Category: Travel

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...

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...

African Road trip – Bissau Guinea Bissau to Dakar Senegal

I was looking for a quick African adventure, and I was not disappointed.  Bissau delivered on the feel of being on the edge of civilization. When we landed we went straight to a hotel and we asked them what time the bus was going to leave.  Online I’d heard...

Roadtripping West Africa: Lagos Nigeria to Accra Ghana

I had a blast on Two recent road trips in West Africa.  Immersive experiences in cities not use to tourists.  The world’s past and future are tied up in these budding African cities.  Nigeria and Ghana are going to be so important not just to Africa, but to the...