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4 Ways to Travel with a Mobile Phone If you want to travel to outside your own country you are probably going to want to keep in touch with someone. Maybe you want the convenience of calling for confirmation of bookings, or maybe you want to call home. If you are on a trip with […]

Episode 8 – The Oktoberfest in ...

Oktoberfest Cookies

Hello and welcome to the Journey Journal Online travel podcast. This episode I will talk about planning and taking a trip to Munich, Germany for the annual Oktoberfest. I just returned from my third trip, and I had a fun time once again. You can get excited about going any time of year, but I […]

The Oktoberfest Experience

Hippodrom tent at Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest Experience, an Essay I am on a train underground with what feels like several hundred people, or maybe a thousand. A few of my friends with me are dressed in their lederhosen and dirndls, the traditional dress of Bavaria, and a few of us are in regular street clothes. We are heading through […]

Plan your next big trip or two –...


Do you have that big dream of taking a trip through Europe? How about seeing the Great Wall, or skiing in Chile? Maybe you dream of a secluded cabin somewhere in the wilds of Canada. Whatever your big ideas, don’t discount them because they are too big, too expensive, or think that you’ll do that […]

Episode 7 – Road Tripping to Sa...

Savannah Live Oaks

In this episode of the podcast I’ll tell you about a road trip I took in a large loop from my home in Cleveland, OH to Savannah, GA and back. There are some fun places to visit in between, and I’ll tell you about a few of those too. Also I want to give you […]

How a Passport Changed My Life

US Passports

A call out of the blue A friend called me up on the phone to ask if I had a passport. I replied that I did not. “Go get one NOW and get it expedited if you have to”, he said. “British Airways just started service from Denver to London and they have a crazy introductory fare […]

Episode 6 – New York City

New York Sunrise

Journey Journal Online Episode Six – New York City Welcome to show number 6 of the Journey Journal Online Travel Podcast. My name is Lee Wiegman and I’m here to tell you about traveling, vacations and to share my experiences. Hopefully, I can bring you something you didn’t know before and might give you that […]

Craft Brewing in Denver, Colorado

Three small glasses of craft brew

Craft brewing has got to be one of the top tourism draws in Denver, and if it isn’t, it should be. Besides hosting the Great American Beer Festival in October, Denver has become a hotbed of brewing activity with some very small to pretty large scale craft breweries producing some really good and adventurous beers. […]

Episode 5 – Outer Banks Beach H...

Figures on an Outer Banks Beach

Journey Journal Online Travel Podcast Episode 5, Outer Banks Beach House Welcome to the Journey Journal Online travel podcast about traveling, vacations and trips that you can take. My name is Lee Wiegman and I want to help you get the most out of your vacation. This episode I’m going to talk about how to […]

Book Review: Long Way Round


I know this isn’t a new book. In fact, it was written eight years ago, so it’s probably not “news” to anyone, but it was a great adventure and I loved reading every minute. Long Way Round Chasing Shadows Across the World by Ewan McGregor & Charlie Boorman A travel adventure by two celebrities my […]

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