Category: Family

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...

Top 10 Activities in San Diego California

I recently moved to Oceanside California, a suburb of San Diego, and this holiday season we had an opportunity to look at San Diego like tourists.  Southern California is a tourists paradise.  In Orange County you have Disneyland and Knottsberry farm.  Go to the coast and you have world...

10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

My 15 soon to be 16 year old son recently got his drivers permit.  Now that he’s behind the wheel, there’s a lot of interest on his part to get behind the wheel. Here are a few tips to planning a road trip: 1. Getting from Point A to...

Traveling Ireland’s Ancient and Natural Wonders

Ireland has been inhabited for thousands and thousands of years.  For Eons and Ages, Ireland has constantly been inhabited and has a rich culture of folklore, myths, and a myriad of megalithic structures scattered across the country marking structures from these older ages.  Early man left evidence from the...

Meet the Fijian Hindustanis – The Other Side of Fiji

Fiji is a multi racial and multi ethnic place. In my previous post on Fiji I wrote about the native Fijians and my experience connecting with the locals.  The majority of Fijians are native Melanesians.  43% of the population are Indo-Fijians or Hindustanis. Indian indentured laborers were initially brought...

South Africa’s Kruger Wild Animal Park: Wild and Wonderful

I’ve visited South Africa on three different occasions and found it incredible each time.  I would go at the drop of a hat.  I still need to take my family with me, and yes if you were wondering.  I would do that.  Something that holds a lot of people...

Help Stop Brain Cancer

Wanted to share my brother in law Robert’s new blog: Stop Brain Cancer. Robert is more than a brother.  We’be shared a lot of great times togethe including traveling in Washington DC and New York City.  As well I attribute my new appreciation for cuisine in Southern California to...