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Golden Day in the Emirates

Dubai has a tropical desert climate and the weather gets insanely hot! With summer temperatures reaching an average 106 degrees, it would be easy enough to  just to stay indoors, lounge on the couch, and remain completely sheltered from the sun… easy enough, only… you’re in Dubai! You’re in an Arabian paradise, the crown jewel of the […]

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A Leatherneck with a Saxophone Takes to the Pacific

In Big John’s Adventure’s in Travel, I thoroughly enjoy paying tribute to the brave men and women of our armed forces.  On this page we will take a historical journey, traveling back to a time when the entire world was engulfed in war.  On this journey you will meet a patriotic young man with a love for country and a […]

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Diary of a Higgins Boat Sailor in the Pacific

When one thinks of travel and adventure, a pleasant and well-planned vacation most often comes to mind. There are times, however, when a person is thrown into the midst of an epic adventure that becomes both unpleasant and entirely unpredictable. When speaking of these journeys, there are none more honorable than those enterprises of selfless service where life […]

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Scrumptious Confections from Around the Globe

One of the most exciting aspects about international travel can be the simple joy of sampling new desserts.  If you’re a globetrotter with a sweet tooth, you know I’m speaking your language. In the following article I’ve compiled an assorted list of scrumptious confections from around the world.  If you’re  currently not traveling, no need to feel […]

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Adventurous Places Asia

Dubai is a Desert Oasis in a Digital Age

Out of all the Emirates in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the most famous. This free-trade, technological city literally sprang up out of the desert in just a few short decades. Dubai is a desert oasis in a digital age. Now the sprawling metropolis is a world-class travel destination and it was my home away from  home for the […]