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Name: Jim
Hometown: Florida, USA
Location: Arizona, USA
Join Date: January 26, 2017
Contributions: BASAIC has written about 853 places, shared 3,011 photos, left 962 comments, and smiled 1,378 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
dream destination
So much a part of our history, I need to explore it more thoroughly.
Weiser, Idaho, USA
dream destination
I went here, liked the town, and had a great visit with my niece, her husband, and their five kids. Will no doubt return someday.
Michigan, USA
dream destination
If I get my heart surgery done in time, I will drive along the eastern shore of Michigan into the UP, this summer. Had the heart surgery in July but this trip is still postponed until 2018.
» see all 5 future travel and dream destinations
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, basic German, Italian and Korean. Greetings in several more.
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Travels in 2017:
(Planned) December 2017: Back east to spend the holidays with family.
October: Charlie's Trip in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
August - October: A Drive Through the West seeing Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.
July- August: Arizona and New Mexico.
May-June: A Drive Through Texas which included some in Arizona and New Mexico.
November 2016 - January 2017: My usual holiday trip through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida and back.
January - December: Various day trips, up to a week trip, to various parts of Arizona.

Helping the park ranger take down the flag at Petrified Forest National Park at dusk.

Experiencing a Dine Sweat.

Joining a Rock Band in a smoky cabaret in Munich to play sax for a few songs and getting a tall beautiful groupie named Heidi.

Drinking in a bar in Nyhavn in Copenhagen with Merchant Marines from about a dozen countries.

Walking by the Palace of Westminster in London as "Big Ben" sounded Noon, and later that day again as it sounded midnight.

Seeing Berlin before the wall fell and again after.

Filling sand bags to help some locals prep for a coming typhoon in South Korea (was even on TV).

Running with the bulls.
My Travel Blog "Charlie's Trip" gives a good example of how I would travel guide anyone taking a road trip with me. I can adapt the trip to your interests and needs. I have traveled pretty extensively all through the United States, especially the west.

I like to hit the back roads and see the small towns. One of my biggest goals here on TB, as it was on VT, is to bring you the small out of the way places you may have never heard of.

On VT I worked my way up to #10 and #310 on the travel blogs. I had posted over 10,000 reviews (third most on VT) and over 30,000 photos. I had posted near the top number of hotel reviews. I won the second annual "Most Unique Pages" award (interestingly enough the first award also went to a guy from Arizona). I won the hotel reviewer of the year awards twice, the American Aficionado Award once (most tips written on the US that year), the first (and only) Pioneer Award (for writing up over 1500 locations for the first time), when they decided to pick a Photo of the Week mine was the first one chosen, when they had a contest to state why we traveled and put it on a photo, mine was the first one chosen.

Strong believer in the saying "no day is wasted when you learn something".
kmig says:
Nice. What were you there for?
Posted on: Mar 26, 2018
vulindlela says:
Congrats on your new award!
Posted on: Mar 24, 2018
ulis says:
Posted on: Mar 22, 2018
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BASAIC's Travel Blogs

Dec 04, 2017 – Feb 05, 2018
I frequently drive to Florida and Georgia to spend the Christmas and New Years holidays with my sisters and their grandkids. C…
Overview 18,604 words 325 17 68
This blog was featured on Friday January 5th, 2018
Oct 23, 2017 – Oct 28, 2017
Charlie and I have been good friends for almost 20 years; we bonded over a mutual love of books and movies. We had gone hiking…
Overview 7,730 words 292 31 148
This blog was featured on Saturday November 11th, 2017
Aug 14, 2017 – Oct 08, 2017
I took about a two month drive through Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, back into Utah, into Nevada then back to Arizo…
Overview 10,915 words 432 89 363
This blog was featured on Friday October 13th, 2017
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BASAIC's Travel Reviews

Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA
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Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Alice, Texas, USA
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