5 Awesome Things To Do in Vienna, Austria

It’s funny how your perspective changes as you get older. For example, I first came to Vienna in 2000 just after graduation from college. I had left my buddies who I was backpacking with as I wanted to go to Bratislava and Vienna and they wanted to go down to Milan from Salzburg where I […]

How I Spent a Day in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia has an aura about it. The name just sounds European exotic. You are constantly berated by pictures of Dubrovnik on social media and to see it for yourself is to realize the photos don’t even do it justice. You could spend a week in Dubrovnik and base yourself for day trips to neighboring […]

A Bosnia Road Trip Has 2 Can’t Miss Places

Bosnia Herzegovina is an interesting place. If you’re a citizen of a certain age you’ve been through more than most of us could ever fathom. To me, Sarajevo was always the center of the 1990’s Balkans war. It was the most recognizable name from the Balkans as it hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. It had […]

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 […]

My Serbia Road Trip Essentials

Serbia is a big country for the Balkans and there is a lot of ground to cover on a Serbia road trip. Coming up to Belgrade from Kosovo via Montenegro, we saw much of the country and it is a beautiful place. This was my second trip to Belgrade after a 2007 visit that had […]

The Ultimate Kosovo Road Trip

Kosovo is that place that is a country but isn’t technically. So that’s why when I’m asked how many countries are there, the answer is ‘it’s complicated’. It’s a beautiful place in a historically volatile region. I first visited Kosovo in 2007 by bus from Skopje, Macedonia. I only visited Pristina and was honestly not […]

Where to Stop on a Macedonia Road Trip

After 2 days in Tirana, Albania my Macedonia road trip began. This was to be the start of a 1700km/1100 mile road trip through much of the Balkans. I had done a similar trip some 10 years ago taking busses and trains; which sucks as a way to travel in the region because you’re really […]

5 Awesome Places to See in Nicaragua

I went to Central America for the first time in early 2001. With the low costs, beautiful beaches, hot weather, nice locals and interesting expats-I was hooked quickly to the lure of Central America. Back in 2003, I did a massive overland backpacking trip with my friends from Panama to Mexico and every country in […]

A Perfect Weekend at The Savoy Hotel London

If you were to name the most famous hotels in the world, there are few hotels that would definitely come up over and over in travelers’ lists. These hotels would have to have history and prolonged excellence over a long period of time. They would have to change for modern times but maintain their classic […]

Auckland, New Zealand is a Really Pleasant City

Auckland, New Zealand is a really pleasant city. There’s nothing spectacular about Auckland. It’s not the worlds most beautiful city. It’s not the most exciting city on Earth. There’s nothing that screams out at you that you can’t miss. But Auckland, New Zealand is a really pleasant city to be in because it’s just that…pleasant. […]

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