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Name: Mark
Location: Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Join Date: June 2, 2006
Contributions: travelman727 has written about 260 places, shared 8,098 photos, left 34,036 comments, and smiled 39,142 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
dream destination
We need to put together a TravBuddy cruise to Antarctica :-D
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English (fluent), Spanish (I can get by), French & Italian (I speak enough to get into trouble), Mandarin Chinese (my pronunciation can cause an international incident :-)
Books you might find in my backpack
Music you might find me listening to while waiting for my plane
Most Memorable Travel Experience
EVERY adventure is a fantastic opportunity to foster friendships and experience new cultures, ideas & scenery :-D
Thanks to tremendous help from several pals, I had a blast attending 5 August/September 2011 TB shindigs in Paris, France; Faro, Portugal; Liverpool, UK as well as Jerusalem & Tel Aviv, Israel.

I hope to continue sharing myself & my passion for globetrotting with fun-loving, upbeat people who have "joie de vivre."

Born in Waterloo, Iowa, I'm a happy wanderer who lives in both Overland Park & Wichita, Kansas with Dorothy, Toto & tornados (The Wizard of Oz). I assist a Kansas City area church in worship music, young adults & missions. I'm also a former professional musician & often travel with my acoustic guitar.

The Firesign Theatre had an album title that sums up my philosophy: "I think we are all bozos on this bus." Growing older, I realize: 1. Life is short 2. Each of us is a bozo on this bus called life 3. Do something worthwhile & enjoy the ride!

4 of my profile pics are from TravBuddy meetups. The one as a leprechaun with Dalmia is from our 2009 KC St. Patrick's Day Party. The others are with Joan (scubagirl76), Gina (ginatxs) & Felicia (felicialouise) in San Antonio, Texas - Dec. 2008; Lili (Lilliana77) & Yadi (yadilitta) in Lima, Peru - Sep. 2008 & Ruby (2win) & Devi (Devika1985) from the 1st Amsterdam blowout - Jan. 2008.

There's also a photo with Idaly, my Bogot√° buddy, taken on Colombia's Rosario Islands.

I wish you many memorable adventures exploring our gorgeous globe & success in everything you do! As the Irish say, "May the road rise to meet you & may the wind be always at your back."

I once read that "being friends is a great place to start a relationship." I'd love the opportunity to get to know you, discover your travel interests & make a friend :-D
FurkanS says:
Hi Mark, have a nice week! I hope you can see my friedn request :)
Posted on: Jul 03, 2016
brishanalynn says:
Hello! :)

I am reaching out to folks on Travbuddy to help me continue fulfilling my dream to travel the world by contributing to my upcoming trip to Italy! I've created a Plumfund account and any amount would be greatly appreciated!

Posted on: Jan 13, 2016
fransglobal says:
Happy birthday, Mark! Strawberry Fields Forever!
Posted on: Jul 28, 2015
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travelman727's Travel Blogs

Jan 01, 2012
Random photos from my life, adventures around our big, beautiful world not covered in my other travel blogs, some of my favorit…
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This blog was featured on Thursday October 19th, 2006
Paris, France TravBuddy Meetup - August 2011
Aug 23, 2011 – Aug 25, 2011
Paris, France -› -› …
First stop of 5-city, 4-country, 2-continent TravBuddy tour. Explored the City of Light for 2 days with 15 terrific TB pals.
Overview 8,491 words 165 43 186
Dec 27, 2007 – Jun 25, 2011
KC TravBuddy fun. 6/11-Lola (itslola), Jo (jo2travel) & I enjoy KC Royals & Waldo Crawldo. 5/10-Lola & I welcome Roger (X_Drive…
Overview 19,380 words 448 107 462
This blog was featured on Tuesday July 26th, 2011
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travelman727's Travel Reviews

Free! "Sights & Attractions" in World
MARK'S NIFTY NINE LISTS Everybody on TravBuddy is a travel expert; just ask any of us :-) …
This review was featured on Thursday October 19th, 2006
Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Munich, Germany
OKTOBERFEST Oktoberfest is Munich's world-famous people fair that is held for 16-18 days fr…
Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Marrakech, Morocco
JARDIN MAJORELLE (Majorelle Garden) There are other great TravBuddy reviews of Majorelle Ga…
This review was featured on Thursday February 10th, 2011