February 19, 2017

Planned Travel

Things are falling into place very nicely... here's the plan.... so far

Cycle Southern Tier
3/24/17 to 5/15/17 - 52 days

Eastern Europe – 23 countries
5/19/17 to 8/3/17 – 77 days

Greece Sailing
8/5/17 to 8/12/17 – 8 days

8/13/17 to 8/19/17  - 6 days

Silk Road – 8 countries
8/20/17 to 9/15/17 – 25 days

Sri Lanka – Whales and Dolphins
9/16/17 to 9/23/17 – 7 days

Sri Lanka Land Tour
9/23/17 to 10/8/17 – 14 days

10/8/17 to 10/18/17 – 10 Days

10/19/17 to 10/27/17 – 7 Days

Middle East
10/27/17 to 12/11/17  - 45 Days
I’m still planning. I’d like to spend sometime UAE and Oman (hiking, sightseeing, and diving) then quick trips to Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar. Two other possibilities would be Cyprus and Malta (but not sure).  I might even fly back to the U.S. for a week, before the Africa trip begins.  

Africa – 250 days – 27 countries
12/11/17   to 8/18/18

From 8/19/18 to 1/15/19 – 150 Days

Visit Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius (still planning)
Visit Myanmar and Vietnam (still planning)
Visit South Pacific - Scuba Diving (still planning)

1/15/19 to 2/1/19 – 14 Days

New Zealand

Return to U.S. 2/1/19

February 11, 2017

Washington, DC

National Museum of African-American History and Culture 



Hot and Cold Pisco Sour
Shiso Pillow
Hibiscus Crackling
Pizza Margarita
Bilini and Osetra Caviar
Uni Ceviche a la Indiana Jones
Pumpkin Tart

Potato Gnocchi and Iberico

Unagi Carbonara
Blowfish and Lemon Yolks

Snail Caviar: Fast and Slow

Squab Salmis and Black Winter Truffle
Leg of Squab
Winter Slushie

11- Year Old Steer with Cabbage and Truffle 

Gorgonzola Dolce
Mojito Supreme

Fried Donutnut
Crissant Horn
Dragon’s Breath

Key Lime Pie Bon Bon
Liquid Bourbon Peanut 
Quinoa Puff

Golden Egg

December 09, 2016

If and When I Get Laid Off

Cycling the Southern Tier from San Diego to Jacksonville FL

Overland Ultimate Eastern Europe from Estonia to Greece

More Overland from Mongolia to Armenia. Some of it on my own without a group, but the rest with a group along the Silk Route Between Tbilis and Bishkek

Then Sri Lanka, but overland and scuba diving, then a bunch of the middle east "oil states"  UEA, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain.

Then off to then entire (well almost) continent of Africa - Trans Africa - from Morocco to South Africa to Egypt. 

Then off to South East Asia - Overlanding in Myanmar and Cycling in Vietnam.  Perhaps some Scuba Diving in the South Pacific (although still to be determined). 

Then finally New Zealand... 

November 25, 2016