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Welcome to my Travel Blog

My full-time job as a College Professor allows me to travel more than the average person with summers and winters out of school. The summers of 2012 and 2013 were the first time I took full advantage of this, traveling to 10 European countries in 2012 and the western United States in 2013. Since then I have now traveled to over 30 different countries in Central America, South America, and Europe. I traveled alone mostly staying with friends, in hostels, and airbnb homes. I am now an avid airbnb host myself www.cajunhostel.com mostly as a result of my western U.S. trip. Many of my facebook friends “followed me” as I made random posts throughout my travels which is one of things that encouraged me to start this blog. The bulk of my blog for now will contain photographs, stories, recommendations, etc. from these trips, that is until I embark on my next adventure. I hope you enjoy my blog!

It has been several months since my last post, sometime mid-summer after leaving Malaysia and traveling to Thailand and Laos. Since that time of course many things have happened in life and in the world. While taking a short break in Austin, Texas immediately after returning from my trip to Asia I was unable…(Read More)

Pulau Penang, Malaysia –  My last stop in Malaysia before heading north to Thailand was Penang. Pulau means island, which Penang most definitely is, but unlike many islands in the world, Penang is known for its city life more that sand, surf, and sun. Georgetown is like the downtown of Penang where most of the…(Read More)

  Nothing special to talk about here other than remind you to sign up for my travel seminar http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2570810 and that the gallery of pictures below is how I feel after reading too many facebook posts about American politics. I’ll be posting about my last stop in Malaysia, which…(Read More)

Tanah Rata, Malaysia – First off I want to apologize for the number of pictures on this post. I took well over 200 pictures in just a few days. I tried to filter out as many as I could and here is what is left in the gallery you see below. If you ever find…(Read More)

Travel Hacking 101


This one night interactive session is designed to introduce participants to both U.S. and international travel. Dr. Toby Dore’, a UL Professor, has traveled to over 40 countries in 4 continents and extensively throughout the US over the past 4 years. He will share his pictures and videos from his adventures, experiences on how…(Read More)

Overcoming Fears


Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia – After a terrible experience with my open water scuba certification in Honduras a few years back,  I swore I would never dive again. I won’t get into the details but two bad surfing experiences (almost drowning in both) already had me nervous.  Jumping into the ocean 50 pounds of metal…(Read More)

Redang Island


Pulau Redang, Malaysia – Traveling to Redang was definitely not in any of my original plans. In fact, I could not even find it in my Lonely Planet guide. The famous Perhentian Islands are not far away and when looking up places to stay on booking.com, Redang popped up. It was close by so I…(Read More)

Batu Caves, Malaysia – A crisp, rainy summer evening at the fall of dusk was the perfect time to visit the Batu Caves of Malaysia. It was also the middle of Ramadan so the place was very active as well. The featured picture I chose was one of my favorite pictures I have taken so far…(Read More)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, also affectionately known as “KL”  is the national capital and most populated city in Malaysia. They also have 30 minute walk in foot massages for about $7.50 U.S. dollars. Win! Being my first time in Asia and only having Singapore to compare it to I was pretty excited…(Read More)

Once again, I’ve taken a break from my blog to focus on my travels here in southeast Asia. I’ve just made it to Thailand and finally found some dependable and fast wifi again. This will be my last post about Singapore and I’ll soon hopefully catch up with Malaysia. Malaysia was amazing…(Read More)