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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 125 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts

Australia, Whitsunday, Arlie Beach and Whitehaven Beach

November 25-29th, 2019

Purpose of this Australian visit was to visit the Whitsunday Islands and specifically Whitehaven Beach. Stayed at wonderful hostel, Bush Village Budget Cabins.  It was a 30 minute walk to Arlie Beach but really nice. Highlight was my catamaran cruise through the Whitsunday Island to Whitehaven Beach and my THANKSGIVING Australian BBQ onboard.

Not my pic unfortunately 

ISRAEL, Tel Aviv, Beach

September 29, 2019

Cheap Ryanair flight to Tel Aviv.  Unfortunately did not know it was Jewish New Year and ALL public transport was closed so paid $60 for a taxi. Love my hostel, Beachfront. Bar on roof overlooking the beach with a beautiful sunset.  Be here 7 nights with day trip to places all over Israel.


May 21st-29th, 2019

After long day traveling (36 hours) I arrived in Faro. 2 hours later a shuttle dropped me off in Lagos about 10:30 pm. While TRYING TO USE GOOGLE MAPS I was definitely having difficulty locating Top City Hostel. Finally found it, checked in and ate at midnight at nearby Kebab place.

GREAT HOSTEL, unfortunately a PARTY hostel with nightly pub crawls. Went on one for 10 minutes and came to my senses. Lol

Beaches are great, weather is great but windy and water is COLD. Visiting the CAVES is big tourist attraction here but trips are expensive so just enjoying sunny Portugal. Lisbon for 3 nights beginning May 29th after 4 hour train, then back to Dublin to meet group.

PANAMA, Sailing, San Blas Islands

March 29, 2019

Flew from New Orleans to Panama City, Panama and stayed at Hostel for 2 nights before busing to Portobello and boat crew meeting on the 31st. Had seen sights in Panama City on previous visit so chilled 1st 2 nights.

We set sail with 10 passengers from England, Scotland, Germany, Netherlands and US at 6 pm on April 1st. We sailed all night through pretty rough seas, thank you Dramamine,  and arrived at the 1st of the San Blas Islands we would visit. Spent nice day on uninhabited island and set sail again during the next morning for a 30 minute cruise to a bigger, uninhabited island where we put up hammocks and enjoyed snorkeling, sunning and snoozing for 2 days. Then 40 hours (2 nights) of rough seas to Cartagena arriving at 6 am on April 6th. Enjoyed the overall experience, not the rough seas, but Captain Paul and his partner Sindry made it a great experience. Thanks for the great food Sindry.