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Trongsa Dzong, My Favorite Dzong In Bhutan

By |2019-05-28T04:34:27-05:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Trongsa Dzong Bhutan.  I was a guest of Raven Tours and Treks.  All opinions are expressed are my own, and I would recommend that you travel with Raven Tours and Treks if you plan to visit Bhutan. Calling all Disney location scouts.  I have found the setting for your next fairy-tale, animation film, Trongsa Dzong.  Right [...]

Magnificent India

By |2019-05-28T04:35:34-05:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Photos, Unique Experiences|

Oh, magnificent India.  The highest highs, and the lowest lows.  I am here for my third time.  First, in 2005 for two weeks with an introduction to Delhi, Agra, and Rajasthan.  The second time found me filming my documentary, Hit The Road: India, for over six weeks.  And now, I am back again.  This time in [...]

Faces of Kyrgyzstan

By |2019-07-06T14:05:38-05:00September 30th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Faces Kyrgyzstan.  Kyrgyzstan is one of five Central Asian countries that was birthed after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Brainstorming for a moment, I thought of some stereotypes of the ‘stans. Turkmenistan is known as the North Korea of Central Asia. Uzbekistan known for its historical Silk Road cities. Tajikistan is known for the fantastic [...]

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 [...]

Tajikistan – 125th Country

By |2019-07-06T14:05:53-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Tajikistan – 125th Country.  To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Tajikistan is my 125th country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read! Tajikistan became an independent nation in 1991 when the Soviet [...]

Kyrgyzstan – 124th Country

By |2019-07-06T14:06:09-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

Kyrgyzstan – 124th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries.  Kyrgyzstan is my 124th country.     Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Kyrgyzstan was born into existence when the Soviet Union [...]

World Nomad Games III In Kyrgyzstan

By |2019-07-06T14:10:28-05:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

World Nomad Games III In Kyrgyzstan.  Besides attempting to travel to every country in the world, I also occasionally get the opportunity to partake in some unique experiences. One of those events was the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan. Over 1,500 athletes from 66 countries participated in the third WNG. As you might imagine, spectators are [...]

Noratus Cemetery Must-See

By |2019-05-28T05:17:35-05:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , |

This has been on my radar screen for a long time.  I have been to Armenia every year since 2003, but somehow this historical gem was always overlooked by me until this year in 2018.  Noratus cemetery is a medieval cemetery filled with stone-carved crosses.  Noratus located on Lake Sevan is filled with over 1000 stone [...]

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