Hong Kong Update-Consulting Your Country’s Travel Advisory

With the recent mass demonstrations taking place in Hong Kong I thought it would be an appropriate time to review utilizing your country’s travel advisory. No matter where you are planning your upcoming trip to, it’s always a good idea to check out your country’s travel advisory whether it’s the U.S. State Department, U.S. State […]

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Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster-Sumo Guide To The Stars Mark Buckton

Mark Buckton has been a Sumo commentator and expert guest on BBC and many other radio and TV outlets worldwide. Mark also wrote a column on Sumo for The Japan Times for 12 years. Most recently Mark appeared on CNN International to explain some of the nuances behind U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 2019 visit […]

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Travel Photography-Expert Tips with Pro Photographer Craig Ferguson

Some fantastic tips and suggestions with special guest Australian-born, Asian based pro photographer Craig Ferguson. Craig has a commercial photography business based in Taipei, Taiwan and has an impressive list of clients including, BBC, Air Asia, Lonely Planet, The Wall Street Journal. He recently had a photo shoot with the current President of The Republic […]

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Beijing And Xiamen, China-North/South Differences with Travelblogger Bruno Black

The Great Wall and The Forbidden City-two of the world’s top sites to visit-why Beijing is on most traveler’s bucket lists. I invited travelblogger Bruno Black on the podcast to share insights into visiting the capital of China, as Bruno lived in Beijing for 6 months he has some additional traveler tips and places of […]

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Malaysia Recap Of Latest Kuala Lumpur And Penang Visit

I do enjoy my visits to Malaysia as always. I’ve spent lots of time in Kuala Lumpur visiting all of the important sites and enjoying some of Southeast Asia’s best food. This trip was no exception. KL is for the most part one of the easier cities to get around with a MRT/LRT train system […]

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Penang, Malaysia-George Town-Walking Around The Unesco Designated Old Town

Join me for travel chat and discussion walking through the historic and Unesco World Heritage designated Georgetown, in Penang, Malaysia. I’ve spent lots of time in Kuala Lumpur and East Malaysia, (Borneo), but for some reason I’ve put off visiting Penang, now wondering what was I thinking. This is a wonderful town to explore and […]

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Malaysia-Food Talk/Kuala Lumpur/Penang-Ramadan/Georgetown Unesco Holiday

I have been a frequent visitor to Malaysia now for several years and it’s been one of the biggest surprises for me. I never thought or knew how much I would enjoy Malaysia whether it be West, or East,(Borneo-Sabah/Sarawak). A wonderful diverse culture, some of the best food on the planet and wonderful wildlife and […]

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Southeast Asia Best Travel Times + Following Your Dreams Of Living Abroad

Discussion on my recommended times for traveling in Southeast Asia and a little bit of travel inspiration on how to start to make your dreams come true with a life abroad whether it be for work or retirement. Travel inspiration and information is so accessible now through social media that it has created a huge […]

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North Korea-Americans Are Still Banned From Visiting the DPRK-So Why Go Anyways? Travel Chat With Expat Dave Grecco

Americans are still banned from entering North Korea at the time of publishing this episode. Otto Warmbier was a U.S. citizen and college student visiting North Korea in 2015/2016 when he was arrested and imprisoned accused of stealing a propoganda poster from the hotel where he was staying. He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years […]

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Begpackers-Why Do Some People Hate Them? Plus Passport And Visa Advice

Recently I’ve noticed more negative tweets and other posts on social media denouncing begpackers. In case you didn’t know, a begpacker is basically a backpacker that is soliciting for funds through panhandling, busking, or selling postcards in order to continue with their travels. I personally have no issues with this as long as noone is […]

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