Archive for November, 2010

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Free Lodging Around the World11/30/2010

When traveling, the price of lodging can range anywhere from thousands of dollars to $0, all depending on your method of travel. In this blog post, I will outline the pros and cons of various lodging strategies. I stress the importance of making your dollar go farther than ever. Thus, my favoritism leans strongly towards […]

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The Legend of Troy11/29/2010

Upon arriving in the great country of Turkey, one of the cities I really wanted to visit was Troy. Many epic poems, (Homer’s The Illiad and Odyssey), scrolls, paintings, stories, and movies have captured the imagination of this legendary city. Troy is located in the northwest corner of Turkey, built originally as a strategic location […]

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The Best of Europe – Photos and Videos11/28/2010

I’ve finally began the process of uploading all 4,000+ pictures to my flickr account. I plan on making photo albums for each country visited. Here is a sample gallery of my favorite pictures from Europe. I did, however, finish uploading all of my travel videos. You can view them on my YouTube stream. I outlined […]

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Everywhere I Go, McDonalds Already Knows11/27/2010

I traveled to over 70 cities in Europe and Africa and only 5 of those I visited did NOT have a McDonald’s restaurant in that city. Those LUCKY cities include: Plakias, Crete Makarska, Croatia Brac, Croatia Baile Felix, Romania Crisan, Romania Plakias and Makarska are coastal cities with that small, “everyone knows each other” feel. […]

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The Greatest Stadium Ever Built11/26/2010

I’m currently in Dallas, Texas visiting with the family. As today is officially Black Friday, many people are frantically shopping for the best deals on Christmas gifts. Not me! I am sitting on my parent’s red leather couch relaxing the day away. I couldn’t be more stress-free on one of the most stressful days of […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!11/25/2010

That is all.

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Off to Dallas, Texas11/24/2010

I’m heading on a small road trip to Dallas for the holidays. I get the opportunity to have home cooked meals and visit with the family. Not a bad deal! I am very blessed to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with those I care about. I was born in this city and visit frequent. however, […]

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Banking 101: Save Money on Travel by Banking Smartly11/23/2010

After 6 years of a love-hate relationship, I’ve finally broken up with my bank and moved all accounts to a new one. My old bank, Chase, provides convenience, security, and a wide availability of branches and ATM’s across the U.S. My new bank, Capital One, waives all bank related ATM fees across the world, has […]

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My Successful Search for The Lochness Monster11/22/2010

The Lochness Monster, legend of all legends, a mythical creature “allegedly” lurking in the deep depths of Lake Lochness is the subject of many adventure seeking expeditions. Cryptozoologists flock to Lochness on fact finding frenzies. I know not of an animal that has been the center of more hoaxes than the Lochness Monster. Here is […]

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Plan Your Travels!11/21/2010

The most important step you take before any big adventure is preparation. What to bring with you? Where are you going to go? How much to budget? Where are you going to sleep? Activities, Sites? These are all questions that should be answered BEFORE you leave on that grand adventure. The last 4 months of […]

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