Costa Rica’s Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Guanacaste has changed a lot since I was last in Northern Costa Rica in 2003. The main city of Liberia has grown exponentially in that time. A brand spanking new airport has just opened up. Bringing with it more flights and more tourists from the United States and beyond. Tourism is big business in Costa […]

Wailea is the Ultimate in Luxury on Maui

Maui has that certain something. It is one of those places that just the mere mention of the name, makes you dream of far away exotic lands and beaches. That’s the best thing about Maui, it is just that, but closer and more accessible than lower Pacific islands. Maui is also the place where the […]

Madonna and Psy Sing Gangnam Style Together on Stage

Last night I went to a Madonna concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was my first Madonna concert. I figured it was worth checking out and it ended up being a great show but the highlight was definitely when Psy came on stage to sing Gangnam Style with Madonna. Check out Madonna […]

Haleakala National Park

Ahhhhh Maui…where to begin? I will be posting a number of posts on my Maui trip as there is so much to write about and cover but I am going to start with Haleakala National Park. If you follow me regularly, you know I like National parks and actually one of my new goals is […]

Fort Worth, Texas-City of Cowboys and Culture

When you think of cities in Texas, you generally think of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. Most people can’t even name another city in Texas-if they can even name all those. Fort Worth is that other city at the end of the name of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Airport. Fort Worth is overlooked for […]

I am Too Old to Stay in Hostels

I get asked all the time if I stayed in hotels or in hostels when I traveled to every country in the world. The answer is YES. I have stayed in both during my 15 years of world travel but in different phases of my life. I no longer stay in hostels, at least as […]

Muay Thai Boxing in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the best cities in the world. It is known for many things: some beautiful and artistic, while some are dubious and downright nasty. That’s the thing that’s cool about Bangkok-it has something for everyone. One thing Bangkok offers is Muay Thai Boxing. So on my last night in Asia, thanks to […]

Myanmar is Opening to Tourists

Myanmar (Burma) is one of those places. Ones of those places that make you think twice about going there. Not that you really know much about Myanmar but you know what you’ve heard isn’t good politically. However, if you’ve traveled much in the region, intrepid travelers will tell you it’s one of their favorite spots […]

How To Visit the Batu Caves

Batu Caves is essentially is a massive limestone hill; which contains a series of caves and cave temples throughout. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India and it is dedicated to Murugan, a Hindu deity. How to visit the Batu Caves can be a little confusing though. The cave […]

Why I Went to Bali and Did Absolutely Nothing

Bali is one of the best places in the world. It is such an amazing island and there is so much to see and do. It is one of the premier backpacker destinations and known as a major party place, at least in certain areas of the island. It also happens to be one of […]

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