Monthly Archives: January 2011
Traveling to Dangerous Places
This Saturday I’m flying to Acapulco, Mexico. I’ll be there a few days before sailing on the Queen Elizabeth up to Los Angeles as a guest of Cunard Cruise Lines.
Not surprisingly, almost everyone I’ve told mentioned something about crime, murders, drug gangs, or beheadings.
Video – Yakushima, Japan
Back in November 2007 I visited Yakushima Island in Japan. It is one of the one of the most magical places I’ve visited during my travels. I created an audio slideshow of the photo I took on the island. Yakushima was the inspiration for the animated film Princess Mononoke.
I’ve recently been working on some audio slideshows again and finally got around to converting it to a video and uploading it to YouTube. I’ve decided to repost it for your enjoyment.
Question and Answers: January Edition
There are a small number of places in the world that I really want to visit. I’d could probably count them on my hands. These are high priority places that I absolutely want to visit. Antarctica is a good example.
There are a whole bunch of places that I’d be happy to visit and I have no problems going if invited. The vast majority of the world fall into this category.
There are a few places I have no desire to visit. There aren’t many of those and I don’t have to worry about going to the middle of Congo anytime soon.
Most of the trips I’ll be doing in 2011 fall into the middle category. Where I end up going will often depend on who invites me. It keeps my costs low and it adds a sort of random/surprise element to my travel planning.
However, I have an eye on those places in the first group. I will try to get to one or two of those places every year. I think in 2011 I may go to Antarctica or the Galapagos Islands. I really want to start doing more adventure travel. Something above and beyond visiting cities and historical places.
I would usually prefer to visit someplace new, but there are always new things to see and do in a place you’ve been before. I’ve been to Fiji, Thailand and Singapore multiple times and each experience is different.