Monthly Archives: October 2012
Amy’s First Passport Stamp
With half a decade of non-stop travel under my belt, I can talk about a lot of subjects related to travel. The one thing I cannot talk about, however, is what it feels like to travel for the first time. Recently my assistant Amy made her very first trip outside of US/Canada. I asked her to write about her experience traveling abroad for the first time.
In the comments, feel free to share your first time traveling outside of your home country. Everyone remembers their first time and everyone has a different story.
Here is Amy:Growing up, my parents weren’t all that big into travel. While we had family vacations, they were always short road trips. So when I graduated from high school, I had been in only 5 states (all of them bordering my home state of Texas) and had never flown in a plane. When I finally did fly for the first time, I flew Dallas to Lubbock. That short haul flight was not all that impressive, nor was Lubbock, but it did prove to me that I could do it and there was nothing to be afraid of.
In the past ten years or so, I’ve definitely broadened my horizons. I’ve been to 34 US states, including Alaska and Hawaii. I have lived outside of my home region for a significant portion of time, and I definitely love the rush of adventure. That 18 year old that was afraid of flying? She herself grew into a glider pilot, and married an airline pilot. I now easily jump on and off flights, fly standby and can calculate the best routes better than the average gate agent.
However, one thing still eluded me – foreign travel. (more…)
Win an Outfit from Scottevest!
With the weather beginning to turn, you might be looking at your closet (or backpack) thinking it is time for a change. You are in luck, because Scottevest is giving away a complete outfit to one lucky winner. If it is you, you will get to choose a pair of pants and a shirt from their large line of women’s and men’s clothing (up to $200 value).
Photo Essay : Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park is one of the crown jewels in the United States National Park System. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Yosemite twice; once in 2009 and in 2012 with my G Adventures Travel Photography tour. It is on my short list of the most photogenic places in the world. It is almost impossible to visit and come away with bad photos.
Those of you who have visited Yosemite know just how beautiful it is. Those who haven’t owe it to themselves to visit at least once in their life.