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In the Hall of the Tiger King

It all started with a last minute party invitation. My friend Deb was hosting a Tiger King themed get-together for her birthday party. The reality show was at the height of its popularity and party goers were asked to dress like a character from the show. Hmmmm…..what to wear? Years of being a performer has filled my closet with animal print shirts and jackets...

Glamping in Florida

You’ve probably heard that 2020 is the year of the “road trip”. With social distancing rules and countless businesses closed,vacationing has become seemingly impossible.Travel has certainly become more difficult and there’s certainly less choices, but as we figure out how to live in the new reality, alternative travel is starting to boom. I...

My Auditions, Movie Roles, and Other Random Videos

This post is just a place holder to put various movie clips that don’t really fit my Youtube channel. If you’re looking for my travel videos, you can find them here. Otherwise, here’s some random stuff that I’ve done over the last few years. I had a small part in the VH-1 Movie- Hammer-“Too Legit Too Quit”. I loved being part of a...

A Day in Lagos ,Nigeria

Nigeria might not be the first place on your list of travel destinations, but there’s great art, warm people and you can still find natural wonders just outside the cities. Follow the Traveling Wizard (Bill Wiatrak) as we explore a few places and sample some Nigerian food.

Thomasville Georgia

A Trip Back in Time When I was invited to speak in Thomasville, Georgia, I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure exactly where it was. I remembered a vague reference from Cars 3 and I thought I’d seen some photos in a Georgia brochure, maybe. The traveler’s conference was going to take place at a historical plantation called South Eden and the weekend...

How to get to Papua new guinea

Going “Dutch” on Holland America Unspoiled Beaches in Papua New Guinea Photo: Bill Wiatrak Papua New Guinea is one of the most remote islands on the planet and has often been described as “the last frontier” by travel aficionados. The first time I saw photos of this exotic country, I was instantly intrigued. It appeared to be a country untouched by tourism and time...

Bermuda- An Atlantic Paradise

You’ve seen the shorts, heard mystical stories about the triangle, but maybe you’ve still gotten Bermuda confused with Barbuda, Bahamas or Barbados. It happens. Unlike the other islands that start with a “B”, the oldest British colony in the world isn’t in the Caribbean. It’s in the North Atlantic a short flight from New York and it’s a very unique place worth...

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...