I’ve been busy as a bee, and hope to have an outline posted for So You Want to Travel the World before we leave for Really Remote Places. But, there’s another free perk for everyone who’s contributed $10 or more: an ebook I’m writing about our recent trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It’s called […]
First four maps are from Aperture. This one’s from gcmap. Here’s the gcmap version with all airport and distance information. New Countries and Territories I started the year at 70 Countries/Territories on the TCC list. Ended at 88. I will make 100 with already-booked travel in 2014. Woohoo! Japan (UN 48, ISO 62: JP) (2013) […]
Note: difficulty is partly ranked by which can easily be reached via Star Alliance carriers vs. not as I’m a Star Alliance flyer and this is a list for my own purposes. Country & Territory list is taken from here. Easy (non-stops) Hawaiians Islands (nonstop from SFO) (been) New Zealand (AKL nonstop from SFO) (been) […]
We went to the Palo Verde National Park yesterday and saw a lot of wildlife. The basilisk, aka the Jesus Christ lizard, runs quickly enough that it can run on the surface of water. Long-nosed brown bats nesting on a tree trunk. It’s a slight overhang, which isn’t obvious in the photo.
We were very lucky to visit Mount Arenal on our recent Costa Rica vacations. I didn’t get to see Mount Arenal on my first trip in 2012. On that trip, I only visited the Papagayo region in the northwestern Guanacaste Province. Mount Arenal isn’t the most active of Costa Rica’s six active volcanoes, but it […]
All of Asia, except for Indonesia, is above the equator. (Some perspectives don’t count Indonesia as a part of Asia, though.) Wellington, New Zealand (41° 17′ 20″ S) is the world’s southernmost capital city. It’s at about the same latitude (different hemisphere, obviously) as Rome, Italy (41° 54′ 0″ N). The equator passes through the […]
Indiegogo campaign page. Hi, I’m Deirdre. As a kid, I was given a globe, and I was fascinated by it. I kept imagining that I would go to all these wonderful places, especially the islands where all the lettering squished together on the globe. Or weird places like Ifni, which was on my globe and […]