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 […]

The Pueblo Bonito Golf and Spa Resorts in Los Cabos, Mexico

I’ve been all over Mexico and seen a lot of places but Cabo San Lucas is my favorite part of Mexico. The Baja Peninsula is beautiful once you get south of Tijuana and Cabo is basically Scottsdale meet Malibu. I have been to Cabo many times and have some good friends that actually own enormous […]

Branson is a Golf Destination

I never really pictured myself going to Branson, Missouri. In fact, I knew very little about it and had no idea that the Branson/Lakes Area is a golf destination. I only heard that it was a place for older people with a lot of country music shows. I also met a guy on my Pitcairn Island expedition that was a […]

2 Days in Rangiroa

Rangiroa is a low-lying island in the Tuamotu Island Group in the Islands of Tahiti. It is a 12km long, skinny stretch of land with a massive lagoon said to be the second largest in the world behind one in New Caledonia. Rangiroa is similar in layout to the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu; which […]

Why I loved Rurutu, French Polynesia

To be honest I had never heard of Rurutu until a few weeks ago when I started researching this trip to French Polynesia. I had never been to the Austral island group either. Rurutu excited me because it seemed raw and natural and for me it was brand new. Those two words are pretty much […]

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