Why was the Battle of Guadalcanal Important?

October 5th, 2017

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I was honored to work with Visit Solomon Islands and spend two weeks meeting the people and learning the history of the area. To learn more about the Battle of Guadalcanal and World War II see my articles, videos and photos below. Thank you to SMITHSONIAN for sharing my story, “75 years after the Battle of Guadalcanal, walk … Continued

Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinations and asked them to write of their experience. Tom Robbins reported from Tanzania; Bobbie Ann Mason from New Zealand; Edward Hoagland from Yemen; Roy Blount, Jr. from the Amazon, and on. For the Galapagos I … Continued

Video: Playing on Koh Phangan After arriving in Haad Yao on Koh Phangan we had almost two days of rain. When the skies cleared we enjoyed the pristine beach. Fonto Mak Mak means Lots of Rain! We walked from Haad Yao to Haad Salad and to Mae Haad and back again. One surprise on our … Continued

Video: Suprising Surat Thani, Thailand Katun from Katun’s Guest House in Hua Hin suggested we take the train from Hua Hin to Surat Thani. We had a long journey of nearly twelve hours on the bus from Patong to Hua Hin, the week before so the train seemed like a smart choice. The train was … Continued

By Ryan Gibson Ask people what springs to mind when they think of tourist attractions in Macau and it’s likely you’ll hear one word spring up time and again – casinos! The Chinese special administrative region is one of the world’s gambling meccas. In recent years, big names such as Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts … Continued