Visiting Libya: What You Need To Know

By |2024-01-24T22:23:16-06:00January 24th, 2024|Categories: Advice, Africa|

BRIEF RECAP When someone mentions Libya to me, I recall the oversized revolutionary figure of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the brutal civil war.  Gaddafi ruled this North African country from 1969 to 2011.  Gaddafi rose to power when he overthrew King Idris, who had come to power after the Italians.  Gaddafi was a colorful character who [...]

20 Best Photos Of 2023

By |2023-12-12T17:54:10-06:00December 12th, 2023|Categories: Advice, Photos|

20 Best Photos Of 2023.  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 first half of the year was supercharged with two big trips to Africa.   Please take a gander and feel free to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Year In Review 2020

By |2021-12-30T09:57:47-06:00December 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 [...]

7 Most Fascinating Abandoned Wonders Of The World

By |2020-06-03T20:24:00-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Advice|

I am back with another list in my continuing series which is a play off the 7 Wonders Of The World. This time I have created a list of the 7 Most Fascinating Abandoned Wonders Of The World. I am attempting to make a distinction between Dark and Abandoned sights. The places on this list were [...]

7 Off The Beaten Path Dark Tourism Sights Of The World

By |2020-06-01T11:02:50-05:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Advice|

This “best” of list is a bit contradictory in nature. I am compiling 7 Off The Beaten Path Dark Tourism Sights Of The World. Washington Post describes dark tourism as “visiting places where some of the darkest events of human history have unfolded. That can include genocide, assassination, incarceration, ethnic cleansing, war or disaster — either [...]

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