Traveling the World in One Day

Once a year in Washington, DC, lucky residents get the opportunity to travel around the world without leaving the district borders. There are some 170 embassies and consulates located in the city, and┬áCultural Tourism DC‘s Around The World Embassy Tour optimizes this position by offering an event that is unique to the city. ┬áThis year,…

Roam on the Range

When I’m not traveling internationally or working my day job, I try to get back to my home state for family visits at least three or more times a year. Occasionally when the opportunity strikes, I like to reserve one day for a road trip. I really don’t like to drive, but when I go…

From the Archives: “Going Slow on Caye Caulker” (Belize)

The following was originally published on July 30, 2010 in “Seeing is Belize-ing”, a chronicle of my trip to Belize and Guatemala, which was hosted on the TravBuddy blog site that shuttered in April 2018. It was nice to sleep in for a change. In fact, we really did move slow on our first full…

Milestone Achieved: Fifty Countries!

In honor of my impending 45th birthday, I decided to gift myself a travel milestone. My criteria required to select two countries I hadn’t been to that were close enough to each other to fit within a 10-day vacation so that at the end, I could finally say that I’d been to 50 countries. It…

Fear not traveling

Travel! That is a word that causes some people to panic. I wanted to create a place where I could cut through the hype and hopefully bring the concept of traveling to a level that would be more manageable for the typical person…simply by showing you how I’ve done it and what interests me about…

From St. Marys to St. Mary’s

I had heard about the “8 Wonders of Kansas” competition through newspaper clippings sent from my Mom and from friends talking about certain Kansas attractions. One of the “Wonders” happened to be in the county north of St. Marys, so on Friday we decided to make a day trip up to see the historic and…

Visiting Friends in Olathe, Part II

I woke up to thunder and a bright horizon. Dark clouds paralleled a shiny sunrise in a typical but strange Kansas spring weather phenomenon. Considering it was a typical workday for Ann and her husband, I left early and began my drive back to St. Marys. The skies were both bright and dark simultaneously, but…