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Visiting West Burkina Faso

By |2019-05-25T12:56:46-05:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting West Burkina Faso.  I didn’t expect I would be back in Burkina Faso for a second visit after my initial visit to Ouagadougou, the capital, in 2017.  In November of 2018 I partook in a six country West African road trip, which included a drive through Burkina Faso as I exited Ivory Coast and before [...]

A Year In Review 2018

By |2019-05-25T12:57:23-05:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Asia, Oceania, Unique Experiences|

A Year In Review 2018. It was a busy travel year in 2018 with some incredible experiences. After spending New Year’s Eve in NYC, I began my country collecting in Fiji (after my flight was delayed for three days due to a Boston snow storm). Fiji was my 116th country. And in November, I visited my [...]

Debjeet Sen … and the seduction of travel

By |2019-05-25T12:58:10-05:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Debjeet Sen … and the seduction of travel Debjeet has traveled to 119 countries On today’s episode I will be speaking with world traveler Debjeet Seb.  Debjeet was brought to my attention by Ryan Gazder, a fellow moderator of Every Passport Stamp.  Ryan spoke very highly about Debjeet and I believe you will be charmed with [...]

Mali -130th Country

By |2019-05-25T13:00:22-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Mali -130th 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. Mali is my 130th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Eighteen million people make their home in this land-locked western African [...]

Ivory Coast – 129th Country

By |2019-05-26T08:44:29-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Ivory Coast 129th 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.  Ivory Coast is my 129th country.     Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Ivory Coast also known as Republic of [...]

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Ivory Coast – Must-See

By |2019-05-26T08:46:52-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Must-See|

Must-See Basilica of Our Lady of Peace Ivory Coast.  Ivory Coast located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa for centuries was comprised of several kingdoms.  In 1843, Ivory Coast became a protectorate of France until it gained its independence in 1960.  Felix Houphouet-Boigny ruled the country from 1960 until 1993 bringing relative stability and [...]