Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yet again, a while

So yet again I have yet to post in a long time.  Things have been quite crazy, with the holidays, traveling and everything else that goes on.  The most recent trip I went on was to Panama back in October (see picture at the Panama Canal).  I also spent a long weekend out in the Colorado mountains back in August.  Those pictures have been on Facebook for a while, but I finally updated my Google Map so that all of my new locations have pictures attached to them.  I currently am working on planning my next "big" trip, but for now there are just a number of weekend trips to visit friends.  Hopefully some free time will come my way so I can go someplace new.  In the meantime, it probably means even more sporadic posting, but I guess I'll take what I can get.

As always, safe travels, and let me know if there's anywhere fun that  you are going!  Would love to tag along.

Safe travels,

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spain pictures

So I finally made it back from my trip to Spain with my friends Jenny, Jesse and Levi.  We had a blast getting to see so much of the country!  I've got pictures posted on my Facebook page, so make sure to check those out!

In the meantime, I'll mostly just be getting ready for football season.  To tide me over I'll be going to Savannah and Colorado (hopefully they'll put out those fires in the next 5 weeks...), both of which I am greatly looking forward to.  Although I'd be lying if I said I'm not a little pre-occupied with all these Clemson to the Big 12 rumors.  For my own selfish reasons, I'm all for the Big 12 means more new places for me to visit. :)

But we'll see how that all shakes out.  In the meantime, hope all is well out there!  Let me know if you have any plans to go somewhere fun and new and want to bring me along like my friends did in taking me to Spain!

Safe travels,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bahamas, Spain, Panama!

So many new places I've been to and will be going to in the near future! I'd write in great detail, but unfortunately I don't update that often and I doubt anyone reads this anyway so I'll just get to the highlights. Back in April I went on a cruise to The Bahamas for a friend's wedding, and it was a blast! If you ever have the chance to go on a cruise with a large group of friends, I highly highly recommend it. One of the more fun times I've had on a vacation, that's for sure! At least it beat being thrown in the trash in Germany or having my ass fall out in Chicago (and Ethiopia). I'll also be traveling to Spain next week with my friends Jesse and Jenny. They're going over there to see our friend Shannon who is living in Spain, and they are being so kind as to take me along for the ride. In mid October I'm off to Charleston for a wedding then immediately hopping a plane to Panama for my honeymoon. Me and the Mrs. will be taking in the Panama Canal and Panama City, which should be a blast. We really can't wait. I always promise to update this more often, but life just gets so hectic (and I run out of places to visit) that I don't get the chance as much. But I promise I won't go away! This might even make a good add to your RSS feed...if you're reading this at all. Anyways, as always, safe travels! ~G4

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I guess I should give up the idea that I'll be updating more frequently - lots of things going on right now, so updating has kind of fallen by the wayside. 2012 should remain very busy (with some fun trips, though) so I probably won't be able to put any focus onto this until 2013ish, but I'll still try to keep things as up to date as possible.

I've recently had pictures tagged of me on Facebook in Iceland, Sweden, Virginia, Michigan and North Carolina, so check those out. Hopefully in the coming months I'll have updates now that I've relocated to North Carolina...time shall tell.

But I'm still open to traveling with any new/old friends that would have me. If you're going anywhere fun and want company, you know the gnome to call!

Safe travels!


Friday, November 4, 2011

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No posts since June, wtf

Wow life has gotten more busy than I realized. I still owe pictures from Canada, Iceland, Sweden and a few domestic locations. It's on the to-do list.

But in order to get me posting on here more regularly, and in direct response to Google removing the "sharing" option on Reader, this blog will now also serve as a (close to) daily link dump for those who follow me. Since apparently I normally have a treasure trove of shared items every day that now are going unshared thanks to the new Google Reader.

So in short, more posts coming in the future and I'll make sure more of them contain stories about my adventures. Keep me posted on any trips you might be going on, as I'm always looking for some place new to see. :)

As always, save travels.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Michigan and future trips

I'm getting more sporadic with my posting - perhaps because I've explored almost everywhere there is within a short distance of home. I just need to get out more...

...which I will be! Two weeks ago I spent a week in the Detroit area. I will be going back there again later in July. The week prior to that, I'll be spending a week in Vancouver. It is a city I have never been to, and one that has always been on my "to-do" list, so to say I am excited is an understatement. The week after my trip to Detroit I will be going to San Jose, California. Keep in mind that all of these trips will be paid for courtesy of work, and free travel is of course the best kind. Once all that travel is done, there won't be much time to spare before my big trip to Iceland/Sweden towards the end of August. So much to get prepared for in the next 8 weeks!

I'll try to keep the updates coming as I get to travel to new places - as always, safe travels!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Trip to the beach

I'm getting really bad at updating, but I suppose the more you travel the fewer new places there are to go. I need to start expanding my horizons!

But this past weekend I went on a short-notice trip to Savannah and Tybee Island, right here in Georgia. Having never been to either city, it really was an exciting trip. Savannah reminded me a lot of Charleston, SC - only if Charleston was smaller and not nearly as cramped in the downtown area (although Charleston does beat it out in terms of things to do and history). I even got a chance to stop by the Moon River Brewing Company. The food was great, although the beer was average.

If you're ever in town, two "musts" are Zunzi's (a great hole-in-the-wall place for lunch that apparently is loved by everyone in town) and The Distillery, the only craft beer bar in the city. When you stop by The Distillery, make sure that you save room for dessert and order their deep-fried moon pie. It is truly exquisite.

Tybee Island was also a blast - we got to go up to the top of the lighthouse on the north side of the island, and had an awesome calzone at Lighthouse Pizza (wonder where they got their name...). The beaches weren't all that crowded and were gorgeous - we even saw a pod of dolphins swimming just off of the shore!

All in all, it was a very pleasant trip. Hopefully I'll have more weekend trips like that in the near future - but in the meantime, I'm busy planning my first trip to Europe. Can't wait!

As always, safe travels - and let me know if you need any companionship for a trip you are taking!


Friday, March 4, 2011


Yet again, long time no type! But for a change, I come with big news - this coming August, I'll be making my first trip to Europe! I'll be spending a full day in Iceland, followed by a full week in Sweden. As of now the plan is to just hang out in Stockholm, although I'm sure we'll venture outside of the city at some point. I am very excited for the trip - it will be my first venture abroad in quite some time.

In other news, I got back from Columbus, Ohio. I got to walk around campus and take in everything at Ohio State (even the sign honoring Woody Hayes...booooo), which was quite something. I could have done without the bitter cold, but you can't have everything!

I've posted pictures from my Ohio trip on Facebook - make sure to check them out!

As always, safe travels - and let me know if you have any expeditions you'd like any company on!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Quick trip to Ohio

I'm still waiting to get done loading my pictures from my road trip to Maine/Canada, but I just made plans today to travel to Columbus, Ohio for a day. I'll be briefly taking in THE Ohio State University, and hopefully snapping a few pictures along the way. I'll also try to be better about updating more regularly...just been so busy recently!

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!