The islands themselves were fantastic. I have so much to say, and I’ll soon have my photos edited and I’ll start posting more about the region.
I’m currently in Wisconsin for two more weeks catching up on things and taking care of business that I can only do when I’m here. (Banking, etc.).
My travel plans for the next two months are now pretty set. Here is where I’ll be through the first week in November:
- Sept. 2-6: Wisconsin I’ll be driving around Wisconsin exploring some of my home state. I’ll be starting in Appleton/Green Bay and then going to Milwaukee, Madison, La Crosse and Cable.
- Sept 7-12: Prince Edward Island I will be on PEI for the annual GoMedia conference for Canadian Tourism. I’ve been to PEI before, but didn’t get to spend much time there. I’ll be talking to people about planning my road trip next year to the Northwest Territories.
- Sept 12-18: Newfound and Labrador I’ll be flying to Newfoundland and Labrador to visit Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site: Red Bay Basque Whaling Station.
- Sept 18 – 24: Toronto I’ll be in town for the annual G Adventures corporate meeting in Niagara Falls. I’ll also be hanging out with some of my blogger friends who are in the G Wanderer’s in Residence Program.
- Sept 24-Oct 4: Ireland I’ll be speaking at TBEX Europe in Dublin. The week before the conference I’ll be driving around Ireland taking photos and visiting 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Oct 5 – Oct 19: England and Wales I’ll be spending 2 weeks, mostly in London. I’ll do some day trips to world heritage sites in the region and just working and being an American in London. I will be taking the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead and then going to Cardiff before going to London.
- Oct 19 – Nov 3 Namibia. I’m heading to Africa for the Adventure Travel and Trade Association conference. I’ll also be taking some side trips to see the 2 world heritage sites in the country.
- Nov 3 -5: London I’ll be here for a day or two before I have to fly back across the ocean.
- Nov 6-8: Huntsville I’m heading to Alabama to speak at a social media conference aimed at US tourism boards.
Sponsor UpdatesI’m happy and excited to announce that next April I’ll be going on one of my biggest adventures yet. I will be traveling with G Adventures from Cape Town to Morocco on the M/S Expedition!
The Expedition is the same ship I took to Antarctica last year. Every year it has to move from one polar region to the other to avoid the winters. They have now turned the ship repositioning into a tour and put it on a par with the level of adventure that the Expedition is accustom to. Many of the stops will be in countries which are not frequently visited. The total list of stops include:
- South Africa
- Republic of Congo
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Guinea Bissau
- The Gambia
- Western Sahara
- Futaventura (Canary Islands)
This will be an incredible adventure and I am very much looking forward to it.
In Other News
I have a new article posted on the Carlson Club website about five lesser known islands in the Caribbean. During my Caribbean trip this summer I realized that many of the islands get little to no tourism and others get almost all of it. The smaller islands really are special in their own right and are worth a visit if you get the chance. Do check it out.
I also had a mention in the New York Times last month in case you missed that.
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- Mideast’s Largest Crusader-Era Hospital Unveiled National Geographic
- How Guinea-Bissau became the world’s first narco state The Guardian
- The world’s most expensive city (not what you probably think it is) CNN
- South Georgia rat removal hits milestone BBC
- UNESCO withdraws Georgian Bagrati cathedral from list of world cultural heritage sites (On the 3rd time in history a site has been removed) Trend.az
- Ancient African coins that could change history of Australia CNN
- Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture BusinessWeek