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2019 Southeast Asia Trip, Part 6: Bukit Gambang & Genting Highlands

After arriving to Kuala Lumpur, the search for more Malaysian coasters continues going to places where the coasters are not likely running, but there are some great sights along the way!

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2019 Southeast Asia Trip, Part 5: Desaru Coast

Before heading North to Kuala Lumpur, it's time to take a ride over to the
South China Sea for a visit to Desaru Coast for the resort's water park.

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2019 Southeast Asia Trip, Part 4: Legoland Malaysia & Danga Bay

The first major theme park of the Southeast Asia Trip, Universal Studios Singapore! Time to check out the newest Universal Theme Park, and then explore a bit of the Sentosa Resort after before going to Malaysia.

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2019 Southeast Asia Trip, Part 3: Universal Studios Singapore

The first major theme park of the Southeast Asia Trip, Universal Studios Singapore! Time to check out the newest Universal Theme Park, and then explore a bit of the Sentosa Resort after before going to Malaysia.

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2019 Southeast Asia Trip, Part 2: Exploring Singapore

The first full day in Southeast Asia is all about getting into Singapore and seeing what it has to offer, starting with a hop-on/hop-off bus tour, and then self exploring the Marina Bay area.

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2019 Southeast Asia Trip, Part 1: Going East by West

The the first segment of the be Asia Adventure begins with heading to Southeast Asia with a few flights to get to Singapore courtesy of Alaska and Japan Airlines.

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Random Costa Rica Visit

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.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 14: Día de los Muertos in Mixqic

The last stop of the visit to Mexico heads to San Andres Mixqic for the
festivities of Día de los Muertos. Here visitors get to see many of the
traditions of the holidays including the decorating of the graves and the alleyways and side streets of town, as well as a market.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 13: ¡Kataplum!

The final amusement park of the Mexico Trip that was a surprise addition to the trip, as it was not slated to be open during this trip. See what Mexico's newest park has to offer!

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 12: Six Flags Mexico

The next park of the Mexico Trip is to one of the best of the Six Flags chain, and that is Six Flags Mexico! See some of the best coasters in Mexico, as well as some of the highlights of their Halloween event, Festival del Terror!

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 11: La Feria Chapultepec Magico

The Mexico trip continues to one of the main amusement parks of Mexico
City, for enjoying some great coasters including one of the only moibus style wooden coasters in the world.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 10: Día de los Muertos Parade

To begin the festivities of Día de los Muertos for this visit to Mexico, Gary
heads to Plaza Reforma in Mexico City to see the Día de los Muertos parade.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 9: Back to Mexico City

For the rest of the trip in Mexico, it's time to go back to Mexico City, and after arriving to the last hotel of the trip, there would be food, exploration and another Mexican coaster!

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 8: Cancun

The next stop in Mexico is Cancun, and the overall experience of this short visit is a bit a of mixed bag due to some early experiences with the Cancun hustle, but as the stay continues, it offers some great cultural opportunities and great sights.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 7: A Night of Lucha Libre

For the last evening in Guadalajara, it's time to enjoy a tradition of Mexico in the form of the Mexican style of professional wrestling known as Lucha Libre, and this show is held in one of the most historic venues for the sport.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 6: Selva Magica

The next day in Mexico begins with the best amusement park in Jalisco, and
with one of the most intense roller coasters ever experienced!

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 5: Looking for Guadalajara Coasters

After exploring the heart of Guadalajara, it's time to find some roller coasters around town visiting a couple of smaller amusement parks and a local major festival.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 4: Exploring Guadalajara

After driving around Mexico, it was time for some exploring in Guadalajara to enjoy the central part of the city.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 3: More Mexican Coasters

After a day in Monterrey, it was time to head to Guadalajara, and upon arrival,
a road trip was taken in the hear of Mexico to visit two off-the-beaten-path parks in Morelia and León.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 2: A Day in Monterrey

The first full day in Mexico includes a visit to one of Monterrey's former industrial areas-turned city park, and then get into the first theme parks of the trip with Parque Plaza Sesamo and Bosque Magico.

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2018 Mexico Trip, Part 1: The Journey South

The start of another Coasting with Culture adventure! This time it's off to Mexico, and the trip begins with a few flights to get to Monterrey.

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A Night at Fright Fest 2018 at Wild Waves Theme Park

 A look at the end of the Southeast visit with the drive back to Atlanta to visit Fun Spot America - Atlanta, and then it's time to head to the Atlanta airport for the flight to Philadelphia.

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2018 ​Random Europe Trip, Part 3: An Unexpected London Visit

As the flights to get back home to the states are looking really full, Gary and Phillip head their separate ways, with Gary's trip taking an unexpected stop in the United Kingdom by way of London.  

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2018 ​Random Europe Trip, Part 2: Oktoberfest

 The traveling duo take a beautiful bus ride to Munich, Germany to attend one
of the city's biggest festivals, Oktoberfest! See some of the highlights for Gary and Phillip's evening at the popular beer festival, including wondering through the large beer halls and riding some great traveling roller coasters!

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2018 ​Random Europe Trip, Part 1: A Day in Zurich

 Gary and Phillip are off to Europe as they fly to Zurich, Switzerland. Upon arrival, they go for a walk to explore the historic Swiss city, and then go on a walking tour of the older parts of the city.

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2018 ​Mystery Trip: Where are Gary and Phillip Going?

Gary arrives to Philadelphia to meet up with his friend Phillip to make their
way to an unknown destination! Before the flight, however, there is time to kill at the Philadelphia Airport.

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2018 ​Southeast Visit, Part 5: Fun Spot & Going to Philly

 A look at the end of the Southeast visit with the drive back to Atlanta to visit Fun Spot America - Atlanta, and then it's time to head to the Atlanta airport for the flight to Philadelphia.

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2018 ​Southeast Visit, Part 4: Lake Winnepesaukah

 On the last day of the Southeast visit, a stop is made at one of the most anticipated parks of the trip, Lake Winnepesaukah in Rossville, GA, home to a number of great classic attractions such as the Cannon Ball Wooden Coaster and the old mill style Boat Chute.

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2018 ​Southeast Visit, Part 3: More Alabama Coasters

 It's time to head on to the next trip of Coasting with Culture. This time to the Southeast. In the first part of the trip, we head over to Atlanta and explore the Martin Luther King National Historic Park, and make stops at FunXcess and the North Georgia State Fair for the first roller coasters of the trip.

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2018 ​Southeast Visit, Part 2: Montgomery and the Gulf Coast

 Day 2 of the Southeast visit heads into a new state, Alabama! Highlights of this day include the Legacy Museum and the Peace and Justice Memorial in Montgomery, which is then followed by a few stops near the Gulf Coast for several roller coasters.

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2018 ​Southeast Visit, Part 1: Exploring Around Atlanta

 It's time to head on to the next trip of Coasting with Culture. This time to the Southeast. In the first part of the trip, we head over to Atlanta and explore the Martin Luther King National Historic Park, and make stops at FunXcess and the North Georgia State Fair for the first roller coasters of the trip.

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​Chelan County Fair

 Join Gary as he makes his way to the Chelan County fair in Cashmere, WA on a day off from work to see what the fair has to offer, with the hope of finding a new carnival coaster to ride.