How do you take the first step? There are many ways to approach travel whether with family, friends, a group, or solo. To help you get started, I've compiled information from the countries I've visited, hoping to make your planning a little easier.
How did I get started? I decided to share travel information as I began planning an "Around the World" trip in 2013. As I was searching for various bits of information, often having to reference multiple sites to puzzle together an answer, I thought I should share from my experiences and make the journey easier for others. So, I built my first website! It's also a great way to remember all the names and places I visited over the years. And when I click through the photos, I quickly go back in time, remembering the brothy aroma and taste of the street food in Bangkok, the pristine beaches in Abu Dhabi, the laughter of the locals running into the ocean in Hoi An, and the solemn peace and smell of incense in the cathedrals of Italy.
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If you've ever dreamed of packing up and taking an extended trip around the world, make it happen!
Wander through the Sheik Zayed mosque and learn about the emirates.
The land down under has a lot to offer - the cities, the outback, and of course, looking for crocodiles!
Once is not enough for a visit to Bali.
The ancient temples of Angkor will amaze you with the detail and complexity of the numerous sites.
The history of China is worth exploring as well as the modern architecture in cities such as Shanghai as this country continues to grow.
Late summer is the perfect time to climb the hills and mountains of Europe's Adriatic coast.
Yes! Americans can go to Cuba! The best way to travel is with a small group. And it's a great way to make new friends while exploring this interesting island.
The pyramids, King Tut, Abu Simbel, and the obligatory camel ride.
An island paradise is a rather conservative description for this lovely place and its friendly people.
A top tourist destination filled with castles and palaces, art museums, the ubiquitous cafes, and wonderful food and wine.
Hiking volcanic landscapes with iguanas, swimming with sea lions and over the sharks, and watching the giant tortoises while exploring the islands, it is an adventure in nature.
The history, the art, the hills of Tuscany and Amalfi, and of course, the wine!
A great escape rich with culture and plenty to entertain you for days.
Hike the mountains and explore the coastal city of Kotor.
Wander through the souks of Fez and Marrakesh, enjoy delicious tangines, spend the night in the Sahara, and hike in the Atlas Mountains.
Experience the bustling cities, tranquil temples and stupas, and unique culture of Myanmar.
Walk through the famous sand dunes of Sossusvlei, hike through the petrified forest, and safari through Etosha National Park.
Achieve merit by circling the famous Bouddha Stupa in Kathmandu, experience the festival of Diwali, and hike the Himalayas.
Hike in Tongariro National Park, visit the geysers and mud pools, and try sand boarding.
Explore the glaciers and mountains in the wild and windy tip of South America.
Drive the back roads of Transylvania and learn the real story behind Vlad Dracula.
Explore Bangkok and Chiang Mai, take a cooking class, and hike in the hill country.
Visit Roman ruins, hike in Cappadocia, swim in the Mediterranean sea, and play Okey with the locals.