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Planes, Trains, and Visas

By |2019-12-08T19:50:23-06:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Advice|

In this ongoing post, I will document my travels in regard to the minutia of recording my flights, hotels, food, visas, lounges and other travel trivia. January 7 - Thailand Checking in at O'hare's international terminal with Korean Air. The first flight of the year was a long and uncomfortable ride from Chicago to Seoul.  Sitting [...]

Pamir Highway: What You Need To Know

By |2019-07-06T05:56:01-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Asia|

Pamir Highway What You Need To Know.  The Pamir Highway offers some of the most spectacular views on the globe.  This is a remote and desolate area and is lacking in many creature comforts.  In this post, I have shared with you some things you should know to make your trip more enjoyable. I traversed the [...]

Why Small Group Travel With G Adventures

By |2019-07-06T05:58:13-05:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Advice, Africa|Tags: , , , |

Why Small Group Travel With G Adventures.  What is your style of travel?  I often get this question. And I don’t have a good answer.  Why is that? Because I don’t have a consistent style. I have stayed in a $3 room in the Mekong Delta, slept on a teenager’s pull-out coach in Transnistria, and lived [...]

What You Need To Know When Visiting Abkhazia and Getting A Visa

By |2019-07-06T05:59:22-05:00June 10th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Asia|Tags: , |

What You Need To Know When Visiting Abkhazia and Getting A Visa.  The UN recognizes 193 member states.  Then there is Palestine and the Vatican, which are called Observer States.  That brings you to 195.  There are other countries like Taiwan and Kosovo which seem like countries but due to global politics, are not part of [...]

Saving Money While Traveling Vaccines Overseas

By |2019-07-06T06:00:36-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Asia|Tags: , , |

Saving Money While Traveling Vaccines Overseas. I can’t travel, I don’t have any money.  Have you ever said that?  I have a couple of tricks to save money while hitting the road.  I have repaired luggage zippers in Yerevan, Armenia.  Timed my haircut for Granada and Bhutan.  And gotten my vaccines in Bangkok. Every year or [...]

Ultimate Guide Bhutan

By |2020-01-06T20:48:32-06:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , , |

Ultimate Guide Bhutan. I have traveled to Bhutan three times, approximately spending a month in the country.  I have also worked with a local travel operator as a consultant for three years.  If you need advice or help, planning a trip to Bhutan, please email me at Ric @ GlobalGaz.com. “Koo zoo zong po la,” I [...]

Haircuts Around The World

By |2019-11-26T20:38:15-06:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , |

Haircuts Around World.  Twenty dollars!  Actually, twenty-four dollars with the tip.  That is the price for my haircut at the barbershop near my apartment in Chicago.  There is no heavy lifting involved; 20 or 25 minutes and I am out the door.  I am a bit of a value shopper, maybe even a bit cheap.  In [...]

Ultimate Guide Easter Island

By |2019-07-06T06:53:36-05:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Advice, Must-See, South America|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ultimate Guide Easter Island.  The Taj Mahal. The Pyramids. The Eifel Tower. The Statue of Liberty. There are certain monuments around the world that are known to all. I remember even as a kid I knew these landmarks. And there was another landmark that made an impression on me as a child … the mysterious Moai [...]

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