Visiting Fraser Island

Perhaps the biggest attraction on the drive from Brisbane to Cairns is Fraser Island. Fraser Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and holds the distinction of being the worlds largest sand island. If you look at a map of Australia, you will notice that the east coast of the country curves. Right after the …

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My 10 Favorite Drives

This the eigth installment in a series for my 4th Travelversay Celebration. This was another fun list to write. Unfortunately, I have only driven extensively in a few countries: USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. My list is, therefore, limited to the places I have driven. That being said, I have done a LOT of …

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The Most Popular Posts and Pictures of 2011

While Gary is on his way to Antarctica he is at the mercy of very slow internet. Since it is difficult for him to post, I thought I’d take this opportunity to look back at the posts and daily photos from last year that received the most traffic. Is your favorite from 2011 on the …

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How Traveling Changed My View of Possessions

Despite 5 years of traveling around the world I think I am still fundamentally the same person I was before I started traveling. I’m kind of a smart ass and a bit cantankerous. There hasn’t been any sort of spiritual epiphany which has lead to a brand new Gary. That being said, my attitude towards …

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4 Things Americans Get Wrong About Mexico

I’ve taken four trips to Mexico in the last 18 months, which is the most travel I’ve ever done in Mexico. That being said, I’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to exploring the country. I’ve been to every US state, all but one Canadian province and until recently I couldn’t even tell you …

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Ignorance, Fear and Travel

As I travel around the world I get to talk to a wide range of people. As you would expect, many of them have some affiliation with the travel and tourism industry. I speak to tour guides, representatives of national tour boards, waitresses, hotel managers and even the cleaning staff. One questions I always ask …

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The Business of running a Popular Travel Blog

I don’t like talking about business on my blog. Honestly, the business part of what I do isn’t really that interesting compared to the traveling. I don’t travel to have a business, I have a business so I can travel. Nonetheless, about once a year I allow myself the indulgence to write about the business …

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7 Pet Peeves About America

This post is a companion to the article 7 Things That Are Awesome About America When you spend a significant time away from your home country, you get a new appreciation for the good and the bad. Now that I’m back in the US and have traveled around the country for three months, I have …

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