“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
Wednesday February 21st 2018
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Cuba - The Forbidden Land

My three part series covering a range of topics American travelers need to know about visiting this mysterious country including - why I think every American should visit before the Embargo is lifted, how to get there and back and my experiences in the capital city of Havana.

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Bangkok - Dangerously Hot!!

Bangkok is an amazing city; the weather, the food and the politics are all as hot as can be. Thai Kickboxing, the Grand Palace, Tiger Temple tour, the Thai Cooking Class and some of the best massages I've ever had in my life were the highlights of my visit.

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Amazing Australia

The big city lights of Sydney, Melbourne’s wine country and the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns made my first trip to Australia an exhilarating experience that left me wanting more.

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls is one of those places where the phrase ‘pictures just don’t do it justice’ is 100% accurate. No offense to Rio’s Christ the Redeemer – but to me Iguazu Falls is the real New Wonder of the World in Brazil.

Simply awe inspiring!!

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Tips and Tricks

My Top 10 Travel Tips
My Top 10 Travel Tips

Ever traveled to a foreign country and needed to figure out how to make calls back home to your friends and family? Did you get stuck with additional baggage fees at the airport? Want to know where to get a good bite to eat or how to stay safe when traveling? Well this is the article for you! I have put together a collection of my Top Ten...Read More

How to Deal with Travel Scams
How to Deal with Travel Scams

The purpose of this article is to assist potential travelers with identifying and avoiding common travel related scams.  Travel scams are those that specifically target foreigners of a country (tourists) in an effort to obtain as much money as possible – whether by purchase, donation, or by outright theft. But before I get into some common...Read More


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