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Travel Photo Roulette #102: Landscapes

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The current round of Travel Photo Roulette is hosted by Next Stop Who Knows. They have chosen the theme of "Landscapes." I find this an excellent theme and have a hard time deciding which one to choose. With so many beautiful places in the world it was really quite hard to choose just one photo, but nothing beats the raw beauty of mountains. One of my most memorable hikes was through Monte Fitz Roy in the Argentina. Absolutely breathtaking!

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Tanzanian Visa

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My Tanzanian Visa As part of the process of traveling to almost any African nation one must apply for a visa. A visa is generally a stamp or sticker that is placed into your passport which grants you authority to enter a specific country, for a specific period of time. Many countries allow you to get a visa on arrival, as does Tanzania. However, I will be arriving from Kenya and really don't know what to expect at the border in regards to getting a visa on arrival. I've been told it's relatively seamless, but why take chance. The Tanzania…

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Travel Photo Roulette 92: Wow

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This round of photo roulette is hosted by Greg over at adventures of a goodman. His chosen theme is: Wow. For my submission I am choosing one from London. While taking a shot of Big Ben at night a double-decker bus came shooting through my exposure leaving behind some gorgeous light trails. This was my first attempt at doing light trails and I'm extremely impressed with the effect and the shot.

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2015 Flights Purchased: Tanzania

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The great debacle continues over the use of frequent flyer miles. I finally made the decision that this was the year that I was going to go to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. I had decided a long time ago that I was going to use miles. So when the first came I decided it was time to look into the tickets. I looked at Delta's website and determined that I was going to need about 140,000 miles for the roundtrip ticket in Business Class. Knowing that this is rarely going to happen I set off on my adventure of…

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2014: A Travel Year in Review

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2014 has turned out to be my biggest year of flying to date, with 28 flight segments running over 39,921 miles. First up was Peru. Although I had been to Peru once before (in 2002), when United & Delta were having price wars out of each others hubs for about $400 from MSP, it was a deal too good to pass up. Of course, when I found the deal of upgrading to Business for about $500, that too was a deal I couldn't pass up. I spent the majority of the time in and around Cusco, the ancient capital of…

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Travel Photo Roulette #91: Inspire

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Adam and Hannah over at Getting Stamped are hosting the latest round of the Travel Photo Roulette game. For the 91st round they have chosen "Inspire" as the theme. For this they state Show me your best shot of a place in the world that you love. Put me there through your picture. It could be a massive landscape, a beautiful beach, unique wildlife, or anything that would make someone run to the computer and book tickets to a destination. For my entry I have chosen this photo from Burma. One of the most surreal experiences…

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Travel Photo Roulette #85: Hiking

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It's been a while since I contributed to the Travel Photo Roulette. Travel with Kevin and Ruth are hosting this round and their chosen theme: Hiking. When I go hiking I tend to go it alone so there are few pictures in my database that contain people, which, as most of the photos I've seen for this topic contain a human figure. However, hiking can be more than a long walk. Here we can see a couple of people hiking to the top of Dune 45, located in Sousessvlei, Namibia. A beautiful place where the colors are in constant flux.

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Mt. Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa

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Updates: 10-May-2015: I had plans to update this regularly during the course of the planning, but that has clearly not happened. The most recent updates really only include picking up some additional items on my lists below. I really need to get my new hiking boots soon so that I can start breaking them in. The last thing I want is to wait too long or else I will have another Patagonia fiasco. Now that spring is among us again I have started running outside and have been just doing some general weight lifting to improve my body strength a…

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