What’s Your Favorite Country in the World?
Jun02

What’s Your Favorite Country in the World?

One of the first things I’m asked when people find out I travel is, “what’s your favorite country?” Most travelers I know can’t answer this question, and I never could either. There’s far too much awesomeness out there to pick just one place. And then I went to Mongolia. Mongolia is my favorite country in the world. Here’s why: It’s weird What can I say, I’m a fan of weird. I have...

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How to Travel on The Trans Siberian Railway
May28

How to Travel on The Trans Siberian Railway

Eight Days on a Train?! I had nothing but questions before I set off for my first trip on the Trans Siberian Railway: How do you spend 8 days on a train? Is it dangerous? What condition is the train in? Who are the other riders and what’s it like to share a train car with them? What are Siberian cities like? And on and on… Now, several months after completing my second trip on the Trans Siberian Railway and after a...

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Video! Welcome to the Trans Siberian Railway
Apr11

Video! Welcome to the Trans Siberian Railway

Welcome to my first video! It’s a summary of Trans Siberian train travel covering two separate trips – once westbound in late fall on the Trans Mongolian route from Shanghai to Moscow, and once eastbound in winter on the classic Trans Siberian route from Tallinn to Vladivostok. The video’s best watched in full screen (click the tv icon in the lower right hand corner). Please excuse the shaky camera – it’s...

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Don’t Miss these Overlooked and Underrated Destinations
Feb10

Don’t Miss these Overlooked and Underrated Destinations

The Westfjords of Iceland The Westfjords are difficult to get to. The roads are windy, mountainous, often unpaved, and they seem to go on forever. As a result many travelers skip the area entirely. But if you enjoy stunning vistas, jaw dropping fjords, and getting off the beaten path, the extra time is well worth it. After all, it’s all about the journey and not the destination… but the Westfjord’s destinations are...

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What it’s Like to Travel on the Trans Siberian Railroad in Pictures
Jan07

What it’s Like to Travel on the Trans Siberian Railroad in Pictures

I’ve traveled a lot since my first big international trip got me hooked 6 years ago. Of all my travels I can confidently say that the most epic among them has been the Trans Siberian Railroad. When I got back from the trip I wasn’t sure if I’d ever top the intense, month long travel buzz I experienced when I was there. I’ve certainly tried. This past year has been full of incredible trips with notable...

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Capture the Colour: Colors of the Trans Siberian Railway
Jul10

Capture the Colour: Colors of the Trans Siberian Railway

Capture the Colour: Colors of the Trans Siberian Railway I found this “Capture the Colour” contest on Adventurous Kate’s blog (who I’ve been following for a while, and am continually inspired by!) As soon as I read about it I thought, “I HAVE to do this.” Here’s the deal: you dig through your travel photos in search of color. Specifically blues, greens, yellows, whites and reds. Pick your best...

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