Hi there and welcome!
I’m Sam- an American expat, entrepreneur, former Division I athlete and world traveler. Having spent the past seven years based in both Singapore and Dubai, I have traveled to 189 countries and am aiming to complete my quest to travel to all 193 within this calendar year.
Some unique memories from around the globe include paragliding over Queenstown, tracking white rhinos on foot in Swaziland, ringing in New Years on a party boat in Iran, running with the bulls in Pamplona, coaching North Korea’s National Hockey Team, four-wheeling across the Sahara Desert, co-founding an NGO in the Philippines, swimming with sea lions in the Galápagos, hosting a volleyball camp in Afghanistan, motorbiking through street riots in Haiti, flying in a prop plane over Mount Everest… to name a few! I was a 2017 inductee to the Travelers’ Century Club and as of August 2018 have visited all 50 US States.
Dozens of tradeoffs have allowed me to consistently prioritize travel and I couldn’t be more grateful for the perspective on the world I’ve developed through my experiences. Aside from a personal database of the highlights and lowlights, I hope to inspire and help YOU get out and shape your views.
If you have questions, comments or would just like to share why you completely disagree with one of my Top 10 lists, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d be happy to hear from you. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the stories and travel tips.
Thanks for stopping by! -Sam