The year is 2017, and it is off to a slow start with winter. Though this time is perfect to start planning for the coming travel season! I have lofty goals of travel this year due to a compromised year of travel in 2016. I am composing this article to first set some travel goals for myself. It also may allow some fellow travelers and readers to suggest some regions for me to explore. I am always looking for a new great destination to check out. Finally, it will lead to some
Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego, or the Land of Fire is an archipelago that rests upon the very southern most portion of South America. It was 'discovered' by European explorers (Portuguese to be exact) who were trying to find a passageway to Asia for trade purposes. The European explorers who discovered the region named it the Land of Fire, because of the many fires that were lit near the shores of this land by the indigenous groups when they first came across the archipelago region. Tierr
In the fall of 2012, I was traveling in Turkey and in the Istanbul for about three weeks. During this trip I was first introduced to the community and traveler's website called Couchsurfing. I had heard of it before from a friend who also enjoys traveling a lot, but had never much read into it. One of the nights at a hostel in Istanbul, one of the hostel staff mentioned something about a get together at a local bar for travelers initiated by Couchsurfing members. I ended up
Grand Teton National Park
One Memorial day weekend I had the crazy idea to do a very poorly planned road trip to Grand Teton National Park in western Wyoming with a friend from the police training academy. This road trip started in Pierre, South Dakota, which is about a 10 hour car ride to Grand Teton National Park. It was also the "maiden voyage" for my new Jeep Wrangler. I can't think of many better ways to break in a new vehicle than going off to the mountains and exploring one of the nation's g
I can't afford to travel right now....
It's a response I have said many times, and have heard many other people say countless times. Traveling the country, or the world is financially daunting. Thinking about all of the things you want to do, getting to the destination, the food & accommodation, and most importantly booze prices all weigh into making traveling seem like a financially scary thing to attempt. Factor in lost luggage, delays, theft, and time not spent at work, it seems even more impossible. Traveling