Category: Trips

Welcome to the40x40challenge.com. 40 countries by the time I’m 40 (I’ll count 40). And… go.

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22 x 40: The Bahamas

T’was the day after Christmas and the whole island rustled. Feathers and jewels and costumes were ruffled. Late into the night, Bahamians worked through towers of glitter, piles of masks, and rolls of colorful...

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21? x 40: Hong Kong

To Joyce, my wonder girl. It’s 2019. It’s been two years since our trip. I can’t say for certain why it took me so long to write about it; it’s been on my mind...

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20? x 39: Taiwan

I have a question for you. If you landed in Taiwan for the first time, ready a spontaneous visit to see an old friend, would you know what to expect? Maybe a trip to...

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15,16,17,18,19 x 39: Eastern Caribbean Trip!

Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, British Virgin Islands. In one week. After a very interesting year on the road, quite literally, I was surprised to find that my only international travels have instead been...

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13,14 x 38: Belize & Honduras Trip!

Gluttony knows no boundaries, and every cruise ship in the world knows this. I can only be thankful I got to experience this for myself. With friends, I experienced quick day trips in Cozumel,...

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11 X 38: China Trip!

T (T is for travel…) Check out this trip (a total trip) to Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai! Wow! I experienced culture shock, anti-culture shock and reverse culture shock all in one trip. What...

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9 x 37: Greece Trip!

Greece, Week 1 Arrive in Mykonos After a bus, train, plane, bus, ferry, and shuttle, I finally arrived in Mykonos from Istanbul late at night on August 23rd. I didn’t see the white buildings...

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10 x 38: Albania Trip!

Trip “Anyone want some chocolate cake with your breakfast?” Karla asks us as we eat at the table of the tiny Hairy Lemon Hostel in Sarande, Albania. After eating an unlimited amount of chocolate...

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8 x 37: Turkey Trip!

This TRIP! is not over, and here’s why… This is what I did not know about Istanbul until I was there. It is amazing. It is bigger than New York City and Los Angeles...

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7 x 37: Iceland Trip!

Travel Who gets to wonder if a trip to Iceland is Plan A, or Plan B? That’s me! One day in March, I spontaneously booked a plane ticket with a friend, and on the...