Welkam Yu Mas Go Long Vanuatu

Welcome You Must Go To Vanuatu. In my desire to get really far away, I stumbled upon a wonderland island-nation named Vanuatu.  The post titled Being Intimate with a Volcano explains how I found Vanuatu and goes in-depth about one of the country’s many highlights –  Mt Yasur volcano on Tanna Island. This post takes us to…

Flat Stanley Visits Philadelphia

Flat Stanley  wanted to see Philadelphia.  Of course I was happy to oblige, as I believe seeing the world is one of the best forms of education anyone can have. Flat Stanley had two stops:

The Stories of Strangers?

The guy in the white shirt pulling his bag by the pillar in the left of the picture.  He just secured a huge grant to provide fresh water to a third world impoverished country and is an unsung hero of humanity.  Or maybe he got drunk on work travel and hooked up with some bar-lady…

Being Intimate With a Volcano

This short 30 second video that I shot will let you know what this post is all about, and turn up the volume for the full effect:   Mt Yasur Volcano, Tanna Island, Vanuatu. I had the desire to go really far away.  The South Pacific seemed really far away.  I found an app online…

Top 12 Places I’ve Been That I Recommend For You

“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage” ― Paulo Coelho, Aleph This post is my Top 12 Places I’ve Been That I Recommend For You to visit at some point in your life.  I could have readily made it 24 or 36 or 120 places, but a dozen seemed good.  All these places have 3…

A Glacier in Alaska

Making my way up to Juneau, Alaska, I wanted to experience a glacier up close and personal.  To see a glacier is to understand a great deal about why glaciers are such a big deal.  I booked a day on a glacier including hiking, exploring, and even climbing a wall (thank goodness for ice axes…

Emirates Business Class – JNB to IAD featuring Boeing 777-300ER

This post concludes the Emirates Long Haul Business Class experience featuring a review of Emirates Boeing 777-300ER (extended range) product, plus a few more views of the A380, and final thoughts about flying Emirates Business Class. This is the final part of a multi-part series about the Emirates Experience.  Thank you for reading and feel…

Dubai and Emirates Business Lounge

As we approached Dubai, I took these pictures out the window from my upper deck seat on Emirates A380 Business Class.  This is a city to behold. The plane landed as gracefully as it took off.  Many ‘thank you’ and ‘good-bye’ all around. Dubai Business Lounge Dubai airport is huge.  We disembarked, went through security,…

Emirates at Dulles International Airport and the Dulles Air France Lounge

This is a continuation of a multi-part post about flying Emirates Business Class.  The parts are: Part 1 – Emirates Business Class – Emirates Overview and Chauffeur-drive Part 2 – Emirates at Dulles International Airport featuring the Air France Dulles Lounge (this post) Part 3 – The Amazing A380 Experience — Flying Dulles to Dubai Part 4 –…