Unique Experiences

Trekking For Chimpanzees In Uganda

By |2019-02-27T12:03:06-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Trekking Chimpanzees Uganda.  When someone mentions Uganda, located in East Africa, I think of two things.  Gorillas and Idi Amin.  Uganda is well-known for tracking gorillas in the wild.  And Idi Amin was a larger than life figure who ruled Uganda in the 1970s after overthrowing the government, and it is estimated that the General was [...]

A Cultural Walk In Bigodi, Uganda

By |2019-02-27T11:45:47-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Cultural Walk Bigodi Uganda.  Sitting on the edge of the Kibale National Park, well-known for chimpanzee trekking, is the small village of Bigodi.  Bigodi is a six-hour drive, west of Kampala, the bustling capital of Uganda.  Bigodi is a village of rolling hills, thick green vegetation, and mud brick huts.  While Bigodi might be an average [...]

What You Need To Know When Traveling To Luanda, Angola

By |2019-01-18T22:08:30-05:00January 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, vicious [...]

Visiting The Remote, Eastern Part Of Bhutan

By |2019-03-14T23:00:30-05:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Unique Experiences|

Visiting East Bhutan.  In the world of tourism, Bhutan is often an afterthought.  Miniscule Bhutan located at the end of the Eastern Himalaya is squeezed between twin population bombs of China and India.  Only 700,000 people call Bhutan home.  Approximately 250,000 tourists made a visit to Bhutan in 2017, with 180,000 visiting from the region (mostly [...]

Visiting West Burkina Faso

By |2018-12-23T07:48:30-05:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Visiting West Burkina Faso.  I didn’t expect I would be back in Burkina Faso for a second visit after my initial visit to Ouagadougou, the capital, in 2017.  In November of 2018 I partook in a six country West African road trip, which included a drive through Burkina Faso as I exited Ivory Coast and before [...]

A Year In Review 2018

By |2018-12-30T19:47:02-05:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Asia, Oceania, Unique Experiences|

A Year In Review 2018. It was a busy travel year in 2018 with some incredible experiences. After spending New Year’s Eve in NYC, I began my country collecting in Fiji (after my flight was delayed for three days due to a Boston snow storm). Fiji was my 116th country. And in November, I visited my [...]

Visiting the Akwasidae Festival At The Ashanti Kingdom In Ghana

By |2019-05-01T10:54:09-05:00November 25th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

Akwasidae Festival Ashanti Kingdom Travel serendipity.  Very little was showing on TripAdvisor in Akosombo, Ghana.  The first hotel was sold out.  The second was a little too local.  We headed into town to find some food and was unsuccessful.  We then turned the car around and planned to head back to the local hotel but spied [...]

Faces Of Bhutan, Part II

By |2018-10-23T04:19:36-05:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Asia, Photos, Unique Experiences|

Faces Of Bhutan, Part II.  I was a guest of Raven Tours and Treks.  All opinions are expressed are my own, and I would recommend you travel with Raven Tours and Treks.  I highlighted some of the great people I met during my trip in 2017 in Bhutan.  I was back to visit the Kingdom of [...]