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Katelyn Jarvis … Giving Back In West Point

By |2023-01-31T07:14:48-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Podcast|

Katelyn Jarvis has traveled to 150 countries.  Katelyn Jarvis Counting Countries Katelyn is one of many who has been on my radar screen for some time as we passed each other like two ships during the night on FB.   I finally got to meet Katelyn in person at the Extraordinary Travel Festival in Yerevan and [...]

Ildiko Szabo … Daydreaming Of Koalas

By |2023-01-04T09:40:55-06:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Podcast|

Ildikó Szabó has traveled to every country in the world.  Ildiko Szabo Counting Countries I knew of Ildy for several years and had noted her social media presence, but it wasn’t until October of this year when I met her in person at the Extraordinary Travel Festival in Yerevan.  I shared several conversations with her and [...]

A Year In Review 2022

By |2022-12-29T11:31:11-06:00December 6th, 2022|Categories: Advice, Photos|

Looking back, I can confidently say this was an incredibly memorable year with some adventurous travels and the organization and production of the Extraordinary Travel Festival.  (There are affiliates in this post.)  I started off the New Year at my home in Bangkok and contracting Covid on my first night back while celebrating NYE with some [...]

20 Best Photos Of 2022

By |2022-12-06T08:51:43-06:00December 6th, 2022|Categories: Photos, Uncategorized|

20 Best Photos Of 2022.  I am back again with my annual wrap-up of my best travels from the year.  It was another incredible year of travel, especially the first half of the year.   The second half of the year was spent mostly planning the Extraordinary Travel Festival.  As always, there are not really 20 photos [...]

The Kidnapping Of Dr Song (Nopparat Rattanawaraha)

By |2022-10-23T10:51:42-05:00October 23rd, 2022|Categories: Podcast, Uncategorized|

Dr Song Nopparat Rattanawaraha Counting Countries Breaking News I speak with a 193 Insider who was working intimately to free Dr. Song from his kidnappers.  Dr. Song is Chasing 193 and I was kidnapped by bandits as crossed by land from Burkina Faso to Mali.  Dr. Song was held in captivity for 3 weeks until a [...]

Extraordinary Travel Festival Update #6

By |2022-10-04T14:29:32-05:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

On this episode, I will be providing an update for the Extraordinary Travel Festival.  I am happy to share with you the schedule for the event and all of the great speakers. Check out the speakers for the festival. Check out our Extraordinary Adventures with Soviet Tours, ITC Sudan, Large Minority, and WSE Travel. And you [...]

The Last Tourist

By |2022-08-28T17:58:56-05:00August 28th, 2022|Categories: Advice|

I have been fortunate to have partnered with G Adventures over the last several years.  Bruce Poon Tip, the founder of G Adventures is also one of the Executive Producers of this film, The Last Tourist, which I review below.  G Adventures organizes small group tours across the globe with a strong commitment to making travel [...]

Paul Barbato … Embrace The Trainwreck

By |2022-08-16T16:38:14-05:00August 16th, 2022|Categories: Podcast, Uncategorized|

Paul Barbato has traveled to over 70 countries Paul AKA Barbs and I met through Gus Rosted.  Gus is one of the attendees at the Extraordinary Travel Festival.  Gus recommended Barbs as speaker at the festival. I knew Barbs and his YouTube channel, Geography Now! and thought he would be a great addition in Armenia.  Barbs [...]

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