Let's Be Adventurers
Melbourne is the one of the few cities that feel so much like San Francisco that it’s almost like being home for me.
I’ve found that one of the best ways to appreciate the significance of any place is to attach it to a story.
Slot canyons are fun to play around in, unless you’re that guy from 127 hours. While visiting Zion National Park, my friend Alex and I went on a canyoning adventure through a slot canyon (just outside the park) and wanted more.
Me: Hola! How do get to _______? Local: No problem! Take a tricycle going that way, and then get onto a jeepney and no problem!
You can try, but there really isn’t an elegant way of pronouncing the name of this lake that straddles Peru and Bolivia.
It’s been almost seven years since my first trip to Black Rock City and I’m pretty sure that I’m no longer carrying any playa dust on my body.
Travel Thoughts & Tips
It was a little hard to wrap my head around it at first, but in the middle of Iceland is a fissure filled with some of the clearest water in the world.
You’re hitchhiking and need to get to Tajikistan from somewhere in the middle of Kyrgyzstan. No car has stopped in the last 3 hours.
The last time I came to Bratislava, I tied up my hair in a top knot and painted my face to look like a kabuki samurai.
If you’re in Nepal, you’re most likely here to do some trekking and there’s no trek more grand than the Annapurna Circuit that takes you up 5416m (17769 ft) and across 220 km (~137 mi) of mountains and villages in a circuit that begins in Besisahar and ends in Pokhara.
This is the second in my series of write-ups on “How To Take Better Travel Photos”. In this series, I’ll explain my philosophy and etiquette for how to take better shots of people you encounter on your travels, whether they are locals in their natural environment or just interesting looking people.
Sensor image quality has advanced so much over the last few years that phone manufacturers are boasting photographs that rival those from larger mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
NOTE: This was my carefully researched and curated ICELAND WINTER road trip itinerary for our 7 days THERE during the month of February.
Shit happens. On the road, there’s enough going on that small things going awry can cause more damage than it should.
I’m so deeply traumatized by the cold in San Francisco that when there was mention of a new Japanese style spa opening up here, I had to try it for myself.
I’ve had some amazing experiences and projects that have taken me to some grand parts of the world. Quite a few things happened by luck, like my private audience with the Dalai lama, or having my first travel video go viral.
Growing up, my family didn’t have much money, so we never took any holidays. What I knew of places like Paris, Cairo, New York, or Venice, I learned from hopping from one casino to the next whenever we drove from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
Close your eyes and imagine a gaping volume of emptiness and darkness deep underground. Now imagine a string of neon lights descending in a geometric spiral down this vast space.