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Off The Beaten Beach In Barbados

Off The Beaten Beach In Barbados

I recently spent a couple of days in Barbados on stopovers going to and from Dominica.  Being the 25th-least-visited country in the world and known for its hiking more than its beaches, Dominica is more my type of Caribbean island.  However, since there aren’t any direct flights to Dominica from the US, I couldn’t pass […]

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Emptying the Bucket (List): Tuvalu

Emptying the Bucket (List): Tuvalu

    Before I ever traveled out of North American, the top item on my bucket list was doing the Snowman Trek in Bhutan. Before I had even been to ten countries, my bucket list had expanded to include places like Mongolia, Jordan, and Tuvalu. Now that I’ve knocked off all the others, it’s time […]

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Filed in blog, bucket list, quick update, travel by on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Midnight in the Middle East

Midnight in the Middle East

Would you go for a walk alone in the capital city of a Middle Eastern country in the middle of the night during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan? I did. * * * * * * * On a recent flight from Chicago to Jakarta on Qatar Airways, I had a fifteen-hour layover in […]

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Filed in blog, narrative, reflection, travel, travelogue by on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Hike to Boiling Lake in Dominica

Video: Hike to Boiling Lake in Dominica

First things first:   Dominica is NOT the Dominican Republic. Yes, they are both island nations in the Caribbean. No, you probably went to the Dominican Republic. No, if it was a beach holiday in Punta Cana, you were definitely not in Dominica. Yes, I have been to both countries. No, both countries are quite […]

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Filed in blog, travel, trekking, video by on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Facing Your Fears: Canyoning in Dominica

Facing Your Fears: Canyoning in Dominica

Have you ever signed up for something that completely scared the crap out of you?  Last month when I traveled to Dominica, I did exactly that.  I’ve always been a fairly cautious person and not really into extreme sports.  However, when I was researching my trip, every travel website seemed to name Extreme Dominica Canyoning […]

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Filed in blog, narrative, review, travel by on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Beeing Attacked In Bagan

Beeing Attacked In Bagan

Bagan is an ancient city in Burma (also known as Myanmar).  There are literally thousands of temples and pagodas that dot the Burmese countryside in the area.  While some of these temples are popular tourist attractions, many of the smaller ones are rarely visited just because there are other more impressive temples nearby. Everything about […]

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Filed in blog, narrative, tips, travel by on May 21, 2013 1 Comment

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Photo Friday: Sydney

Photo Friday: Sydney

A few years ago, I went on a quick getaway to Sydney, Australia.  We had great weather for a wine-tasting trip in the Hunter Valley, but the weather was pretty overcast and less-than-ideal for photography for the remaining days.  Fortunately, I have a full day in Sydney next week on my way back from Fiji. […]

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Filed in photo friday, photography, photos, photoset, travel by on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Photo Friday: Barbados and Dominica

Photo Friday: Barbados and Dominica

My photo set from my trip to Barbados and Dominica are now online at flickr.  Click on any of the images below to view the whole set, complete with captions. All images are Copyright Ryan Goebel and may not be downloaded or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the author.

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Filed in photo friday, photography, photos, photoset, travel by on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Photo Friday: Indonesia

Photo Friday: Indonesia

In May 2012, I took a short trip through Indonesia that included Surabaya, Gunung Bromo, Kawah Ijen, Bali, Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Labuan Bajo.  Click on any of the images below to view the whole set on flickr, complete with captions. All images are Copyright Ryan Goebel and may not be downloaded or reproduced in […]

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Filed in photo friday, photography, photos, photoset, travel by on August 30, 2013 0 Comments
Through My Lens: Mongolia

Through My Lens: Mongolia

Ger near Kharkhorin. To view larger version:  Click Here A couple years ago, I decided to take a last minute trip (only two weeks notice) to Mongolia to see the Naadam festival and to experience the vast openness of this primarily nomadic nation.  It was a trip where I felt I grew a lot as […]

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Filed in photography, photos, travel by on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Through My Lens: Brasilia

Through My Lens: Brasilia

A view of Brasilia from the TV Tower observatory. To view larger version:  Click Here Last year, I took a trip to Brazil with my dad and my uncle.  One of the places we visited was the capital city of Brasilia.  I had read in various blogs, articles, and guidebooks that this city is written […]

