Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant 1969-1991. I now live in in a small town of 9,000 in Sallisaw Oklahoma. Being fully retired now at age 57 I look forward to doing some travel and meeting other travelers along the way. What I have learned while traveling to other countries places, respect the local people and their customs, try to speak the language even if just a few words, and enjoy the richness of what other countries have to offer. Oh, and also have fun!
February 25th 2009
The question: how do you spice the familiar has to with travel in your own back yard. I think I may have gotton spoiled being over seas so long and getting to travel around different places around the world. I know that the United States has a lot to offer, and a lot I haven't seen, but I just can't seem to get motivated to go see it. What makes the difference in international travel verses national travel, is it just a state of Mind or what? I've got to get moving! What about you! ... read more
February 5th 2009
Have you ever thought what it would be like to live in another country other than your own. For me it was one of the best experiences of my life. Of course I had no idea that that would happen to me, and I didn't do it in the usual way. It was during the Vietnam war and I had joined the United States Marine Corps at the tender age of seventeen. It would be a year and a half later when I ended up in Vietnam as an infantry squad leader with the First Marine Division. On my way to Vietnam I had to stop off on the island of Okinawa. Before joining the Marines I had never heard of the place. I learned about it the first time during basic training (Boot Camp) during ... read more
February 4th 2009
I spent 22 and 1/2 years in the military and one of the things I miss the most is the "travel!" No not every place I went was that great (Vietnam). But there wasn't any place that I went that something sooner or later didn't catch my eye. While I spent most of my time in the Pacific, I would like to see Europe and more of Asia. The thing is that life for me is getting short (Age 57 at this writing). And I realize that with good health I may have a good ten years to get myself in gear and start to do some travel. Recently came across a great travel portal that allows you to travel at low fares and even get some money back, that's unusual, but it's true. It's ... read more