Places I’ve Lived or Experienced
I am fortunate and grateful to have traveled and lived in these beautiful places, which required making personal sacrifices and sometimes working 80 hours a week to pay for these dreams and journeys myself. Worth every penny.
All travel and relocation were done alone, except Egypt, Jordan and India where I joined a group of independent travelers for safety or logistical reasons; and Saudi Arabia, which required me to register with an organized tour for visa issuance.
My style is to travel off season, alone and without apps, devices or guidebooks, learning only practical information and the basics of the local language to meet residents and take it all in. It has rewarded me with powerful stories, life lessons and amazing friends.
*Places I’ve lived are underlined.
Mainland: Agrinio, Aidipsos, Alexandroupoli, Arachova, Athens (center, east Attica, northern & southern suburbs), Chalkidiki, Corinth, Delphi, Halkida, Hanioti, Kalamata, Kalambaka, Kavala, Lagonissi, Larissa, Marathon, Meteora, Nafplio, Olympia, Patra, Mt. Parnassos, Pyrgos, Sounio, Thessaloniki, Trikala, Tripoli
Islands: Aegina, Andros, Angistri, Chios, Crete, Evia, Hydra, Ios, Karpathos, Kefallonia, Kos, Naxos, Paros, Poros, Rhodes, Salamina, Samos, Symi, Syros and Zakynthos
In the World
Austria – Innsbruck, Linz, Salzberg, Vienna
Belgium – Antwerp, Brugge, Brussels, Ghent, Liege
Canada – Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver
Czech Republic – Brno, Karlovy Vary, Prague
Denmark – Copenhagen
Egypt – Abu Simbel (Ramses Temple), Aswan, Cairo, Giza (Pyramids), Karnak, Luxor (Valley of the Kings & Queens), Mt. Sinai, Red Sea
Estonia – Tallinn
Finland – Helsinki, Lapland
France – Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Dijon, Limoges, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Perpignan, Toulouse
French Polynesia – Bora Bora, Maiao, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahiti
Germany – Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
Hungary – Baradla Caves in Aggtelek Karst, Budapest, Eger
India – Agra, Alleppey, Bikaner, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Gajner, Goa, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kerala backwaters, Kochin, Kumarakom, Lucknow, Madurai, Mandawa, Margao, Mumbai, Munnar, Mysore, Periyar, Pondicherry, Ranakpur, Shekhawati, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi, Varkala
Italy – Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo (Sicily), Pisa, Rome, Turin, Vatican City, Venice
Ireland – Dublin
Jordan – Amman, Aqaba, Dead Sea, Kerak, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Nuweiba, Petra, Wadi Musa, Wadi Rum
Republic of Macedonia – Skopje
Mexico – Acapulco, Akumal, Cancun, Chichen Itza, Coba, Cozumel, Ensenada, Los Cabos, Merida, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Paamul, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Vallarta, Tijuana, Tulum, Xcaret, Xel-Ha
The Netherlands – Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam
Norway – Oslo
Portugal – The Azores, Coimbra, Conímbriga, Lisbon, Ovar, Porto, Torreira
Qatar – Doha
Saudi Arabia – Jeddah, Riyadh
Serbia and Montenegro (when it was Yugoslavia)
Slovakia – Bratislava, Carpathian Mountains, Kosice
Spain – Barcelona, Bilbao, Girona, Granada, Jaen, Madrid, Pamplona, Sevilla, Toledo, Valencia
Sweden – Borås, Göteburg, Helsingborg, Linköping, Lund, Malmo, Stockholm, Upplands Vasby, Uppsala
Switzerland – Basel, Bern, Geneve, Lucerne, Zurich
Turkey – Istanbul
United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai
United Kingdom – Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands, Leeds, Loch Ness, London
United States – California (in its entirety), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (during 9/11), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington D.C.
Still on the List
India – Amritsar, Bangalore, Dharamasala, Mysore
Russia (?) or Ukraine
Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer
Travel is how you learn about the world, and you like to learn the stuff that’s not in guidebooks. You have true wanderlust. When you’re not traveling, you’re dreaming about where you’re going next. Your travels are also legendary – they leave you with stories you tell for the rest of your life!