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Three Days In Brunei

By |2020-02-23T06:10:32-06:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Advice, Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Three Days In Brunei.  Of South East Asia’s myriad and popular options, Brunei might be the least known country in the region (well, except for East Timor). Brunei is located on the island of Borneo, which it shares with Malaysia and Indonesia. The Sultanate of Brunei was an independent nation for some centuries, whose power waxed [...]

Worst Travel Company Ever

By |2020-01-03T01:36:30-06:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Advice, Asia|

Worst Travel Company Ever.  I started to plan my trip to Pakistan, and I began the process I have utilized many times before. I reached out to a couple of veteran, trusted travelers and asked for recommendations of a tour provider in Pakistan. I received two recommendations of local providers. I sent a couple of emails [...]

Two-Week Agenda In Uzbekistan

By |2019-12-22T14:36:23-06:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Asia, Must-See|

Two-Week Agenda In Uzbekistan. Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s first leader from independence in 1991 to his death in 2016, ruled this country with an iron fist. His harsh policies overflowed and negatively impacted travelers to Uzbekistan. Upon Karimov’s death, Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumed the presidency and the country made significant changes. Some of these positive changes positively effected [...]

Non-Seafood Options In Japan

By |2019-09-05T22:04:29-05:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Asia|

Non-seafood options Japan. Hello foodies! Excited about your trip to Japan? Endless conveyor belts of sushi and incredibly fresh seafood everywhere you look. But what happens if you do not eat seafood or fish? Should you cancel your trip or pack a dozen boxes of Cap'n Crunch to sustain yourself as you are inundated by [...]

What You Need To Know When Traveling To Luanda, Angola

By |2020-02-26T21:41:08-06:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Africa, Unique Experiences|

Luanda Angola Travel Overview.  Angola is the 7th largest country in Africa with 25 million souls located on the Atlantic Ocean. While Angola has been inhabited since Paleolithic times and was later colonized by the Portuguese, who appeared beginning in the 16th century. Angola gained its independence in 1975 from the Portuguese. A nearly 30-year, [...]

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 [...]

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