ACCESS DENIED!!

Yesterday, I was refused entry into the nation of Kiribati. You read that right. They wouldn’t let me into the country. The reason is one for the ages…..the ink used by the pen of the official in the Kiribati Embassy bled off the visa stamp (which was visible), so I was denied entry. THE INK …

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North American National Parks Project Update

After visiting 9 national parks in the US in the last month, I figured it was time for an update on my project to visit every national park in the United States and Canada. To recap, there are currently 104 places with a “national park” designation between the United States and Canada. 59 in the …

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My 13 Most Wanted Destinations

I do not have a bucket list. If I did, I’m sure most of the things on that list would have been crossed off by now. That does not mean, however, that I do not have goals or a priority list of things I’d like to do. The following list is of the 13 places …

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My 10 Favorite Historical Sites

This the fourth installment in a series for my 4th Travelversay Celebration. This was an extremely difficult list to compile. How do you evaluate how historic something is? Where do you put the boundries around it. Most European and Asian capitals have a very deep history, so trying to pick and choose was hard. The …

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The Bizarre Bone Chapels of Portugal

The first of Portugal’s many Capelas dos Ossos that I visited was in Faro, the capital of the Algarve region. This southernmost slice of the country is best known for its sunny beaches and lively nightlife. Finding out there was a chapel decorated with human bones just a short drive from the sun-loungers and karaoke …

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Preparing for Antarctica

In just 3 days I set out for Antarctica on the M/S Expedition! This is probably the biggest adventure in my 5-years of traveling. It will easily be the furthest south I’ve traveled (previously Invercargill, New Zealand), it will probably be the most remote location I’ve ever been (depending on how you define remote), it …

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