The Rickshaw Run – Goa

After driving through Konya Wildlife Reserve we left bright and early for Goa. Tristan bet the team a round of beers that we wouldn’t be on the road by 6am and he lost!  Watching the sunrise over the farmland was the perfect start to the day, until Afternoon Delight had its first breakdown at least. Need Travel Read More …

Desert Life – A 2 Night Camel Safari the Thar Desert – Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer is known for its beautiful Thar Desert and starry night skies so when I heard about the 2 night Desert Life safari from Real Man Desert Safari I knew I had to go!  The last time I was in the desert was years ago in Israel’s Negev and I remembered camels being quite uncomfortable but thought Read More …

Izumo & Hinomisaki Shrines – Japan – A road trip off the beaten path

After a day of walking around Matsue we hopped into Andrew’s car and ventured towards Izumo.  Izumo Taisha is famous throughout Japan as one of the oldest Shinto shrines.  In fact, the records of its founding were lost eons ago so many believe it to be the oldest shrine in all of Japan. Japan’s Oldest Shrine Read More …

Hiking Dinosaur Ridge – Bangawoyo Tours

Last weekend I did what I vowed never to do again and I hiked Dinosaur Ridge yet again!  Ronda had never been on the trail so we joined Bangawoyo Tours for a weekend excursion to Seoraksan National Park.  We started our 15 hour trek with about 15 other crazy people just as keen on climbing the ridge-line Read More …

A Sneak Peak of Jeju Island with Bangawoyo Tours

Jeju Island was the perfect place to spend Chuseok, aka Korean Thanksgiving. Johnny made an awesome itinerary that mostly worked in spite of the looming typhoon.  I’m writing this on the long busride back to Seoul and will get a bigger update out ASAP. 5 days of making new friends on Korea’s “Hawaii” meant tons Read More …

Muuido Island – The Perfect Getaway from Seoul

Muuido Island is so close to Seoul that you can see airplanes landing at Incheon International Airport from the beach.  Thankfully its also remote enough that the hustle and bustle of the city disappears along with the city lights and thankfully some pollution too.  Do yourself a favor and stay overnight in one of the Hanagae Read More …

El Nido – Turning 30 in Paradise

El Nido is far and away the most paradisaical location I’ve ever had the pleasure of vacationing in.  This Filipino Island is consistently ranked as the top beach in the world.  After traveling to blissful places like Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi and Philippines’s Boracay’s white beach before El Nido, I wholeheartedly defend El Nido’s superiority.  It was these very rankings coupled with dozens Read More …

4 things to do when Arriving in a New Country

Flying into Taipei the lights of the city were littered with exploding fireworks welcoming the new year.  Over the next few days I’ll have the pleasure of ringing in the Lunar New Year in northern Taiwan.  Pingxi’s lantern festival is world renowned and I’ve got a host of other fun activities to keep me going Read More …

Top 10 Travel Photos of 2015 #7

2015 brought me good fortune and even greater photos.  My camera followed me from New Years Eve with my family in New Jersey then back to Korea before enjoying Lunar New Year in Thailand and short stint in Taiwan for Buddha’s Birthday.  Then we went up a few Korean mountains and swam in stunning Korean islands before heading back Read More …

Mae Hong Son Loop – Part 1: Chiang Mai to Pai

The Mae Hong Son Loop has been on my brain for a year now.  Ever since I rode Vietnam’s Hai Van Pass last summer I’ve been itching to jump on a motorbike for another long ride through South East Asia.  Sure I tooled around for a half day in Krabi last Lunar New Year but that trip just whet Read More …