Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 2011: Questions & Answers

Posted by on June 22, 2011

Croatian Mail BoxI’ve just arrived in Valencia, Spain where I’ll be speaking at a social media conference on Thursday and watching the Formula 1 race on Sunday. It has been a crazy week flying from Istanbul to Vancouver to the Yukon and now back to Europe.

However, it is time once again to open up the old email bag and answer the questions that the world is dying to know the answers to:

Joel Pennington asks: Which country/region is about to explode onto the travel scene? why?

There are a couple of criteria I’ll use in determining what places will be the next big travel destinations:

  1. I have to have been there. There might be other places, but if I haven’t been there, I have no idea what they are like.
  2. They have to be places the that get below average numbers of tourists.
  3. There has to be some compelling reason to go there


Mission Accomplished: Arctic Circle!

Posted by on June 17, 2011

Gary at the Arctic Circle

I just wanted to post a quick update while I had the time and internet bandwidth here in Whitehorse.

Two days ago I made the trip up the Dempster Highway to the Arctic Circle in the Yukon! It was a long trip that I’ll be writing about in more detail once I get some time to settle down and edit my photos, but this was something I wanted to mention right away.

I’m off to take aerial photos of glaciers in Kluane National Park today.

….and yes, I am wearing sandals at the Arctic Circle!