Australia – While living in Australia, I visited much of the country by way of the Great Australian Pub Crawl Guide, which provides a veritable travel guide of major metro areas as well as some VERY, VERY Outback locations. Two years and approximately 140 pubs later, “THE GUIDE” was completed, but not fully remembered. 😉
New Zealand – Two separate trips have allowed me to consider this my favorite country with an immense and diverse selection of sites, sounds and adventures. I spent virtually all my time on the South Island and felt I missed way too much so I’ll need to revisit.
Europe – Most of western Europe on several occasions (actually one trip was with fellow board member Eric Scroggin just after graduation, and the other was with Bryan Griggs in 1992 when our many stops included a visit with my brother and his wife, who were living in Prague, as well as a stop in Paris to visit yet another board member, John Sneider, who kept us out a little too late). Again, too much to see so I need to get back soon.
England/Ireland – Lots of fun here, beautiful countryside, friendly folks, amazing historical sites, and lots & lots to quench one’s thirst. Must return. Maybe there is a pub crawl trip in my future. Just make sure you watch out for all the sheep when driving on the wrong side of the road.
Thailand (Phuket & Chiang Mai) – I was lucky enough to visit prior to the tsunami and met lots of very nice folks and saw some incredible sights. Attended some Chinese New Year celebrations, which added much to the adventure.
Bahamas – Several cruises to the Bahamas, with friends and even one for “work.” We had the extra pleasure of meeting “Big Locks,” our very friendly limo driver/tour guide of the island. His catch phrase: “I didn’t go to college, but I got the knowledge, I got the brain to retain, enough to make the average man insane!!!!” said as only Big Locks could say.
Mexico – Over the years, I have visited several spots in Mexico, again, some for work, some for fun, but like Las Vegas, what happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico, right??
British Virgin Islands – Spent a week sailing, swimming, exploring, and drinking on a 47-foot catamaran in and around the beautiful BVIs along with about 150 other boats that made up the annual “Interline Regatta,” an airline industry vacation where there are no restrictions for pilots or flight attendants in the beverage department, or in any department for that matter.
The Good Ol’ US of A – I’ve had the good fortune to travel to virtually every state in this fine country, and many states several times. Peggy – the benefactor – was brave enough to venture out for three separate summers with her offspring, a list of KOAs, some camping equipment, and a roadmap. You can only imagine the adventures that were had in a 1971 Dodge van and 5 to 7 children (depending on the summer) and one driver. She is a brave lady and must really, really like travel to do such a crazy thing.