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Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon

By |2017-03-31T02:38:09-05:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: Advice, Asia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon.  I know I am in good company when I am staying at a hotel that hosted the former US Secretary of State.  I spent three great and relaxing nights at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon.  The Chatrium is nestled in a private area next to Kandawgyi Lake.  The updated room [...]

Cuba Travel Facts

By |2016-09-30T04:00:49-05:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Advice, Caribbean, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cuba travel facts.  Cuba has a passion for music and for waiting in lines.  The music is incredible, but the lines suck.  Here is a recap of things you should be aware of before you travel to Cuba.  Cuba is taking its first baby steps to wake up from 55 years of communism and one man [...]

A Year In Review: 2015

By |2015-12-15T13:13:47-05:00December 7th, 2015|Categories: Advice, Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, South America|Tags: |

A Year In Review: 2015.  It was a busy and rewarding year!! I covered a lot of ground on four different continents, some of it old, but plenty of new. In 2015, I traveled to ten new countries; including: Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru, Panama, Romania, and Moldova. This brought my [...]

Transnistria: What To Know When Visiting

By |2017-04-21T14:09:57-05:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Advice, Europe, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , |

Transnistria: What To Know When Visiting.  Transnistria is an unrecognized, de facto country. What does that mean? There are 193 countries recognized by the United Nations, but Transnistria does not make that list. Despite that fact, Transnistria maintains its own military and government. It has its own currency and you need to clear immigration to enter [...]

Top Eats In Bangkok

By |2015-09-27T00:37:11-05:00September 26th, 2015|Categories: Advice, Asia|Tags: , , , , |

Top Eats In Bangkok.  Bangkok evokes countless images and emotions. Whether you are a visitor or a native of Bangkok, you will be captivated with the food scene in this city. Food ranges the entire spectrum, from the freshest and spiciest street food to five star restaurants perched on towering roof decks. I reached out to [...]

Interview With The Daily Travel Podcast

By |2019-05-25T12:07:40-05:00February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Advice, Asia|

I had the honor of being interviewed by prolific podcaster, Nathaniel Boyle. Nathaniel has done over 180 podcasts with a vast range of travelers. Check out his engaging interviews! They are like potato chips, you can not just listen to one. I had the pleasure of speaking with him for 30 minutes.  We covered a wide [...]

193 Incredible Travel Books – Counting Countries

By |2019-05-25T11:29:26-05:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Advice, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The UN states that there are 193 countries in the world.  I am on a quest to travel to every country in the world.  You can see where I have been so far.  An important part of travel for me is reading.  I try to read one book (sometimes two if I am lucky) pertaining to [...]

Is The Magic Gone In Travel?

By |2019-05-25T11:30:23-05:00October 10th, 2014|Categories: Advice|

Has travel lost its magic? What happened to discovery and kismet and awe? Are there no surprises left? I strolled down Peace Avenue, the main thoroughfare, in Ulaan Batar, it was cool yet sunny. My black Columbia jacket was zipped up to my chin. One eye rested on Google Maps on my iPhone, the other on [...]