ssullivan's Profile

Age Range: 30-39  |  Joined: July 2004

District of Columbia County, District of Columbia

About Me: I'm in my late 30s, and a Texan has now made my way from Houston to Atlanta to now Washington, DC. Some of my friends think I'm crazy, but I'm one of those people that gets restless if I go more than a couple of weeks without getting on a plane and going somewhere. It's probably a good thing that I'm a consultant/trainer that keeps me on the road for about 75% of my work week. And while much of my travel is work-related, it's rare that I don't squeeze in a little time for fun on business trips. I'm also a self-admitted "miles whore," racking up hotel points and frequent flier miles whenever possible to help finance my next big adventure. One of my goals is to eventually have enough miles and money to take me and a friend on about a six month, around-the-world trip. But that's still a few years (or decades!) down the road.
I am interested in a wide variety of subjects, such as history, architecture, aviation, geography, urban renewal, and psychology. My trips often revolve around some of these; I'm a sucker for amazing wilderness scenery, historic places and buildings, and busy urban environments. One trip I may be hiking in Alaska and the next enjoying the hustle and bustle of New York or Chicago.
I'm always interested in meeting new people and making friends, and consider it a pleasure to have been an active member of this site since the summer of 2004. I've had the pleasure of conversing with several other members, sharing experiences and learning from them. And thanks to IgoUgo gatherings in London and New York in 2004-2005, I've had the pleasure of meeting several of my friends here in person.

Trip Journals by ssullivan

Name Destination Date Created
Journey to Petra Petra, Jordan September 28, 2013
A Week in Turkey: Day Trip to Ephesus Ephesus, Turkey August 30, 2013
A Week in Turkey: Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey August 22, 2013
A Weekend in Livingstone, Zambia Livingstone, Zambia October 23, 2012

Reviews by ssullivan

Name Destination Date Written
Dinner at Al Saraya at the Petra Mövenpick Petra, Jordan September 28, 2013
Little Petra Petra, Jordan September 28, 2013
Our Day in Petra - Part Two Petra, Jordan September 28, 2013
Our Day in Petra - Part One Petra, Jordan September 28, 2013

Stories and Tips by ssullivan

Name Destination Date Written
Ephesus: A Day Trip from Istanbul Ephesus, Turkey August 30, 2013
Tips for Visiting Victoria Falls & Livingstone, Zambia Livingstone, Zambia October 25, 2012
Traveling Within Namibia by Car Namibia, Africa October 22, 2012
Alpine: Gateway to Big Bend – An Overview Alpine, Texas August 24, 2008

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More About ssullivan

I love to travel to...
Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Colorado, Alaska, New Orleans, London, Montréal, Toronto, Paris, New Zealand, France, Barcelona, Edinburgh, York, Italy, Germany, South Africa, Cape Town, Zambia, Namibia, Hawaii, Amsterdam, Brussels, the American West.
I never forget to pack...
My camera and smartphone.
It's my dream to travel to...
Pretty much anywhere I haven't been yet.
When I'm not traveling...
When am I not traveling? I spend around 200 nights a year in hotel rooms, fly over 150 flights a year, and never waste a vacation day. I travel for work, and I work so I can travel for fun. But when I am at home I love exploring my current home city, Washington, DC, and its great restaurants, museums, and historic sites.
I also travel online at...
MilePoint, Flyertalk.