Edinburgh – Athens of the North

Edinburgh is one of the most eclectic capital cities of Europe, and one of my personal favorites.  As the capital of Scotland for nearly six hundred years, Edinburgh has a vibrant historic district. But, the city has kept up with the times leaving it a beautiful mix of new and old. The city has undergone many…

A Traveler’s Checklist For Going Abroad

1. Update Travel Documents. Make sure you have a valid passport if you want to travel overseas.  Most foreign countries require a valid passport to enter and leave. Some countries may allow you to enter with only a birth certificate, or with a birth certificate and a driver’s license, but all persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by…

My Personal Bucket List

Having been to nearly 40 countries, I still have a great deal more to explore.  I like to travel in depth, getting to know a place or region well before moving on.  Europe, the Caribbean, and the U.S. have been explored extensively and now I am setting my sights to the other major destinations around the world.…

The Story of Travelin Jack

Welcome to my personal blog page! I wanted a place to document my journey and highlight history, people, and culture as it relates to travel. Here you will find inspired travel content from all over the world with destination inspiration, travel tips, latest news and more.