3 Days in Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe is that small two-island nation in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa that you’ve never thought about! It’s pretty far from anywhere in North America and it isn’t cheap or easy to get to any way you slice it. It’s not the most beautiful island you’ll ever go to but […]

Equatorial Guinea is the Weirdest Country in the World

When you travel as much as I do and have seen as much as I have seen, it takes a lot to baffle you. Equatorial Guinea does just that and much more. This was my second time to the Central/West African nation and it was even more perplexing than the first. That said, after 5 […]

My Experience in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a very volatile place. The country and its capital, Bangui, have seen its share of coups and violence over the past several years. There is heavy United Nations (UN) and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) presence all over Bangui including the airport and the surrounding areas. Basically Bangui is a mess […]

The Masai Mara in Kenya

The Masai Mara in Kenya is one of the worlds greatest places to go on safari. The lush plains are home to millions of animals and provide for a beautiful setting for photos. On my recent trip to Kenya, after staying at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, I was fortunate to stay at the […]

5 Things to do at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is one of those rural African lodges that looks and feels like it should’ve been in the movie “Out of Africa’. The shadow of Mount Kenya is a great setting for a classic African lodge and to experience the Africa that you have always dreamed about. Africa is chaotic, […]

How to Spend a Day in Antananarivo, Madagascar

The last stop of my most recent trip, which took me to Mauritius with SPG Amex before heading to Reunion Island for 24 hours, followed by fantastic Nosy Be, was to Antananarivo, Madagascar. This was my second time in Tana as everyone refers to it. There is not a whole lot to love about Tana […]

5 Awesome Things to do in Nosy Be, Madagascar

I had been itching to go to Nosy Be ever since my first trip to Madagascar back in 2010. I wasn’t able to go at that time but I always mentally noted that I wanted to get there at some point. As luck would have it, I was down in Mauritius with SPG Amex on […]


In order to travel to every country in the world, you need to have a few things fall your way. There’s a reason less than 100 people have ever accomplished this feat. You need time, money, inclination, motivation and a little bit of luck to fall your way. Sometimes you need help; you need Journeymakers. […]

Marrakech is a Must Visit for Travelers

Marrakech, Morocco is one of those places that a traveler has to go at some point in their lives. There is an almost mythical, ancient Tuareg connotation to the name and the modern day city is both what you’d expect and also completely different. Marrakech has an old core that really hasn’t changed too much […]

5 Awesome Things To Do in Aswan and Abu Simbel

On my seventh trip to Egypt I finally made it all the way down to Aswan and Abu Simbel. This trip had been years in the making as each prior visit I had always gone elsewhere in Egypt saying next time. This time was next time and I couldn’t have had a better experience. There […]