Top 10 Travel Photos of 2015 #8

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 Read More …

Trekking with a Red Karen Tribe – Chiang Mai, Thailand

After a week in paradise Brian and I jumped on a plane for Chiang Mai ready to play with elephants, trek through the jungle and spend a few days on motorbikes.  We quickly found the backpacker area near Tha Phae gate in the old City of Chiang Mai and grabbed a room. Finding a room in Chiang Mai Read More …

Grateful, flattered and a big ‘Thanks Mom’

Thankful, humbled, flattered, honored & feeling blessed.  The last week brought lots of good news and opened new doors without closing any.  Whether its good karma, good luck or simply I that had great parents who raised me right I keep getting more and more opportunities to thrive in everything I enjoy.  Thanks mom!  A Read More …

Two months that flew by

I can’t believe I’m already into my third month here in Seoul!  It feels like only yesterday that I was sitting at Forte’s pizzeria eating my favorite two slices, Bacon Chicken Ranch and Caeser Chicken Salad pizza.  Man those would be delicious right now.  I mean the food here is out of this world; both Read More …

Ben & I go to a village, a palace & a hike

Ben arrived late Saturday night!  I was waiting in the subway station when all of the sudden I got an email saying he was in my apartment.  He managed to come out a different subway exit and beat me home; good thing I emailed him my door & room code. We took it easy Saturday Read More …

En route

6 hours of flying down and here I wait in San Fransisco.  In just under 3 hours I’ll board my Singapore Airlines flight to Seoul and be sitting on a plane for another 12 hours as I traverse the Pacific Ocean for the first time.  Excited?  Absolutely! With my extra week at home I managed Read More …

T-2 weeks

Two weeks from today I will be boarding a plane and saying my last goodbyes.  Only problem is I still don’t have a plane ticket or know where my apartment is.  The good news is that I’m in DC right now and the last step for my E-2 visa will be available for pickup Thursday!  Read More …

The “Lost City” of Petra

There we were, stopped on the side of a highway in the middle of the desert.  Mohammed’s cab wasn’t a fan of the heat any more than we were and apparently it requires water just like us.  Mohammed emptied a 2-liter bottle of water into the engine and off we went.  Before I tell you Read More …

When two souls collide

When two souls collide any number of outcomes are possible.  Most often it is a glancing blow, a fleeting moment in the eternity of the universe and a small glimpse into a lifetime.  But every so often that collision generates an energy that is more than just a glimmer.  We have all met people who Read More …