Trips usually start with me saying the name of a country.

There are 195 countries in the world, more or less. I  usually choose countries to visit that look warm and friendly, have good pictures that show them off, and good things said about them by fellow travelers.

Sometimes friends and family give me suggestions.

Pat, who keeps flying with tech genius, suggested the Dolphin Fountain in Mazatlan, Pyramids of Egypt, all the five star restaurants of Paris, and the Great Barrier Reef. Some of his suggestions for the Dominican Republic are LaRamada, the beaches, the grave of Christopher Columbus, Altos de Chavon and Casa de Campo.

To celebrate my ninth travel ring, I bought myself a brand new Dominican Republic guide book full of places to see, foods to sample, music to tap my foot too, places to hang my hat.

Once I have found a place to go, buying plane tickets and lining up places to stay come next.

There are at least 195 perfect countries on this planet to see, thousands of cool places to explore and friendly hospitable people to meet.

Scott is ready to ramble.


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