Mini Retirement

I recently got a chance to hang out with some of the world best photographers on Trey Ratcliff’s Variety show on TWIT TV. We take turns talking about travel photography and show off some neat photos from around the world. The whole show is interesting, however if you want to jump to my section it is near the end @ around 1:04:00. You can also check out more of Trey’s amazing work at HERE

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I just landed in San Francisco on Sunday, and I will be studying to become a travel Jedi for the next 6 weeks. I am going to work for a boutique airline agency that sells long haul airline tickets and works with most of the major airlines. Today they crammed my head full of roughly 40 websites and information on 50 airlines. I am a bit overwhelmed, but I am also really excited to become a true flying expert.

Does anyone have any favorite spots in SFO, that I should check out while I am here? Let me know in the comments.

The Castle on the Hill.
This photo I took last year while in Budapest, which quickly became one of my favorite cities. They have some of the coolest churches and bridges in Europe and they do a great job of lighting them up at night.

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For the last 2 months, I have been working on setting up a new life in Southern Florida, and writing a Boot Camp for World Travelers. I ended up having so much to put into it has taken longer then I intended. It is finally almost done, so I thought I would give you a preview. Below you will find an audio interview I did with Author Tony Giles. Tony is 100 percent blind and 80 percent deaf but has solo travelled 62 countries.

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Someone asked me yesterday, where they should go to enjoy the mountains. New Zealand would have to be at the top of my list. The people are really friendly and country has epic scenery. I flew into Christchurch and drove south, but if I had to do again I probably would have just gone right to Queenstown..

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One of the first I think about when I am about to travel is can I drink the water and what am I going to eat. No matter how charming a place is, delicious food takes it to the next level for me. One place that blew me away with food is Barcelona. The Market on La Rambla is highly worth a visit. So far on this Journey I think it is the best one I have seen. I decided to do a quick photo essay for you, so you can see it for yourself.

What is the craziest thing have eaten while traveling? Feel free to tell me your story in the comments.

 

 

 

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I have been as guilty of spending to much time on an IPhone as anyone else.  So to prepare for my upcoming trip I spent some of that time in the App store. Here are 4 of the best RTW apps I stumbled across.

Pack and go deluxe

Trip it

1) Pack and go deluxe.

This app could not be any easier. You just click through a few folders and put checkmarks next to things you need to pack. When you are ready to go, click done on each item to take it off the list. Not only did it work, it only took me 12 minutes to plan for a trip around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

2) Trip It

A super travel organizer. You simply forward your itinerary and it transfers it (over your data connection) into the phone for you. It will also put your hotel confirmations, as well as transfer information all in one spot. It works without an internet connection so you can use it for free worldwide.

 

 

 

Kayack Pro

Skype

 

 

 
 

3) Kayak Pro

This is a good all around travel app. You can use it to search all of the big travel websites at one time. It can also convert currencies, organize your packing list, store an itinerary, look at airport maps, and a bunch of other things.

 

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 

4) Skype

Just keeps getting better and better. The user interface is a lot like the Iphone now. You can keep your contacts in a rolodex and call worldwide for a few cents a minute. It also supports video chat right on the phone. If you want to video chat with someone who does not have an iphone, they can still use Skype from their computer.

 

 

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March 2, 2011

Hi I’m Justin Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. I started this site for one reason. To help you live a better life. I want help you travel, have incredible adventures and more importantly to enjoy the journey. You may be an excellent fit for the Endless Weekend, if… You have always dreamed […]

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