Back from Bali, back to business

It’s time to get myself back to work.  It begins with a brand new layout for my website: johncarlosestrada.com The great people at Real Graphics in Lufkin have majorly upgraded my portfolio I made in grad school. The upgrade has my resume, anchor/reporter highlight reel, stories and writing (personal and professional). Lufkin photographer Philip Harbuck took […]

JCE BLOG: The Bali goodbye

It’s time to make our 30 hour journey home to Texas. “This is going to be the longest Sunday ever!,” said Ainsley.  She’s right we started our travel back in Bali at 5 a.m. on Sunday and land in Houston at 11 p.m. Sunday. 😱 But it’s worth it.  Two weeks we didn’t even know […]

JCE BLOG: Day 3 – The Bali proposal

“You make me whole,” he said as we sat poolside alone early Wednesday morning in Bali. … I met Bruce in March 2014 — about 6 months into my time in Victoria, Texas. I had moved back to Texas after a decade on the East Coast getting my schooling and experience in journalism. I had […]

JCE BLOG: Day 2 – Walking with elephants 

It was another early start for the four Texans in Bali for a week. We had one thing on our agenda today: the Elephant Safari Park & Lodge. “I want to hug an elephant, tell them a secret and kiss an elephant,” Ainsley told us during ourbreakfast.   A 50 minute drive dodging Balinese on […]

JCE BLOG: The Texans arrive in Bali

We arrived in Bali around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Excited — still — after a 10,000 mile, 29 hour and 3 plane journey.  Carson points out we are 12 hours ahead of everyone we love. So, we can literally say we’re on the opposite side of the world. The heat in Jakarta earlier in the day turned […]

JCE BLOG: When in Taiwan eat as the Taiwanese do

The 15+ hour Hello Kitty flight is over – we’ve arrived at the at Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. Our legs needed some movement and our tummies needed food – stat!  Despite the Hello Kitty meal placemats and plastic-wear — the EVA airline food wasn’t spectacular. Once we got our bearings we began to […]

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