Fairbanks is Basecamp Alaska

Fairbanks is basecamp Alaska. That’s the best way to put it. Everywhere of note, especially in Central and Northern Alaska is reachable from Fairbanks. Plus, the city has a lot to offer in and of itself. My third visit to Alaska brought me to Fairbanks for the first time and the whole massive state opened […]

Four Days at Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is a place I had heard about for years but just didn’t know that much about it. I knew it was a resort and they had some golf and it was about an hour from the Punta Cana resort area. So spending four days at Casa de Campo […]

Astana is a Fascinating City

On my last trip to Kazakhstan I remember being mad I didn’t plan to visit Astana. I was so concerned with fitting all the Stan countries into my trip that it was too far out of the way to visit. In hindsight, I’m glad I skipped it because it wouldn’t have been nearly as interesting […]

My Experience at the World Cup Russia 2018

My two biggest passions in life are sports and travel. So the World Cup is basically the greatest thing ever. I have been to World Cups before but I never really made a whole thing about it. However, after a Euro 2016 road trip in France that took me all over France, I decided to […]

Congaree National Park is Whatever

Congaree National Park was the 39th US National Park that I’ve visited. While it wasn’t my least favorite; that award goes to Hot Spring in Arkansas followed by Cuyahoga Valley in Ohio; it was down on the list for sure. Congaree National Park is whatever. It was basically a big swamp. If you’re really into […]

Day Trip to Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is not only one of the most remote National Parks in America but it may be the coolest. Dry Tortugas National Park is located at the far west end of the Florida Keys and is about 70 miles from Key West. It’s one of the most dramatic parks I’ve visited. Much […]

Driving to Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is probably the most isolated US National Park in the contiguous 48 States-certainly that I’ve been to. Big Bend National Park takes some effort to get to any way you slice it. There’s no airport nearby that is easily accessible and it’s a good 4-hour drive from El Paso or Midland-Odessa, […]

The Essential St. Helena Travel Guide

The remote and mysterious island of St. Helena has recently opened its airport to commercial flights. The beauty and culture of the island is now available for all to visit. I had wanted to come to St. Helena for a decade but didn’t want to take the now decommissioned RMS St. Helena because it was […]

Quick Guide to Hong Kong

I need to redo my 30 best cities in the world list. Hong Kong isn’t near high enough. I had been to Hong Kong 3-4 times but never for more than a day except for 1999 on my first ever trip to Asia. I have obviously changed a lot since then and so has Hong […]

Christmas in Chengdu, China

Christmas in Chengdu, China was never a thing I planned or even thought about. It just kind of worked out that way. After my amazing cruise from Saigon up to Hoi An and Denang, plus Ha Long Bay in Vietnam-Christmas in Chengdu, China became a reality. And the crazy thing was I loved it! Chengdu […]

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