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Travel Musings From Kazakhstan

By |2018-03-30T00:28:43-05:00March 24th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Travel Musings From Kazakhstan.  Why do we like to travel? Yes, of course, it is the momentous experiences that are burned in your psyche.  Sunrise at the Taj Mahal.  Watching a lion tear into a gazelle in the Serengeti near dusk.  Gazing at the mysterious Moai on Easter Island as the waves of the Pacific Ocean [...]

Top Sights Almaty Kazakhstan

By |2018-11-25T06:51:29-05:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , |

Top Sights Almaty Kazakhstan.  Almaty is not elbowing out Paris any time soon on top travel lists, but this Central Asian city should be included on your to-visit-lists.  Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan (yes, that one, made famous by Borat) nearing two million people.  For decades, Almaty served as Kazakhstan’s capital, until the capital [...]

Frank Grosse-Oetringhaus … has created a list of 5,000 places in the world to visit

By |2018-03-09T06:39:21-05:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Frank has nearly visited the 5,000 places on his list which makes him the best traveled person in terms of quality. [Download .mp3] Frank passionately believes in what he calls quality tourism, which he defines as the opposite of checking boxes. So instead of focusing on crossing borders, he focuses on visiting places of note which [...]

Saving Money While Traveling Vaccines Overseas

By |2018-03-14T12:56:58-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Asia|Tags: , , |

Saving Money While Traveling Vaccines Overseas. I can’t travel, I don’t have any money.  Have you ever said that?  I have a couple of tricks to save money while hitting the road.  I have repaired luggage zippers in Yerevan, Armenia.  Timed my haircut for Granada and Bhutan.  And gotten my vaccines in Bangkok. Every year or [...]

Island Paradise Nyaung Oo Phee

By |2018-10-23T21:36:31-05:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , , , |

Island Paradise Nyaung Oo Phee.  Salt-colored sand.  Translucent azure ocean waters.  Tranquility and serenity.  Every year it becomes more challenging to find your own secret hideaway.  Between Tripadvisor, apps, and social media there are fewer and fewer undiscovered corners of the world.  But I found my slice of perfection. How is this for crystal clear [...]

Jeff Shea … has completed 193, summited the 7 peaks and much more!

By |2018-03-08T00:39:24-05:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

[Download .mp3] There are tourists, travelers and then there are explorers.   Jeff has an incredible travel resume, and at times when speaking with him I recalled explorers like Lewis and Clark or Shackleton during our conversation. After sailing across the Pacific in a small sailboat, he spent time in Papua New Guinea. He then began [...]