TravelingThor

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  • Full Name: Thor H. ( 47 / Male )
  • Lives In: Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Occupation: Digital Marketing
  • About TravelingThor:

    I was named after the great Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdahl and we even share a similar last name too. Traveling is what I enjoy most and what I do best. Like Mr. Heyerdahl, I seek adventure, knowledge, and culture.

    I was a member of TravBuddy for 11 years, 2007-2018.

    I am from New Jersey and have worked in New York City for the last 15 years. I speak English but can hold conversations in German and Spanish too. Traveling helps me stay sharp.

  • Hobbies:

    Travel, sports, photography, astronomy, music, German culture, World Cup soccer, trivia, cruising on the ocean, anything outdoors.

  • Favourite places:

    I have been to 38 countries and have 3 more planned for summer 2018. I have some unforgettable travel experiences and a never-ending list of new places to visit and fun excursions to go on. I literally use up all my allotted vacation days to travel. Here are some of my favorites:

    1) Seeing the Northern Lights on two very clear nights in Iceland, Feb 2017.

    2) Hiking 10,200 feet to the top of Machu Picchu on the Winter Solstice, June 21, 2017.

    3) Flying mach 2 from NY to London on the Concorde jet in 1999. Being at the edge of space and seeing the curvature of the Earth at 60,000 feet while going almost 2,000 miles per hour was a once in a lifetime experience.

    4) Seeing and touching the ancient Stonehenge monuments.

    5) Sailing through the Bermuda Triangle and the Panama Canal.

    6) Zip lining in the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica.

    7) Parasailing in the Bahamas.

    8) Racing ATVs on the beach in Mazatlan, Mexico.

    9) Riding dune buggies in the Mojave Desert.

    10) Watching my soccer team, FC Bayern Munchen, play their arch rival, Borussia Dortmund, at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

    11) Cruising through Glacier Bay in Alaska. Seeing killer whales, sea otters, and grizzly bears in the wild.

    12) Walking on Iceland's 2nd largest glacier and entering an ice cave INSIDE the glacier.

    13) Visiting the Kon-Tiki Museum in Olso, Norway and standing next to Thor Heyerdahl's famous raft including the Ra II, the expedition from which my name was derived.

    14) Exploring Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in southern Iceland.

    15) Seeing waterfalls flowing, geysers erupting, ancient lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, and standing in the rift in the Earth between the North American and Eurasian continental plates.

Latest Blog Entries

Travel Blogs TravelingThor runs

  • Thor's Photos from Around the World - Various photos I took along my travels.
  • Grand Canyon 2013 - A visit to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, March 21, 2013. Although the sun was shining, at 8,000 feet, it was pretty cold.
  • Rome - All roads lead to Rome. Here are some photos from my 1997 trip.
  • Alaska 2005 - Photos from my Alaskan cruise in 2005. Anchorage, Seward, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka.
  • Munich 2014 - Visited friends and many beer gardens in Munich, April 2014. Went to my first FC Bayern Munchen soccer game at Allianz Arena, vs rival Dortmund no less. Visited Marienplatz, the Hofbrauhaus, Chinese Tower and Beer Garden, the Englischer Garten, Eisbachwelle, Residenz, Alte Peter, Frauenkirche, Olympic Park, FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, and BMW World.
  • Miltenberg, Germany 2014 - A walk through picturesque Miltenberg, Germany on Good Friday 2014.
  • Berlin 2014 - 3 days in Berlin, April 2014. Visited Brandenberg Gate, the Reichstag, Gendamenmarkt, Tiergarten, Alexanderplatz, Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall, Ramones Museum, Salvador Dali Museum.
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein 2014 - A day trip to some of King Ludwig II's castles near the German-Austrian border.
  • Prague 2014 - Two unforgettable days in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Amsterdam 2014 - 3 days in Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 2014. Visited Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, The Rijksmuseum, Heineken Brewery, and of course took a canal tour.
  • Florida 2018 - Spring training, gators and sunsets on the Gulf.
  • Southern Caribbean Cruise - An unforgettable southern Caribbean cruise to St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, and Puerto Rico.
  • 2014 World Cup Champions - Photos from World Cup 2014 at Zum Schneider Beergarden in New York City. Deutschland's run through the World Cup!
  • Grand Canyon - Western Rim 2015 - A visit to the Western Rim of the Grand Canyon and Skywalk, October, 2015
  • New York City - In and around New York City through the years.
  • FC Bayern Munchen in New York City - Three days with FC Bayern Munchen on their Summer tour of NY/NJ. Photos taken at Newark Airport, Red Bull Arena, Pier 2 in Brooklyn and Paulaner Brauhaus NYC
  • Oktoberfest 2015 - Zum Schneider Oktoberfest NYC. Munich on the East River.
  • Machu Picchu - Machu Picchu, lost city of the Inca
  • Iceland 2017 - 6 days in Iceland
  • Bermuda 2011 - Fun in the sun in the Mid Atlantic on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Florida 2015 - Yankees Spring Training in Tampa, Parasailing in Key West, beach in Boca Grande, and an excursion to Dry Tortugas National Park in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Bahamas 2010 - A 7-day Royal Caribbean cruise from Bayonne, NJ to Key West, Nassau, and Coco Cay in the Bahamas. Late Winter of 2010.
  • Kayaking on the Hudson - Free Kayaking at Downtown Boathouse, Pier 25, Hudson River Park, New York City.
  • Aschaffenburg, Germany 2014 - Schloss Johannisburg inside and out along with a few personal favorites in and around Aschaffenburg, my mother's hometown.
  • Las Vegas Through the Years - Photos of Las Vegas through the years.

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Trips

Trip Stats

Europe 2018 (15935 kms)

28 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

Visiting: Portugal, Spain, France, Andorra, Switzerland, Poland, Germany and USA.

Florida 2018

24 Mar 2018

Visiting: USA.

Caribbean Cruise 2018 (1954 kms)

24 Feb 2018 - 01 Mar 2018

Visiting: Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia and Barbados.

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