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September 3, 2022

Exploring Denali National Park on a Budget

How to Visit the Denali National Park on a Budget In this article, I’ll show you how to visit Denali National Park on a budget. The […]
February 22, 2022

Climbing Haleakala Volcano by Bicycle

Climbing Haleakala Volcano by Bicycle (Maui, Hawai’i) I’m not sure when or where I first heard about climbing Haleakala Volcano by bicycle. But when I did, […]
February 13, 2022

A Look Back on Northern Cyprus

A Look Back on an past journey to Northern Cyprus “Next year’s wine is the sweetest.” -Village Proverb I couldn’t have read this village proverb from […]
January 22, 2022

Why I’d Walk the Camino de Santiago Again

I Walked the Camino de Santiago Twice and Why I’d Walk it Again (and Again) If I had to pinpoint an experience in life that I […]
January 9, 2022

Our Experience Renting a Campervan

Our Experience Renting a Campervan in Las Vegas What it’s like to Rent a Campervan for a Short-term Road Trip in Nevada and Utah Vanlife has […]
December 24, 2021

Best Travel Experiences of 2021

Best Travel Experiences of 2021 To say 2021 was another difficult year for travel, would be to overlook the fact that it was very difficult for […]
December 14, 2021

Searching for Greek Light

Searching for Greek Light in my old Photos Have you ever noticed something special about the light in Athens? In the “Geography of Genius”, the author, […]
November 19, 2021

Revisiting Zion National Park and Coming to Terms with Limitations

Revisiting Zion National Park and Coming to Terms with Limitations “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and […]
May 12, 2021

Why I Went to Fairbanks in Winter

Why I Went to Fairbanks in Winter I said I would never go to Fairbanks, Alaska in the winter. But I did.  In what seemed like […]
January 5, 2021

My 10 Best Travel Experiences of 2020

My 10 Best Travel Experiences of 2020 For most of the year, 2020 was the year of non-travel. If you couldn’t see the future and didn’t […]
November 21, 2020

My Road Trip to Nazareth, Galilee, and the Golan Heights

My Road Trip to Nazareth, Galilee, and the Golan Heights I have traveled to Israel in the past. In 2008 I spent more than a month […]
September 1, 2020
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Postcards from the Cuban Capital: My Favorite Photos of Havana

My Favorite Photos of Havana I’ll start by saying Cuba is not among my favorite destinations. (Read this, if you want to know why I don’t […]
August 13, 2020

My thoughts on the Balkans

My thoughts on the Balkans My overwhelming thoughts on the Balkans are much like my main conclusion after traveling around most of the former republics of […]
July 9, 2020

Why I was Wrong about Central America

Why I was Wrong about Central America I’m not in love with Central America. But this latest trip certainly gave me a greater appreciation for this […]
June 13, 2020

Where the heck is Piran? (and why you should go there)

Why you should visit Piran Slovenia only has 47 km (29 miles) of coastline. Compare that to Croatia’s 4,058 km (2,522 mi). That’s part of the […]
May 26, 2020

First Day in Tunisia: Here’s What I do

First Day in Tunisia: Here’s What I do It’s been a while since I’ve been to a new country with which I’m very unfamiliar. If you’ve […]
May 17, 2020
Why I Went to Israel

Why I Went to Israel…again

Why Am I returning to countries that I’ve already been if I’m trying to visit every country in the world? A few reasons. But most importantly, […]
April 28, 2020

My Favorite Countries in the World (from a traveler who’s been to nearly 100)

What’s your favorite country? I get asked this question all the time. It’s the most difficult to answer. The short answer is, I don’t have one. […]
April 10, 2020
Why I was Wrong on Dubrovnik

Why I was Wrong on Dubrovnik

Before visiting, I was convinced I would dislike Dubrovnik (Croatia). Not that it wasn’t going to be spectacularly beautiful or impress me with its city walls […]
March 26, 2020

Why I don’t Like Cuba

Before some of you start sending me death threats in the comments section (as nearly happened for Why I don’t like Laos) know this: I don’t […]
December 27, 2019

My 13 Best Travel Experiences of 2019

here are my Best Travel Experiences of 2019
February 16, 2019

What it’s Like for a Digital Nomad in Bucharest Romania

What it’s Like for a Digital Nomad in Bucharest Romania After six years of living and traveling as a digital nomad, I’ve come across some great […]
February 12, 2019

Escaping Tourist Crowds and Finding New York City

Escaping Tourist Crowds in New York City So many travel articles will tell you that New York City is the place to go, but not very […]
January 1, 2019
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Best Travel Moments of 2018

Best Travel Moments of 2018 2018 was another fantastic year of travel. I made about 10 trips in all – some long, some short. I feel […]