The best souvenir from a truly special vacation: an amazing story, and one that nobody else can tell. And I’ve spent my life telling memorable travel stories.
Researching articles for some of the world’s biggest publications, I’ve trotted the globe, to 145 countries on all seven continents, plus all the U.S. states (and DC), all the provinces and territories in Canada, all the states in Australia. Three trips to Antarctica, 35 cruises, and some three-dozen safaris. And much more.
I’ve slaked my thirst with fermented camel’s milk in Mongolia while searching for dinosaur eggs at the Flaming Cliffs. I have hung from the razor’s-edge of Victoria Falls, at the Devil’s Pool in Zambia. I’ve walked with wild lions in Botswana and polar bears in the Canadian Arctic.