Category: travel

Corny But True: There Really Is A Cruise For Everyone & Here Is Why

Six years ago (wow, time flies) I wrote a post in defense of cruising. Even though I was still a newbie blogger at the time, I quickly saw the derision cast upon the cruise industry by travel writers and bloggers, most of whom had never even taken a cruise. A Caribbean cruise was the first Read More

Let’s Be Friends: A Few More Things You Should Know About Me

As hard as it is for me to believe, this travel blog has now been around for about 6 ½ years. During that time my life has changed in any number of ways and almost all of them for the better. I try to imbue my posts with as much of my own personality as Read More

5 Easy Ways Not To Die While On Vacation

There’s a flip side to every change in the world, and that’s no different when it comes to the travel experience. As more and more people travel a problem has begun to rear its ugly head: more and more people are traveling. That means that we are seeing any number of stupid and downright idiotic Read More

Lessons Star Trek Has Taught Me About Travel

For a long time I hid my fondness of science fiction. It wasn’t “cool” and while I never even approached minor levels of coolness in high school, I at least wanted to give myself the chance. And so I hid it, I put it on the backburner. But that love of robots and aliens never Read More

11 Natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites You Should Visit

I’ve written a couple of posts about little-known UNESCO Sites that I think everyone should visit because of how important I believe them to be when we travel. In case you’re not familiar with them, in 1972 the UN, through the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, began recognizing important sites around the world that they consider Read More

5 Things I Don’t Do Anymore When I Travel

  Travel is an evolution. Just as we grow and change over the years, so does our travel style and preferences. What I could tolerate as a 25 year old is far different than what I tolerate as a curmudgeonly 40-year old. It’s nothing to be feared or to regret, it’s just a part of Read More

Honest Luxury Travel: What It Is And Why It’s Important

I think a lot about travel, probably too much if we’re being honest. It’s my passion though and I feel mostly justified in my preoccupation, which is kind of how this post came about. It’s also a reaction though to a lot of questions I get about how I travel, why I choose certain places Read More

What You Should Expect From A GOOD Travel Blog

Blogging was the last thing I ever thought I’d be. Diplomat, international businessperson, author, these all seemed likely when I graduated with my MA in International Relations way back in the halcyon days of 1999. I’ve never been tech-centered, I’ve never adopted anything early and when I first started my web site on a rainy Read More

More Random Thoughts About Travel

I can be, at times, a fairly random person. Whether you call it being eccentric, quirky or just weird, it’s who I am and I’m good with that. At times though my thoughts are a bit scattered; smatterings of ideas and concepts coming and going at breakneck speed. That’s ultimately what led to this post Read More

5 Countries I’d Love to Call Home

People tend to ask me the same questions wherever I go, and one of the most common is to list some of my favorite destinations. That’s always more difficult for me than it should be honestly – it’s a little like picking a favorite child. I love almost every new place I visit; nearly every Read More

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