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Gallery: Round The World Trip

USA | Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Ancient Playgrounds

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | Views [894]

As a little kid, I could take a bunch of cardboard boxes into my backyard, construct myself a makeshift fort, and be completely content to spend the bulk of a day crawling around the maze of narrow passages I’d created imagining they were elaborate ... Read more >

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A Slight Misunderstanding

GREECE | Saturday, 31 Mar 2007 | Views [644]

I was looking for an plug adapter to make my U.S. plugs compatible with the European outlets in Athens. After searching fruitlessly myself for a few minutes, I approached a clerk to see if he could help me. After trading a quick "Yasas,"... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Watch Your Step

THAILAND | Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | Views [694]

On one of my few nights in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, I walked the small city’s streets at a rather brisk pace focused on making quick work of the twenty minute walk to my intended dinner destination for the evening. Making my best effort ... Read more >

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Tennis Anyone?

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | Views [973]

On my last night in Sydney, I found myself in front of the Sydney Opera House. But, I wasn’t there for one last nostalgic look at the beautifully designed Opera House, or even an opera. Instead, I came for a tennis match. My last night on the ... Read more >

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USA | Wednesday, 31 Jan 2007 | Views [775]

I stood in the chest-deep, frothy warm water off Bondi Beach and scouted the horizon behind me. As low tide began to give way to high tide, the waves were breaking unusually high and strong for Bondi. It was a struggle just to make it through the ... Read more >

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The Doctor Will See You Now

USA | Sunday, 25 Jun 2006 | Views [763]

I knew I'd likely need to see a doctor at some point on my trip.  But, I always imagined it'd be overseas in some foreign city making sure I didn't have some exotic disease.  I never thought it'd be in my own country before I ever set foot on foreign ... Read more >

Tags: hospitals & health

The Narrows

USA | Thursday, 8 Jun 2006 | Views [1042]

I woke up for my second day at Zion National Park with an inexplicable amount of energy and surprising lack of soreness considering my impromptu three-hour, 1,500ft hike the day prior.  Emboldened, I decided to explore more of the gems the park had to ... Read more >

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Gallery: Zion National Park (Day 2)

USA | Thursday, 8 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Hidden Canyon, Echo Canyon & The Narrows
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An Unexpected Adventure

USA | Wednesday, 7 Jun 2006 | Views [959]

I was a little apprehensive that my visit to canyon country might not live up to the expectations I'd created in my head over the years from all the pictures, magazine articles and National Geographic Channel documentries I'd seen.  I was pleased to ... Read more >

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Gallery: Zion National Park (Day 1)

USA | Wednesday, 7 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Hiking to Emerald Pools & Angel Landing
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Hoover Dam

USA | Tuesday, 6 Jun 2006 | Views [1610]

I never realized just how close Vegas is to Hoover Dam.  Guess all the times I've been to Vegas, heading outside the casinos hasn't really been a priority (nor has being awake during daylight).  But, it was just a quick 30 minute drive to see one of ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Hoover Dam

USA | Tuesday, 6 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

A Visit To One Of The Man-Made Wonders Of The World
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Viva Las Vegas

USA | Monday, 5 Jun 2006 | Views [739]

I thought Las Vegas would be a convenient stop to break up the trip from LA to Zion National Park.  Turns out it was the about the only place you could stop between those two points.  Once I left Barstow, CA it was hundreds of miles of open, desolate ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

You Can Go Home Again

USA | Sunday, 4 Jun 2006 | Views [691]

For my second and last day in LA, I ventured out to explore a few places on my own.  Shannon & Scott were packing for a trip to Europe a few days later, so it worked out pefectly. I decided to head up to the San Fernando Valley and stop by my childhood ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: Los Angeles

USA | Sunday, 4 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Weekend in LA to visit friends and childhood haunts
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Good Omens

USA | Friday, 2 Jun 2006 | Views [631]

The first day of my year-long adventure started off with some good omens.   First, when I woke up Northwest Airlines was still in business and operating which is definitely not a gimme these days.  They seem to be day-to-day at this point, but it looked ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Gallery: Going Away Party

USA | Thursday, 1 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Gathering of Friends & Colleagues before departing CT
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Gallery: London ('05)

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 1 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

Two days in London en route to Cape Town in November
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The Plan (My Itinerary)

USA | Thursday, 1 Jun 2006 | Views [1292] | Comments [1]

For anyone following the play by play or who just can't remember where Goetz is this week (story of my life), below is my planned itinerary in simplified form.  Subject to change by whim along the way, but this is the general idea. June: Southwestern ... Read more >

Tags: Itinerary

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