Author - Bill Wiatrak

Utah-opia! Exploring Utah’s National Parks

There’s few places in the world that rival Utah’s natural beauty. Copper-colored sandstone arches, jaw-dropping gorges and dramatic geological wonders make up a good portion of the lower half of the state. At the moment, I’m visiting my fifth and final park in The Beehive State”. “Wow” is really the best way I can describe these natural wonders. Each vast preserve...

Ghana- Gateway to West Africa

Ghana is often referred to as Africa for beginners because of its friendly people, unique experiences and culture. It also one of the safest destinations on the continent. Sandwiched between Cote d’ Ivoire and Togo, it’s easily accessible from the USA often with a stopover in Brussels. I just returned from an awesome trip around this amazing country. Here’s a...

Fetish market skulls

Visiting the Birthplace of Voodoo

The spiky wooden dolls that had been blessed with my name stood facing me on a dusty animal skin. I had been handed a smooth ebony nut, a tiny cloth bag on a necklace and an oddly shaped wooden talisman that I had been instructed to whisper into. The shaman and the guide were talking in an unintelligible language as they pushed the tortoise shells towards us. “Place...

Experiencing Los Angeles More Easel-y

When one thinks about traveling to LA, Hollywood is often the first thing that comes to mind. The name “Leonardo”, is more likely to conjure up images of “DiCaprio” rather than “da Vinci”. Surprisingly enough, Los Angeles has a thriving art scene that often gets overshadowed by other attractions, but if you take the time to visit some of it’s top museums, you’re...

Six Great Travel Lessons

Most experienced travelers have made mistakes that have taught them valuable lessons of what to never do again. Traveling in an unfamiliar place and having your guard down can always be a little risky. A seasoned traveler knows that “when life throws you lemons, make margaritas”. Drawing from past experiences can teach us how to travel better in the...

Awesome Things to do in Japan

Japan. It’s a mystical country unlike any other destination in Asia. With a sense of style that far surpasses its neighbors, exotic foods, and an island chain that extends almost 2,000 miles, Japan is full of surprises. It could take a lifetime to discover all this wondrous country has to offer, so where do you go on your first visit? Here’s my list of awesome things...