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Travel Update: March 2015

It’s going to get crazy around here starting next week. As much as I will try to keep updating Club Josh every day, my March travel arrangements probably will result in some gaps.

Daily readers of the site know that I usually go a few days and then retro-post when I can to catch up on my Blog a Day. This month I will be traveling to Florida and the Far East which will probably result in a longer delay than usual. I hope to make it up in some great photos and of course some Trip Diaries!

Because my Far East trip is for business, it will be similar to Puerto Rico in 2009 where there were a lot of “Working today, having dinner, and heading to bed” entries followed by a couple nice long ones for the days I get off. The good news is that research has shown that Club Josh is accessible where I am going so that is a big plus!

I won’t say much more, but you might want to follow me on Sina Weibo! (ClubJosh of course!)

The Gorn meets Phil Keoghan

The Gorn meets Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race

The Gorn meets Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race


Yesterday, Daniel and I traveled to San Diego to meet the host of TV’s The Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan. He was speaking at the Travel and Adventure show at the San Diego Convention Center. We found out about his engagement via his twitter account, and as soon as we knew he was going to be there, we booked a trip on the train.

Riding the train is always fun with the only drawbacks being you have to put up with the other people on the train. One thing I like about driving is you only have to deal with your people in the car. The show itself was pretty small compared to previous ones we have attended at the LA Convention Center, but it as only their second year in San Diego, so I’m thinking it will grow in the future.

The highlight for us was certainly listening to Phil give his talk and we managed to get seats in the second row. For the autographs, they ran out of books so I had Phil sign my bag before taking a photo with the Gorn. Daniel lucked out and managed to get an autographed photo and bonded with Phil. A great day trip! The only drawback was the long wait for our train back to Anaheim, but with web surfing and people watching, the time passed quickly.

I’ve posted the photo to the Celebrity section of the Gorn Page where you can see all the other celebs that the Gorn has met!

Europe 2014 is here!

I’ve actually posted the first pass of my travel diary for Europe 2014 in the Trip Diaries section of the site. I’ve actually removed the two entries I had here in the main blog since it was a duplicate of what I’ve placed there. Normally, I just leave the duplication, but since each day I was able to post a photo, I’m OK with no diaries here. Hopefully it will get more of you to check that section out!

Here is the Europe 2014 Trip Diary!

The next step is to actually drop some highlight photos and figure out how to add some galleries so I can post a small portion of the 600 photos I took on the trip. I also need to add the maps to the main archive page of the trip, but then again I still need to do that for every trip from 2000-2014. But hey it’s a start.

Any grammar and typo corrections are welcome..

Coming Soon-ish

The Gorn at Ponta de Sao Lourenco - Madeira, Portugal

The Gorn at Ponta de Sao Lourenco – Madeira, Portugal

I’m still working on processing a massive Gorn Photo update from my recent trips. Until I get the over 100 photos from the last 5 trips, please enjoy the photo above from Madeira, Portugal. This was New Year’s Day, and one of my absolutely favorite days from the trip.

Hopefully, I will have time to edit and post these photos, as well as finish the last two days of my trip diary before too long!