I have been to over 50 countries since I started traveling in 2001. I went on 11 extended trips over two months in length and I spent 14 summers working in Alaska. After living in Bangkok for five years, I moved to Taiwan in 2020, where I currently reside. Links to my blog posts can be found by clicking on the country name below.
- Hong Kong
- Palestinian Territories
- The Philippines
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
- The Netherlands
- Vatican City
Central America and the Caribbean
- Alaska (My summer home for 14 years)
You haven’t been to Australia yet?
Not yet. I know I will love it when I go. I love nature, deserts and beaches, but it is a long flight and a bit expensive for me. I have also met tons of really cool Australians.
I’m traveling to Idaho and Montana in September, any tips for me on what I should definitely see or do? Would be great to get some inside info 🙂 Tine
If you are in Montana, you HAVE TO visit either Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks. Both are truly stunning but different. Yellowstone has wildlife, geysers, lakes, and waterfalls. Glacier has mind-blowing mountain scenery. September is probably the best time of year to visit both as the crowds will be gone and the weather should be nice.
You might check out Bozeman and Missoula, two towns in Montana. I’ve never been to either, but I have friends there and it is supposed to be really great.
Let me know if you need anything else and have a great trip!
You guys need to get to Australia 🙂
Someday. It is a little expensive for us though.
You guys haven’t made it to South Korea yet!! Even though it’s a highly developed and modern country, it’s very affordable and easy to get around…totally recommend visiting here. 🙂
We will put it on the list. We love Asia and someday would like to do Korea and Japan. Thanks for the tip.
Gabby and I lived in Korea for a year. It would be great to do Korea and Japan together, you can take a hydrofoil ferry in under 3 hours. Also you can draw some very interesting comparisons between the two countries. A history lesson beforehand is a must! Be sure to check out Busan…
Thank you for the advice. That is an area I want to visit – I’m a big fan of Asia.
…I see you haven’t tried Colombia yet. I can warmly recommend it ❤
I want to do Columbia. Going back to Mexico last year whetted my appetite for more Latin America. Anywhere in particular in Columbia you’d recommend?
Most people do the northern coast – I adore it since my family is from there as well. Medellin is gorgeous, too – and the hikes around the palm valley there. Bogota with its old town and museum surely also worth a go. There are also lots of little picturesque towns that are worth looking at – or Popayan with its archeological sites! A rough guide book will explain to you the areas in the best way, depending on how much time you’ve got you could stick to a few areas and travel them most.
Thanks for the info. If nothing else, I need to get a guidebook and armchair travel there. I have only heard great things about it. Thanks for sharing.
What does armchair-travel mean 🙂 ? I’m really glad you did as it makes me sad every time people only mention the negative things to me when I talk about my home country. Thanks so much for being open !
By armchair travel I meant reading about it and looking at pictures. When is a good time of year to visit? I can probably go in June or July or maybe around Christmas time.
Aaah, I see 😀 It’s like we like saying we’re off to Balconia for a holiday 😉 (=> Balconia meaning the balcony). I’ve been there during summer and winter and both times were good seasons to travel.
Thanks for the info. I like Balconia – it sounds like an exotic place to have a beer or coffee and get away from the world.
I know, doesn’t it 😀 ? First time I heard it I literally wondered where it was and asked the person…^^ 😉 It was a very long time ago though… 😉
If you have spare time to read into literature to get into the mood I can recommend you books from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, James Canon or “Papillon” from Henri Charrière 🙂
100 years of Solitude is one of my favorite books. Yes, if you know a few titles, I’d be happy to look at them. Thank you.
I really really liked “chronicle of a death foretold” by him for example, or “tales from the town of widows” by james canon – that showed so much of the culture and habits and it was very accurate ❤ even though brutal.
Thank you. I’ll check them out.
You have visited India ^_^ I am jealous of your travel list.
India is one of my favorites. It is a crazy place but so much fun.
I am glad you enjoyed 😉
You have visited to Sweden. What about Finland?
Haven’t made it to Finland yet. I visited only Malmo in the south mainly because I have family there.
Hi Jeff, your blog is very impressive.
Do visit Bhutan
I am hoping to in October 2017 or April 2018. Have you been?
I am a Bhutanese. You have traveled intensively, and noticed Bhutan wasn’t on your list, so invited you to my country
I’ll let you know when we come! I have had several friends go and they love it. Which month is better, October or April?
Both are pleasant. In September or October, the capital city has her annual festival. In end of March or start of April, Paro, a beautiful district has her annual festival.
Other places also have their festivals spread throughout the year.
But if you want to trek, I think Autumn is better, we get lesser rains then.
Maybe I’ll come two times! Thanks for the advice.
Wow, that would be cool