Coasting with Culture
Travel Log
Welcome to the Coasting with Culture Trip Travel Log! Here you will find all of the posted trip reports from the past. The collection will continue to be updated and grow as more trip reports are added. The reports below are presented in chonological order based on the most recent trip, and include a combination of our group tour's and personal trips.
Southeast Aisa Trip
February 28 - March 10, 2019

The first segment of the larger, nearly month-long visit to various parts of Asia, the Southeast Asia segment heads to Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei with wonderful cultural sights and experiences, plus a combination of well-known and obscurely located roller coasters!
Random Costa Rica Trip
January 28-30, 2019

​It's a slow time at work in the winter, and that has inspired this short trip flying standby to Costa Rica! Join Gary as he visits the Costa Rican amusement park Parque Diversiones, and then does a short exploration of the city of San José.
2018 Mexico Trip
October 18 - November 2, 2018

A journey to Mexico with visits to the cities of
Monterrey, Guadalajara, Cancun and Mexico City, with stops at theme parks likes Six Flags Mexico, Selva
Magica, Bosque Magico and others, along with enjoying festivities of Dia de los Muertos!
A Night at Fright Fest  at Wild Waves Theme Park
​October 12, 2018

An evening of scares at the local Halloween event at Wild Waves Theme and Water Park, Fright Fest, enjoying several haunted houses and some nighttime rides.
2018 Random Europe Trip
September 24-28, 2018

Gary and Phillip head over to Europe to visit
Oktoberfest, and since they are flying standby, how they go about getting there is up in the air, so the plans are constantly changing, but it gives the opportunity to visit some unexpected places.

2018 Southeast Visit
September 19-23, 2018
Time to go Coasting with Culture through the Southeast United States between Georgia, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle for several historic and memorial sites, along with multiple off-the-beaten-path amusement parks.

2018 South Africa Trip
March 18 - April 4, 2018
Gary makes his first visit to the African Continent, and visits the Rainbow Nation, South Africa, with stops in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Kruger National Park.

California Winter Visit
January 13-22, 2018
Gary joins his dad aboard the Coast Starlight train to
head down to spend a week in California. This trip includes stops at Six Flags Magic Mountain and a few other smaller parks between Southern California and Mexico.

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival
November 24, 2017

During a visit to North Carolina to spend time with family and friends during Thanksgiving time, Gary joins his NC parents for an evening out at the annual North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, North Carolina.
CwC's 2017 Utah, Idaho & Wyoming Tour
May 26-30, 2017: 
Coasting with Culture's first offical group tour, have a look back at the gang's experience as they visited Salt Lake City, the Golden Spike National Historic Site, Yellowstone Bear World, Lagoon Amusement Park, and much more!

A Day in Pioneer Square, Seattle
January 26, 2017
Take a stroll though Seattle's historic Downtown, and see some of the  earliest built buildings while visiting an exhibit that shares the tale of an event that led to Seattle becoming a major city.
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