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Visiting Koh Mak

By |2021-02-22T10:27:47-06:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Visiting Koh Mak.  Koh Samui, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi.  When travelers think of Thai islands, these are some of the islands where travel plans are made first.  And not without good reason.  There are some fantastic beaches, great restaurants, and awesome resorts.  But, these islands are overflowing with tourists who are scrambling between a McDonalds and [...]

Gina Morello … No Roof On Your Dreams

By |2021-02-11T09:09:35-06:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|

Gina Morello Counting Countries has traveled to every country in the world Gina and I met at the Principality of Sealand in the summer of 2019 during the Extreme Travelers International Congress.  And I have been following her travels since that time on social media.  She is one of the few women who have completed the [...]

Spectating NLD – Aung San Suu Kyi Political Rally

By |2021-02-04T06:04:38-06:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Spectating NLD - Aung San Suu Kyi Political Rally 2012 Myanmar - Burma.  When the topic of travel is brought up, often the first question posed is “what is your favorite country?”  For those who travel extensively, this query can often result in mere pretense.  Most travelers I have spoken with or interviewed do not have [...]

A Year In Review 2020

By |2020-12-26T10:47:12-06:00December 26th, 2020|Categories: Advice, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

A Year In Review 2020.  I would never have anticipated writing a year in review like I am now.  Every year I enjoy writing this overview, but this year was a bit disappointing.  I have been incredibly fortunate with my health and that of my family in contrast to many across the world who have [...]

Lopburi Monkey Festival

By |2020-12-22T03:01:20-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Lopburi Monkey Festival.  Everyone loves a great party and the monkeys of Lopburi are no different.  Think great conversation, abundant food, and some catchy music are you too can be celebrating at the Lopburi Monkey Festival. Lopburi, a town of 30,000, can be found a couple of hours north of Bangkok.  It is an easy drive, [...]

Indy Nelson … Looking For The Pieces Of A Puzzle

By |2020-12-10T00:48:10-06:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

Indy Nelson has traveled to every country in the world. I learned about Indy from former guest, Lexie Alford who mentioned she had collaborated with him in regard to the document collection phase of her quest to earn a Guinness World Record.  I had learned that Indy himself attempted to earn a Guinness World Record for [...]

Jack Goldstein … Itching To Cross Borders

By |2020-11-12T08:10:22-06:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

 Jack Goldstein has traveled to 134 countries Jack and I have never met in person, but we have been close, one time both being in the Caucasus at the same time years ago.  And I “met” him numerous times over a quarantine Zoom trivia game for a number of weeks during the height of Covid [...]

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