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A Year In Review: 2017

By |2018-01-06T08:29:45-05:00December 26th, 2017|Categories: Counting Countries 193 Countdown|Tags: |

A Year In Review: 2017.  It was another crazy year of travel in 2017.  I continued exploring new countries, visiting my 115th country in September when I touched down in Palau in September.  There are 193 countries recognized by the UN, so that means I still have 78 more to travel.  Besides visiting Palau, I traveled [...]

Tony Giles – 110 countries … and blind and mostly deaf

By |2018-03-07T20:41:31-05:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

[Download .mp3] Tony has a sense of adventure not rivaled by many. Tony heard tales of travel from his Dad, a merchant marine.  He also had two opportunities to study in the USA as a student.  Yet, the gift of a kidney which prevented a life of dialysis supercharged his travel life, reminding him that his [...]

Palau – 115th Country

By |2017-12-13T15:25:27-05:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Counting Countries 193 Countdown, Oceania|Tags: , |

Palau – 115th Country.  To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries.  Palau is my 115th country.     Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  I took a brief late night flight on [...]

Palau, Pacific Perfection

By |2017-12-13T17:57:48-05:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Must-See, Oceania|Tags: , , |

Palau, Pacific Perfection. Dreams do come true.  The country of Palau in the Pacific Ocean is a vision of transparent azure oceans, rainbow-colored tropical fish, and hundreds of green-dotted islands.  It is fantastically beautiful.  Palau is series of 300 plus islands is located in the Western Pacific Ocean and is part of Caroline Islands in Micronesia.  [...]

Snorkel In Yap

By |2019-05-11T19:21:15-05:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Oceania, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

Snorkel in Yap. I swung my legs over the side of the boat, and slid into the warm Pacific Ocean.  I was in Yap, one of the four main islands of Federated States of Micronesia.  Yap with its cool sounding name is an isolated island with less than 20,000 people calling it home.  Only two scheduled [...]

Faces Of Bhutan

By |2018-10-23T03:26:23-05:00December 10th, 2017|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

Faces Of Bhutan.  I was a guest of Raven Tours and Treks.  All opinions are expressed are my own, and I would recommend you travel with Raven Tours and Treks.  Part of the magic traveling to Bhutan is the people.  They are friendly and easy going.  And very photogenic. Monks Buddhist monks are a ubiquitous site [...]

Federated States Of Micronesia – 114th Country

By |2017-12-11T18:14:07-05:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Counting Countries 193 Countdown, Oceania|Tags: , , |

Federated States Of Micronesia – 114th Country.  To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries.  Federated States of Micronesia is my 114th country.     Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  They don’t [...]

Yap – Remote Pacific Paradise

By |2018-07-08T23:56:36-05:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Must-See, Oceania|Tags: , , , |

Yap - Remote Pacific Paradise. Yap is remote, real remote. Only three flights a week connect to this miniscule Pacific Island. Yap is one of the least visited countries in the world, click here to see the other least visited places.  Yap is one of the four islands that makes up the Federated States of Micronesia. [...]