Category: Unique

Travel Back in Time – Smell the Mint Tea of Morocco

I am entranced with Morocco.  There are few places in the world that do such an amazing job of preserving life as it was hundreds even thousands of years ago. Fez, has truly captured life as it was 1000 years ago.  The Medina or urban center is the gated...

Bahrain – Top 5 Things to See and Do

  Bahrain is your oyster.  You’ll likely start your travels of Bahrain in the capital of Manama.  Manama means “Sleeping Place” and while it may seem quaint, there is some fascinating places to see and visit.  Bahrain has changed a lot in the last decade, and is poised to...

The Quest Has Begun – To See Every Country in the World by Age 50

I started my global travel back in 2001 when I first visited Paris, France.  I realized I could travel with my profession by getting good at what I do, and in speaking at conferences. Since that time I made a number of personal travel goals.  It started with a...

Mysteries of the Rock of Gibraltar and the Barbary Apes

  I love travel mysteries and Gibraltar has lot of deep stories that make it one of the most powerful, interesting and mysterious places.  It’s said that this place once held greek temple to Hercules and the caves inhibited by early man… maybe even the last hold out for...

Traveled Anywhere “Dangerous?”

I knew I had been to some sketchy places, but I didn’t realize in our small world that I had been to some of the most dangerous borders and places on the planet.  That being said, to a large extent dangerous places aren’t always what they are made out...

Road Less Traveled: Top 5 Travel Destinations of Armenia

Armenia view Mt. Ararat, the site where Noah’s Ark landed, according to Genesis 8:4. In addition, Armenia has the distinction of being the first country to adopt the Christian faith (301 A.D.) and being evangelized by two of Jesus’ apostles (Bartholomew and Thaddeus). The landscape is dotted with ancient...

Empires and Castles of Ethiopia

When you think of Ethiopia you think of impoverished people where 3/4ths of the country live on less than $1 a day.  When I first came across the fact that not only there were castles Ethiopia, but a vast Kingdom that rivals the Kingdoms of Europe and was larger...

O Little Town of Bethlehem: Touring Palestinian Territories

With all this talk about air raids in Palestine and rockets in Israel makes you think it must be pure chaos.  It’s far from the truth.  The people I’ve met are use to the rockets coming from Gaza into southern Israel and haven’t been really concerned until as of...

Traveling Marvelous Minsk Belarus

It started with a tweet from a would be friend and an invite to speak in Minsk.  Would I?  Oh wow.  Minsk conjures up ideas of the old communist soviet world.  Now while still very iconic in communism I have found it very charming, and a mix of old...