Tortuga Backpack Review

For those looking into a new travel backpack, the Tortuga Backpack might be the pack for you, but it’s not the pack for everyone. I’m here to provide you with an honest Tortuga Backpack review to help you decide whether or not this is the right […]

Cape Town – A Second Time Around

My second time around in Cape Town wasn’t as long as my first trip, but I figured 4 days would suffice. We stayed at the Hippo Boutique, which was a great hotel right around the corner from the hostel I stayed in on my first trip. […]

Driving the Garden Route

Following a wonderful 4 days in Cape Town and checking off a major bucket list item, it was time to explore the Western Cape via the Garden Route. We set off early in the morning without a concrete destination, except for a vague understanding that we wanted to […]

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Almost a year to the day I spent 2 weeks in South Africa on my round the world trip. I had a great time relaxing and living like a king in Cape Town, however, there was one activity I wasn’t able to check off my bucket […]

Two male elephants playing in the Chobe River in Botswana

Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park

Following a long journey to South Africa, we spent less than 24 hours in a Johannesburg Airport Hotel to recharge our batteries and were whisked away to Victoria Falls via FlyAfrica airlines, where we met up with my buddy Dave and his GF Juliette. Our itinerary was […]

$325 Airfare Glitch to South Africa

Over 20 hours spent in a flying tin can and I finally made it back to South Africa. When it’s all said and done with, it was 26 hours of travel from NYC to the hotel in Johannesburg. At this point, one would think I […]

Large Crab Claws from Joe's Stone Crab in Miami, Florida

Joe’s Stone Crab

For those that didn’t get my inside scoop to Miami and Sunny Isles in part 1, check it out here. As I mentioned in that post, I’ve been coming to Miami for the past 25+ years. Each and every year it’s my duty to make […]

My RTW Trip By The Numbers

Over the course of this 6 month RTW trip here are some numbers breaking it down. I really wanted to get this into an infographic some how, but that proved to be too cumbersome, and I wanted to get this published because it was sitting […]

My Miami

A few weeks ago I spent 10 days down at my family’s apartment in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. I’ve been coming to Miami ever since I can remember. My grandparents moved to North Miami Beach/Sunny Isles in the 1970’s, and when they passed away in […]

RTW Trip – One Year Later – Where Am I Now?

It’s crazy to think that one year ago I had started on the trip of a lifetime. Starting this amazing RTW trip in Tokyo, Japan filled with emotions and 6 months of the unknown; and an underlying goal of visiting 30 countries before I turned 30. I have absolutely no […]

España

After a few wonderful days in Seville, it was off to some of the coastal towns that dot the southern coast of Spain. First stop was Cadiz. This is a wonderful quaint port town, and one of the oldest cities in Western Europe. In terms of […]

Machu Picchu

Lessons learned from the road

Before I took my trip I did plenty of research on what I should or should not bring, since after all I was traveling with only a backpack. Here are some lessons I learned on my own, and some I took from others before I […]

A bullfighter artfully dodges a bloodied bull in Sevilla

The Art of Bullfighting in Sevilla

After a wonderful week spent together in Portugal and Dublin, it was time for Amanda to head back  to the states. It turned into a long trip for me that probably could’ve been avoided with sufficient planning. At this point of the trip I had done enough […]

Praia Dona Ana - Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve Region of Portugal

After a few wonderful days in Lisbon, it was time to explore more of Portugal via a rental car. We made our way down the Algarve region of Portugal, specifically, Lagos. Hoping to see some magnificent coast line vistas we took the circuitous route that […]