This is a long over due post, but feel obliged to write it since I recapped every year’s travel since 2010. And 2014 was filled a lot of big adventures and new experiences that it couldn’t be overlooked. The majority of my travels for 2014 was spent in the south pacific where I visited Australia, New Zelaand, Fiji, and French Polynesia.
My first stop was to Australia with a stop in Seoul for two week. My cousin was there with the U.S. Army and decided to stay with him while he was there.
In Australia, I hopped around using Delta Sky Miles starting in Melbourne then onward to Sydney and to Cairns. In Cairns, I boarded a live-aboard boat and spent a few days to dive the Great Barrier Reef. After my time was up in Cairns, I flew to Alice Springs and took an overland transfer to Ayers Rock, though I was more impressed with Kata Tjuta.
After Australia I flew home to apply for a Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia tourist visas. With my visas in-hand, I flew to London to get my Mazda ready for 10,000-mile drive dubbed the Mongol Rally. This drive took a better part of my summer.
After roughing on the Mongol Rally, I decided I needed some beach time! A week in Bali was just enough to relax from the camping, the bribery, and the craziness surrounding the Mongol Rally.
I had to be in New York for a few weddings so I spent the month of Sept/Oct home before heading off to the South Pacific again. This time, I spent time in Tahiti, Fiji, and New Zealand before coming home for Christmas.
Just after Christmas, I flew down to Cape Town, South Africa to ring in the new year and continue my adventures in Africa.