The First Time

I probably should have done this a long time ago given the excitement my life gives me…but I didn’t. So here I am at 38 years of age writing my very first blog (get your mind out of the gutter).

You see, the excitement I speak of is my LOVE for traveling and my goal of hitting all seven continents before the age of 40. So by August 29, 2016, that goal must be met. I thought it might be too difficult considering the last two continents I have left are Africa and Antarctica. Africa is a long trek from sunny California, in the middle of an Ebola outbreak (West Africa but nonetheless, people are freaked to travel to ANY part of Africa) and not a continent I want to travel alone.

Antarctica, on the other hand, is only accessible from about November-March (summer in the Southern Hemisphere) and is quite expensive. BUT….somehow, someway, I am making it happen. A week from today, I am embarking on a two week journey that will take me to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a few days, Ushuaia, Argentina for a few more days and then a ten day cruise through the Drake Passage to the continent of Antarctica.

With that said, I have decided to start a blog for The First Time to write about my upcoming journey, post about my past travels, and write about anything else that makes me live the exciting life that I live. Thanks for being a part of it!





  1. tameramb · December 29, 2014

    Yay! You’ve started!


  2. Silvia · December 29, 2014

    Alaa, i am so happy For you and i can’t wait to read your posts.
    Safe travels sweetie !


  3. alan gretz · December 29, 2014

    Looking forward to your online diary — don’t forget to add one or two pics per story… (a thousand words each!)
    Bon voyage with this blog Alaa!


    • Alaa Razoky · December 29, 2014

      Thank you, Alan! You know I’ll add a lot of pictures! 🙂


  4. Andrew Shinn · December 30, 2014

    Way to go! Congrats on the blog! I’d join you in Africa any time – even West Africa.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Alaa Razoky · December 30, 2014

      Hahaha, I really don’t have a desire to go to West Africa. Lol.


  5. Alex Theis · December 30, 2014

    Nice job! Keep it up.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. vnajera · December 30, 2014

    Wishing you safe travels as you realize your dream of traveling to each continent!

    Liked by 1 person

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