Land of Lemurs Madagascar: Dream Destinations Webisode 3

If you love the exotic, but cute animals you probably have dreamed of visiting the baobab trees in Madagascar. The popular Disney cartoon only popularized the idea even more, but believe it or not the island of Madagascar despite being a spectacular adventure to explore is not frequented by...

Wild Papua New Guinea: Top 10 Dream Destinations of Explorers

My friend’s grandfather was a photo journalist with National Geographic and the footage he had of Papua New Guinea tribes was incredible. I knew when I planned my trip there I wanted not just to visit the cities, but to get in deep with a tribe and my friend’s...

Top 10 Dream Destinations: Antarctica

Today we are in lockdown. Air traffic is way down over 70% of planes are downed. Travel has never been at more of a standstill in the past 100 years. Why would I want to talk about travel? If you’re like me, you never stop thinking about travel. In...

Quick Visit to Post War Syria

I’m not ready to declare Syria war free, but the south especially Damascus is quite safe now and with news of other travelers getting visas and some of the most exclusive visits to the war torn country of Syria had me fascinated. I was able to get over there...

Prambanan Indonesian Historical Javanese Temples

Indonesia has been my favorite country for many years.  This trip started with my son saying if he could go anywhere in the world he wanted to go to Singapore.  I had been planning that if and when I got back to Indonesia I wanted to see the incredible...

Year in Review 2018 – Joel Oleson Adventure Traveler Fun Photos

At the beginning of 2018, I started working at Blizzard Entertainment and visited a couple of offices in Europe as well and now two of my oldest sons started college.  Great accomplishments for which I’m very pleased.  As a result of supporting 2 in college, I’ve had to get...