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Abandoned Young Pioneer Camp In Armenia

By |2021-09-13T02:44:29-05:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Abandoned Young Pioneer Camp In Armenia.  Road trip!  Armenia style.  At first brush, on a guided trip you might think Armenia is solely populated with ancient rock monasteries and abundant helpings of khorovats (BBQ Armenian meats).  But scratch the surface just a bit … and you will realize this landlocked country offers much more. On my [...]

Ted Nims … Hanging With Alferd Packer

By |2021-08-12T07:42:34-05:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|

Ted Nims has traveled to 127 countries.  Ted Nims Counting Countries.  I met Ted at a small travel meetup in Boston a couple of years ago, but knew him prior to that as one of my patrons for Counting Countries.  We both have homes in Chicago and we also connected a couple times in the Windy [...]

Ben Dowson … Nicking Sheeps

By |2021-06-10T05:58:09-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|

Ben Dowson has traveled to every country in the world Ben made a brief appearance as the guest announcer for the January episode of Gina Morello.   After a bit of research, I pieced together who Ben was, pulling on a long thread and realizing that he was connected to many previous guests on this podcast.  Ben [...]

Nick Butter … Don’t Wait For A Diagnosis

By |2021-04-08T08:59:24-05:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|

Nick Butter has traveled to every country in the world while running a marathon.  Nick Butter Counting Countries.  Nick appeared on my radar screen when I read a post on FB about his quest to run a marathon in every country in the world.  My first thoughts were a mixture of disbelief and skepticism.  I started [...]

Visiting Hua Lamphong Train Station

By |2021-03-20T16:13:14-05:00March 13th, 2021|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting Hua Lamphong Train Station .  Every city has its monuments, maybe an ancient temple or a world-renowned museum.  And then you have the functional landmarks like a grand post office or a central train station.  While Bangkok has more than its fair share of fantastical and historical Buddhist temples, it also has a noted train [...]

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 [...]

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