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Filed in photography, photos, tour guide, travel by on May 5, 2013 0 Comments

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Photo Friday: Sydney

Filed in photo friday, photography, photos, photoset, travel by on September 13, 2013 0 Comments
Photo Friday: Sydney

A few years ago, I went on a quick getaway to Sydney, Australia.  We had great weather for a wine-tasting trip in the Hunter Valley, but the weather was pretty overcast and less-than-ideal for photography for the remaining days.  Fortunately, I have a full day in Sydney next week on my way back from Fiji. […]

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Photo Friday: Barbados and Dominica

Filed in photo friday, photography, photos, photoset, travel by on September 6, 2013 0 Comments
Photo Friday: Barbados and Dominica

My photo set from my trip to Barbados and Dominica are now online at flickr.  Click on any of the images below to view the whole set, complete with captions. All images are Copyright Ryan Goebel and may not be downloaded or reproduced in any manner without written permission of the author.

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Photo Friday: Indonesia

Filed in photo friday, photography, photos, photoset, travel by on August 30, 2013 0 Comments
Photo Friday: Indonesia

In May 2012, I took a short trip through Indonesia that included Surabaya, Gunung Bromo, Kawah Ijen, Bali, Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Labuan Bajo.  Click on any of the images below to view the whole set on flickr, complete with captions. All images are Copyright Ryan Goebel and may not be downloaded or reproduced in […]

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Off The Beaten Beach In Barbados

Filed in beaches, blog, tips, travel by on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Off The Beaten Beach In Barbados

I recently spent a couple of days in Barbados on stopovers going to and from Dominica.  Being the 25th-least-visited country in the world and known for its hiking more than its beaches, Dominica is more my type of Caribbean island.  However, since there aren’t any direct flights to Dominica from the US, I couldn’t pass […]

Continue Reading »

Emptying the Bucket (List): Tuvalu

Filed in blog, bucket list, quick update, travel by on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Emptying the Bucket (List): Tuvalu

    Before I ever traveled out of North American, the top item on my bucket list was doing the Snowman Trek in Bhutan. Before I had even been to ten countries, my bucket list had expanded to include places like Mongolia, Jordan, and Tuvalu. Now that I’ve knocked off all the others, it’s time […]

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Midnight in the Middle East

Filed in blog, narrative, reflection, travel, travelogue by on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Midnight in the Middle East

Would you go for a walk alone in the capital city of a Middle Eastern country in the middle of the night during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan? I did. * * * * * * * On a recent flight from Chicago to Jakarta on Qatar Airways, I had a fifteen-hour layover in […]

Continue Reading »

Video: Hike to Boiling Lake in Dominica

Filed in blog, travel, trekking, video by on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Hike to Boiling Lake in Dominica

First things first:   Dominica is NOT the Dominican Republic. Yes, they are both island nations in the Caribbean. No, you probably went to the Dominican Republic. No, if it was a beach holiday in Punta Cana, you were definitely not in Dominica. Yes, I have been to both countries. No, both countries are quite […]

Continue Reading »

Facing Your Fears: Canyoning in Dominica

Filed in blog, narrative, review, travel by on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Facing Your Fears: Canyoning in Dominica

Have you ever signed up for something that completely scared the crap out of you?  Last month when I traveled to Dominica, I did exactly that.  I’ve always been a fairly cautious person and not really into extreme sports.  However, when I was researching my trip, every travel website seemed to name Extreme Dominica Canyoning […]

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Quick Update: June 2013

Filed in quick update by on June 10, 2013 1 Comment
Quick Update: June 2013

Greetings global gawkers, I’d like to apologize for the lack of blog updates lately.  I had been toying for a while with the idea of making the jump from Blogspot/Blogger to WordPress and finally made that leap.  The only problem has been that the transition has been more time-consuming than I had originally envisioned.  I realize that […]

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Beeing Attacked In Bagan

Filed in blog, narrative, tips, travel by on May 21, 2013 1 Comment
Beeing Attacked In Bagan

Bagan is an ancient city in Burma (also known as Myanmar).  There are literally thousands of temples and pagodas that dot the Burmese countryside in the area.  While some of these temples are popular tourist attractions, many of the smaller ones are rarely visited just because there are other more impressive temples nearby. Everything about […]

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