When You Learn, Teach. When You Get, Give. – Maya Angelou
Since my first trip abroad to Vietnam when I was 20, I’ve been learning everything about traveling one flight at time. Tips, tricks, hacks, mistakes. They’re all a part of it. Most I learned from experiencing, some I learned from experts and those who came before me. And some from my fellow travelers. I learned how to travel for cheap. And then cheaper. I learned how to save time planning. Or not plan at all. This is where I’m trying to do my part to give back and try to inspire a few of you to get out and plan that dream trip you’ve always wanted to do. You never stop learning. This is why I’m still in love with traveling after all these years. Everyday is a chance to encounter something new and experience something different. The world is just so big and it’s always changing. I’m doing my part to just ride this wave.
With more than half of my year spent traveling and away from San Francisco, I’ve learned to live with less. In fact, it’s always a shock when I come home and find that I own things I’ve completely forgot about and don’t need on a day to day basis.
Here’s my disclosure: I’m not your typical cultural performance and buffet dinner type of guy, and a luau is a typical cultural performance and buffet dinner type of deal.
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.
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.
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.
If you are planning a trip to do the Annapurna Circuit, check out my full companion guide for Annapurna Circuit trek, with information on costs, applying for all the right permits, whether you need a guide, as well as all the teahouses on the trail.