How I Made it to the North Pole

How I made it to the North Pole is a roundabout story that goes back more than 2 years. Ever since my first failed Antarctic expedition when Prince Harry prevented me from reaching the South Pole and when I finally made it to the South Pole I knew I was going to go to the […]

Abkhazia and Sochi

The last several days have been incredibly interesting for me. I came up from Israel for a night in Moscow and a late night tour of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin. I then headed down to Sochi to catch a car to Abkhazia which was my 299th Travelers Century Club country. Abkhazia was added […]


With the recent death of former Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, I was reflecting on my trip to Moscow. Yeltsin basically led the second Russian Revolution and was the first popularly elected President of the Russian Federation which was along with the fall of the Berlin Wall one of the most stirring memories of my childhood. […]