The Republic of Maldives is a country comprised of 26 atolls in the Arabian Sea. It is a popular tourist destination for those seeking a romantic getaway. I had the great privilege of visiting this wonderful country in the spring of 2016. However, with the threat of global warming only increasing, the opportunity to visit the Maldives may disappear in the next couple of decades. … Continue reading Visit the Maldives While you Still Can!
Of all the Middle Eastern countries I’ve been to, I think Jordan is my favorite. I could give you 100 reasons why, from the red desert to the beauty of Petra to the food or the wonderful, friendly people going about their daily lives. There’s something special about Jordan. Here are some of the highlights from a trip I took in 2016 with 3 wonderful … Continue reading Adventuring in Jordan
In the fall of 2016, I spent a day in Turkey. I wish I had taken more pictures and not rushed through this trip, but this was a good lesson in taking my time. Here are a few highlights from my trip! My favorite site was the Bosphorus Straight. The water here is just so blue and beautiful! This trip went by way … Continue reading A Day in Turkey
I’m personally not a big fan of cruises, but one of the perks is the ability to visit multiple countries for one price. My second cruise was a trip to Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Here are some of the highlights from that trip. The trip started out in Singapore where we saw some sites and celebrated the new year. While in Singapore we … Continue reading Cruise #2: Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand
In 2016, I went on an incredible trip for my 30th birthday, and I learned a valuable lesson about trusting people. My trip started out from Qatar to Oman and from Oman I made one stop off in Kuwait before going to Egypt. Many people asked me why I bothered to go to Kuwait and I can understand why. It’s not what you’d call a … Continue reading Help from a Stranger: A Day in Kuwait
Pictured above are some of the people I’ll be joining for Burning Man. In less than a month I get to experience several firsts. I’m going to Burning Man for the first time (which has earned me the nickname “burgin” by my travel mates). I’m also driving across the country by myself for the first time in a yellow school bus I’ve converted (mostly) into … Continue reading Preparing for Burning Man!
I’ve been to a little over 20 countries now, but the longest, most intense, most exciting trip I’ve taken so far would have to be my trip to India in the summer of 2015. My travel buddies were fellow expats teaching in Saudi Arabia: 2 Americans and 1 Canadian. The plan was to spend 3 weeks hiking in Kashmir with a licensed tour guide and … Continue reading Six Weeks in India: Trekking Kashmir
I wonder when we’ll be able to travel again. Sometimes it feels like this lock down is going to last forever, but I keep trying to remind myself this is all temporary. It’s been a long time since my trip to Qatar, but it’s still fresh in my mind as a beautiful getaway in the Middle East. Despite the current political turmoil, Qatar continues to … Continue reading Day 48: Reminiscing about My Traveling Days (Qatar)
A question I keep getting asked is how I plan to pay for my bus conversion process. So far the only money I’ve spent was the $5000 for the bus and roughly $120 to get it inspected and properly licensed, but now I’ve got to compile a list and make a budget for all the components involved in the conversion process. That’s where my next … Continue reading The Art of Travel Hacking
I finished my third year in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia a few years ago and it was quite a trip. I started out at a very stressful vocational school and finished at a much nicer, well-established university. I had a lot of preconceived ideas about what my time in Saudi Arabia would be like, and I have to tell you, it’s nothing like … Continue reading Living in Saudi Arabia: Expectations vs Reality