Home Coming

The last time I left South Africa, I had planned to return 19 days later. Then Covid-19 happened. 19 days turned into 233 days. I feel silly because that is only about 7.5 months & I know that people have been away from home for longer, but it was the longest I was away for.... Continue Reading →

A 10,000 Thank You

DanVenture Travels recently passed 10,000 followers & I would like to say thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read this post & any other posts you have read. There’s almost a vulnerability that comes with publishing your work on a public platform & having people recognize that work builds confidence. Thank you... Continue Reading →

Aviation Myths & Misconceptions

When the time came for me to leave high school & further my education, I chose to go into aviation – more specifically, the field of avionics. Avionics is defined as electronics as applied to aviation. What does the mean? It means I spent years in classrooms listening to old people speak, I read a... Continue Reading →

731

Today marks exactly 2 years since I arrived in Doha, Qatar. 731 days have passed since I got off that airplane & the heat whacked me in the face. I think back at how nervous I was & I don't believe that was misplaced. I had never been here before, I didn't know anyone, I... Continue Reading →

Money Talks

In the previous post, we discussed the practice of tipping while you travel. Keeping with the money theme, I decided to share pictures of currencies that I have used & find unusual, interesting or fun to look at. Starting with a note which few people have seen & probably the rarest currency I've used. Djiboutian... Continue Reading →

Tipping While Traveling

Picture this: you’re on vacation to a place you’ve never been before. You have authentic food at a restaurant & you settle the bill. Do you leave money for the server? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines tip as “to give a gratuity to” & the word gratuity as “something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for... Continue Reading →

Solo Travel Stigma

Depending on who you ask & where they come from, you will get a difference of opinion on whether or not there is a stigma attached to traveling on your own. While we live in a time when we are largely free to live our lives as we please, we are not free from thoughts... Continue Reading →

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