These are articles or guest blog posts I've written that have been published on other travel websites. See my published literary essays using the blue "Literary SKJ" button. More of my travel posts are scheduled to appear on other travel websites soon, so check back!
"In the World of a Traveler ..." at Pretty Wild World
In the world of a traveler, you get to see the good, the bad, and the speakable.
Supporting the efforts of Travelers Building Change to help fund the Rhinos Without Borders wildlife conservation initiative to help save rhinos in South Africa. Includes some of my favorite rhino pics from my travels.
"Five Reasons to Drop the Charade and Admit You're a Tourist" at Global Goose
One of my pet peeves is people who are paranoid of looking like a tourist. My traveling experience has shown me that the best way to connect with local people and sights is to just let yourself be who you are -- a tourist!
"Tripping with Salvador Dali: Five Favorite Works of His Art in Figueres, Spain" at Vagobond
A day trip from Barcelona, the Dali Museum in Figueres provides a day of surreal fun and fascination. I list here my five favorite attractions.
"Seven Ways to Commune with the Ancient Romans in Tunisia" at Heather on Her Travels
Tunisia has some of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world with the bonus of being to explore most of them in near solitude. This is a selection of ruins that really let you imagine life back in the days almost two thousand years ago.
"Walking With African Wildlife" at Mapping Megan
A summary of my experience volunteering in a Big 5 game park in South Africa ... a much more succinct account than my full post here in the archive! Read this for an introduction to the experience that planted the boundless love for Africa in my heart.
"Witch Doctor on the Moon" at GoNomad
Meeting a traditional witch doctor in Uganda who divines my fortune and dispels evils spirits - and maybe I even believe in it.
"Go to Hell at Quirky Gao Miao Temple in Zhongwei, China" at The Quirky Traveller
"The Quirky Curiosities of Nederland, Colorado" at The Quirky Traveller
A brief overview of my beloved town of Ned - we are one of the quirkier places you could hope to live.
"Lessons Learned from Getting Sick Abroad" at TrekWorld
I've been in some deep pits of hell on nearly every continent, but there is always a lesson to be taken away.
"The Fleeting Glory of Semana Santa in Guatemala" at TrekWorld
Good Friday in Antigua is world-renowned for its beautiful sand carpets and city-wide parades.
"Photo Essay - Crocodile Sanctuary in Ixtapa, Meixco" at OverYonderLust
A humble wildlife refuge is home to thousands of crocodiles, birds and iguanas.
"Top 6 Animal Encounters in Uganda" at Holiday Nomad
Uganda has many world-class national parks with the classic iconic African wildlife, including higher primates.
"Into the Heart of Lesotho" at TrekWorld
Known as the Mountain Kingdom, Lesotho is an unlikely and undiscovered jewel in Sub-Saharan Africa.
"My Moment in the Sunshine" at Matt Gibson
An account of my completely sublime experience -- a lone trekker with mountain gorillas in Uganda
"A Tale of Kindness on Safari in South Africa" at TravelFreak
We rented a truck we dubbed El Diablo for its fiendish incompetence, but it all worked out brilliantly in the end.
"A Taste of Old Europe: Crowd-Free Adventures in Wroclaw, Poland" at GloboTreks
Wroclaw is one of my very favorite European cities with so much to offer in architecture and culture.
"A Wild Escape: Off-Road Safari at Kruger National Park" at HostelBookers
Unknown to many tourists, a series of 4WD-only trails runs through Kruger offering a very unique experience.
"Fishing For Friendship" at Planet D
A turning point in my life at which I dove headlong into the world at large, eager for global friendship.
contributing thoughts about arriving at Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, at Machu Picchu (see SKJ Travel at the bottom) at Holiday Nomad
"Keepers of the Wild Animal Rescue Sanctuary in Kingman, Arizona" at Dave's Travel Corner
A round-up of what you'll find at this sanctuary primarily for big cats rescued from the entertainment industry but with many other friendly critters.
"Shara's Unforgettable Experience: Mountains Gorillas in Uganda" at Travel - Moments in Time
That pretty much says it all: mountain gorillas are unforgettable when you are 20 feet away!
"Monkey Mania: Cheeky Vervet Monkeys in Uganda" at Monkeys and Mountains
A micro essay on these incomparable primates, little mirrors of ourselves.
"Sauntering to the Outskirts of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala" at Family Trek
Getting off the beaten track in a quaint town on the shores of Lake Atitlan.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites at UNESCO Geek
Italy: Villa D'Este - garden villa with over 500 water features
China: Yungang Grottoes - ancient Buddhist cave art
Tunisia: Dougga - excellently preserved ancient Roman city
Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable Nat'l Park - home of the endangered mountain gorilla
Music Memories at journeytom
A mash-up tune is indelibly associated with my time at the UWEC in Uganda.
How do I afford to travel? you wonder. Here is my tip for financing world travel, selected as the #1 tip on Global Travel Press.
"Forbidden City - Beijing, China" at Tourist Guide Central
Touring the greatest icon of imperial China without a guidebook or map - a joy of discovery.