Robert: XplorMor Explorer. Writer. Beekeeper.

Robert was born and raised in Southern California, USA, and has been an Ojai Valley resident for 18 years and counting. When recently interviewed, he said “I have managed to live much longer than I ever thought I would. Have yet to make my mark on the world, but it has made a few on me. I like to write but can’t spell. I am a beekeeper who is the son of a beekeeper who was the son of a beekeeper as well. I find it fun to travel and explore far and wide when funds allow. I love people yet they make me crazy some of the time. But a world without love would only contain the things you can buy.”

Robert’s Xplorer Journal focuses on his expeditions throughout Southeast Asia from Laos, Thailand to Vietnam and…

Robert’s Latest Xplorer Journals:

  • Travel Bali to Bangkok, Part 5

    Bali to Bangkok by Robert Varney XplorMor Inc
    The final chapter of Bali to Bangkok (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)... Soon I found myself showered and with a full stomach slipping into this big soft bed covered and comfy, relaxed and drifting off into a deep undisturbed sleep. It was early around 7:30 or 8:00 P.M. and I was ready to drift away till morning. Alas...
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  • Travel Bali to Bangkok, Part 4

    Bali to Bangkok by Robert Varney XplorMor Inc
    I quickly take up my bags, scurry out of the office, down the stairs, cross the lines of people, find counter number K14 walk up, and present my ticket. I ask the attendant if I can get on standby, she looks at the computer and says, “Yes, please check your bag here and you have 15 minutes to get to gate B6 before boarding.” Off I went in a dead run…
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  • Travel Bali to Bangkok, Part 3

    Southeast Asia Exploration XplorMor Inc
    Bali to Bangkok continues.. Off I went to locate my bag. The information counter misunderstood me; I should have just shown her my flight number on my baggage claim. As it was not at what I discovered to be an empty carousel...
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  • Travel Bali to Bangkok, Part 2

    Southeast Asia Exploration XplorMor Inc
    Bali to Bangkok continues... The flight takes more time than flying from L.A. to N.Y.C. I gain an hour and still arrive at 7:30 in the evening. Then, Immigration. After walking what seems to be a mile of corridors I get to the entry area that leads up to the Immigration...
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  • Travel Bali to Bangkok, Part 1

    Southeast Asia Exploration XplorMor Inc
    When one dreams of travel one often imagines tranquility peace and relaxation. Or, perhaps adventure and excitement. The seamless transition from point A to point B. With the speed of modern air travel one is swept away effortlessly to a far off land. At times it is not always...
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