People give the Middle East a bad rap. Perhaps for good reason at times, but not everywhere in this holy region is a mess. One such place is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan is home to some of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world. It is home to the Kings Highway, the […]


My friend Jake and I stayed in Zanzibar for the last four days of our East Africa trip last September. We stayed in Nungwi Beach on the northern tip of the island which is supposed to be the fun area with the biggest full moon party of the year before the Ramadan holiday, which is […]

Where am I???

Serengeti Airport, middle of nowhere, Tanzania

Where am I?

no correct answers again, it is Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Happy Easter.

Where is this?

No correct answers for this one, it is Victoria Station in Mumbai, aka Bombay, India.

The Maracana

I am a huge sports fan. Sports and traveling are my two big passions. When I was in college and studied abroad in London, I was starved for sports so I got really into European football or soccer (and still am). I thought those fans were nuts but you haven’t seen soccer fans until you’ve […]

Picture of the Day

Guess where this is, answer later… It is of course Manila, the sweltering capital of the Philippines

Guatemala in Short

If you ask most people where they would go if they could go anywhere in Central America they would probably say Costa Rica or Belize. Both are wonderful places and a lot of fun to visit; as are Panama and the islands of Honduras. Very few people would mention Guatemala. In my opinion that’s a […]

Answers to Some Questions

First, I want to thank everyone for their emails after yesterdays Bootsnall newsletter went out. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments and look forward to reading more and more as I build up this site. I try to update this site everyday and will try to get to everyones emails with responses to all […]

Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro

Some cities appeal to some people. Some cities appeal to other people. Rio de Janeiro appeals to everyone. How could anyone not love its breathtaking beauty? From the natural wonder of Rio’s harbor to the mountain top paradise of Sugarloaf, Rio has got it all. It has world-class partying all-year-round, especially during Carnival, and two […]