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Kenya for the Weekend?

Can ya go to Kenya for the weekend? Well, the answer, it turns out, is absolutely. Never one to sit idly by and enjoy a quiet Memorial Day Weekend at home, I opted to take advantage of the extended weekend by flying from US East Coast to Nairobi. Total flying time? 34 hours. Time in the...

Azores: Get Here Fast!

More than a decade ago, I had the opportunity to visit Iceland with several friends. Even though, thanks to a blunder calculating the exchange rate, we were broke on arrival and forced to survive on Icelandic lunch meat from a gas station, it was fantastic! The Azores (located in the...

Beautiful Bali

I’m writing this post from Bali using only nine fingers. Something stung me yesterday rendering my left ring finger useless. But I’m not going to let that stop me from posting some of my experiences from this trip to Indonesia’s island of Bali. (UPDATE: I read on the internet that...

Tokyo 2.0

For some, travel is about consistency. Returning to the same place – say, the beach – year after year. That kind of travel is about getting to know a place intimately. And I respect it. But, it’s not for me. I prefer something different each time I take a trip. That means seeing a...

Getting Out Of Place in a Race Car {VIDEO}

One of the many great things about this blog is that my friends sometimes invite me to do crazy things because (1) they know I’ll likely say yes and (2), if I do say yes, I’ll post them here on the blog. A close friend of mine leads a Porsche racing team. Since he was going to...

Reflections on RTW 2.0

“Hey! I know you!” A shocking greeting that came from a stranger somewhere on the Mongolian Steppe. “Yeah. You were on my flight. I remember you because the flight attendant poured wine on your pants and spent like five minutes cleaning it up.” Yes, indeed that happened. Then there was...

Jeju Island: So, That Happened

I was torn. Part of me wanted to stay in Mongolia for another day (I really love that place), but the other part of me wanted to see someplace new. And that’s the side that won out. I’m drawn to new places. The excitement! I consulted the Traveler’s Century Club List and noticed...