Category Archives: Asia


Flying Air Astana

What is Air Astana? Many have never heard of the flagship airline of Kazakhstan unless planning a trip to Central Asia. They would then discover that the majority of the routes in the area are dominated by this large airline with its hubs in Almaty and Astana. I had the same discovery when planning my … Continue reading Flying Air Astana


Top Five Countries of 2016

It’s that time of the year again! A time to look back and reflect on our experiences. In 2016 I visited 21 new countries mostly in the Pacific and Central Asia. This is due to the fact that as I am reaching my last ten countries, they are becoming increasingly difficult to visit for various … Continue reading Top Five Countries of 2016


Winter Wonderland

I’m back on the road, destination Norway! November will be a cold time to travel to Scandinavia, but country 186 is waiting! I’m expecting plenty of snow and low temperatures, hence the trip name Winter Wonderland. Reaching Norway means I will be on my last 10 countries. I’m really excited and so grateful to share … Continue reading Winter Wonderland

Stantastic Tour

Stantastic Tour

Planning and starting a Stanstastic Tour through the “stans”! The “stans” have been on my list for awhile now and I finally am about to undertake a tricky trip to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and finally Pakistan. If all goes well I would have explore some of the great sights of seven new … Continue reading Stantastic Tour

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Pacifying the Pacific

Pacifying the Pacific: An island hopping tour covering 14 new countries! The pacific currently isn’t particularly in turmoil so it doesn’t need to be pacified, but my urge to travel there does. Thus the name of my new trip: Pacifying the Pacific (urge). I’m including East Timor which is technically Asia, but for its proximity … Continue reading Pacifying the Pacific

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Top Ten Hotels of 2014

A list of my the top ten hotels of 2014 I’ve stayed in around the world! While spending almost 50% of my year traveling, I’ve stayed in many different accommodations around the world. Here is a list of my favorite top ten hotel experiences in 2014 and not all of them are from my Top … Continue reading Top Ten Hotels of 2014

Ritz Carlton Beijing

Experience: Ritz-Carlton Beijing, China

A review of the Ritz-Carlton Beijing in China on the trip The Greater Eastern. Highlights Ritz-Carlton standards and service. Award winning restaurants and bars. Luxury spa and fitness center. Excellent downtown location. Experience Ritz-Carlton is synonymous with high-end luxury and the Beijing branch does not disappoint as one of the premiere hotels in the city … Continue reading Experience: Ritz-Carlton Beijing, China

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Experience: The Imperial New Delhi

Four Countries in 2 Weeks: Turkey, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India A review of The Imperial from my overnight stay in New Delhi ending my India trip! Highlights Historic property tied with Independent India. Impressive collection of antiques and original artworks. Award winning restaurants. Luxurious decorations and rooms. Experience For my single night in Delhi, I … Continue reading Experience: The Imperial New Delhi

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Delhi the Capital of India

Four Countries in 2 Weeks: Turkey, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India India Day 12 – Exploring Delhi in a day starting with the Red Fort then taking a walking tour through Old Delhi and seeing Jama Masjid and Masjid Fatehpuri. Ending the day with a tour of The Imperial. Then a departure home the next day! … Continue reading Delhi the Capital of India

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Camel Ride in the Thar Desert

Four Countries in 2 Weeks: Turkey, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India India Day 11 and 12 – Archery and a tour of Suryagarh followed by a camel ride at the Sam Sand Dunes of the Thar Desert. Ending the day on the 18 hour Jaisalmer Delhi Express Train. The last day at Suryagarh was bittersweet. I … Continue reading Camel Ride in the Thar Desert