Like the famous Orient Express, Portugal’s own The Presidential Train is a perennial member on the exclusive list of the world’s most luxurious train trips.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
As children, we found wonder in everything, spectacular or ordinary. We recorded these experiences to create the foundation for our thoughts, principles, our likes and dislikes, and perhaps ultimately to figure out what makes us happy. Somewhere along the way of growing up, many of us became complacent, satisfied with what we already knew. But that shouldn’t be enough. There are wonders still to be found everyday and everywhere. We just have to spare the time and keep our eyes open for it. Sometimes, I find these experiences in a foreign place with exotic customs, and other times it’s as simple as tasting a new fruit. I just discovered lime fingers for the first time and that blew my mind. Much like rhubarb did the first time I had it in a pie with strawberries. For years, I wanted to know what getting an eight hour massage would feel like and now I know. For my birthday last year, I treated myself to eight straight hours of being contorted by eight different Thai masseuse. It’s not for the faint of heart or body. Below are some of the other incredible experiences I’ve found around the world.
If there’s one thing you must do in the Dolomites, it’s a via ferrata climb on of the mountains. And while there are so many options, it’s hard to beat a summit of Piccola Cir which takes you on a spiraling upward route around the peak that feels like you’re going vertical the entire time and yet is doable for most people with the right guiding.
It’s been exactly a decade 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.
Latest Status: Hobbiton Movie Set is currently open and operating normally. “Will you follow me one last time?” If you are a fan of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, I don’t need to convince you to put a visit to the set of Hobbiton at the top of your must-do list when visiting New Zealand’s North Island.
At a top of a short list of “festivals” that I highly recommend everyone put on their bucket list is none other than Burning Man, a week long celebration of art, music, and free living.
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.
The Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Color, is celebrated throughout India, but the traditions and festivities vary from region to region.
If you are planning to head to Salzburg, no doubt you will have learned in your research that Salzburg is the birthplace of famous classical musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Once upon a time, I flew to Myanmar on a whim with a last minute visa to travel with a girl I hung out for a day on an island in Thailand.
The famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2900 reefs, 900 islands and stretching 2600 kilometres.
I’ve found that one of the best ways to appreciate the significance of any place is to attach it to a story.
This is how my first skydive happened. Friend: So the Pho here is actually pretty good. I’ve been craving Vietnamese food lately.
A couple of months ago, I snuck away to the town of St. Gallen in Switzerland to do some editing. Despite the Swiss Alps just a short train ride away, I managed to stick to my plan to sit still to edit.
Once upon a time, I was asked by a client if I could fly to Barcelona to shoot a short film.
I have this incredible yearning to travel on a silver plane to Morocco back in the 1940s. I want to order a French 75 and say something smooth like Humphrey Bogart and then ride by camel into the Sahara Desert like Lawrence of Arabia.