Monthly Archives: February 2012

Photo Essay – South Africa

Posted by on February 15, 2012

In 2010 I had the pleasure of visiting South Africa as a guest of South Africa tourism. I visited the remote Kimberly Region in the North West Province, Cape Town and areas around Johannesburg. I was able to do and see many incredible things including: a live capture on a game farm, get in the water with Great White Sharks, see African Elephants, ride the Blue Train and take my first hot air balloon trip. While it was my first visit to South Africa, it certainly will not be my last. There are so much more of the country I haven’t explored yet.

I hope you enjoy some of the images from my first experience in South Africa.


Monday Travel Update – 16 Hour Flight Into Sydney Edition

Posted by on February 13, 2012

I just flew into Sydney, and boy are my arms tired!

…Ok, I don’t think I’ve ever used that line before on this site, but I just had to do it.

My flight from DFW to Sydney was actually more than 16 hours because we were delayed in DFW for deicing, then I had a layover in Brisbane for an hour and then another 1 hour flight to actually get to Sydney.

By the end of the trip I smelled horrible having been in (and slept in) the same clothes for over a day. (more…)

Photo Essay – Switzerland

Posted by on February 9, 2012

Prior to setting out in 2007, I explored the world on the maps of Risk and Axis and Allies. Via dice rolling and troop movements I was able to explore most of the world, but there was also one place I couldn’t go: Switzerland. It was a big greyed out area on the map where I could never move my plastic units.

When I was invited to Switzerland in the summer of 2011 I jumped at the chance to go. It was a country I have always been fascinated by. During my trip I visited the cities of Bern, Basel and Zurich.

I left Switzerland with a desire to return, which I will be doing later this year. I’ll be in Lucern for the 2012 Adventure Travel Summit and TBEX Europe. I’ll be getting a rail pass which I hope to use before the conferences to visit all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland in 8 days!