Welcome to Art Boza’s ShoestringWeekends.Com
Born here in the USA, I got the travel bug from my parents who lived all over the US from Seattle, Washington to Bangor, Maine all the way down to Key West, Florida while seeing thousands of places in-between either with them, on my own or on business. We lived in Key West where my mother and three siblings were all born, I on the other hand was born in Washington D.C. on vacation and delivered early.
I’ve lived my travel life below my means so that I could travel more often and therefore learned the secrets of how to stretch a dollar by utilizing my experience and acquiring many travelers tips & tricks while avoiding the tourist traps others may fall into.
I had a LIFETIME GOAL of traveling to all 50 US states (includes Alaska & Hawaii) & 50 different foreign countries before I turned age 50 which I called 50/50/50… and you know what, I did it when others said I wouldn’t… in fact I finished 1-1/2 years early!
I’m an expert traveler always packing lite and never staying in the same place too long allowing me the opportunity to see more countries. Since surpassing 50 foreign countries in 2006 I’ve not quit but have slowed down with a total of 72 countries now under my belt including: Albania, Andorra, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Turks & Caicos, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Vatican City, Wales, & Yugoslavia!
Though not a country but surely an honorable mention, in 2016 I traveled to the awe inspiring far out reaches of The Arctic Circle! The two remaining must see iconic landmarks before I die are the Egyptian Pyramids & Great Wall of China!
Now go out there and be a traveler not a tourist!
Art Boza Miami, Florida USA