Solo Travel Tips & Destinations

Five Places To Add To Your Bucket list…NOW!

If you’re like me, there is almost no place on the planet you don’t want to visit. Here — in no particular order — are five of the latest additions to my “bucket list.” Which do you find inspiring? 1. Mongolia: The rise and...

The Gold Coast: A Beach Retreat

After Trevor and I spent some time exploring Tassie and Hellberra….I mean Canberra, the concession was a weekend away for him, his wife, their son, and – most importantly – me. So, we did what many Sydneysiders do, we headed...

Canberra: The (Surprise) Capital

We arrived back in Sydney from Hobart with just enough time for a good night’s rest (thanks to the whisky) before hopping in a car to head to Canberra (pronounced Ca-buruh). Haven’t heard of it? That’s too bad. It’s the...

Australia: Take Three

On the last night of my recent trip to Australia, I was in a French restaurant in Sydney, sipping Japanese whisky, and reading Robert Hughes’ international best seller, The Fatal Shore. It’s about how the British settled Australia. When I recognized...

2016 Travel Year in Review

2016 was a spectacular year of travel and drove home for me just how fortunate I am. The reason I travel is to collect as many experiences as possible and the reason I maintain this blog is so I don’t forget...

What’s in my Bag?

Have you ever left something at home when you’re traveling? Terrible feeling, right? Well, the other day, I did it in a big way. I fly almost 200,000 miles per year and have developed a routine that works well for me. Every...

A Quick Continental Crossing

I’ve always wanted to drive from the Atlantic to the Pacific. You know, see the continent. I finally did it…on Saturday. And, thanks to the careful use of airline miles and hotel points, I was able to accomplish the task...

Transpacific Anticipation

I’ve heard some travelers express sadness when they start a trip. Beginning a journey, they say, marks the end since the experience is already coming to a close. It’s a negative spin on the cliché that, “A journey of a thousand miles begins...