Chasing the Northern Lights in Alaska

I first arrived in Alaska in late September 2017 and told myself that I’d stay as long as it took me to see the northern lights.  In this post you’ll find everything I learned on a dozen or so aurora hunts out of Anchorage, Alaska between my arrival and early April 2018.  I’ve been able Read More …

Portage Glacier Winter Hike

When I first moved to Anchorage a friend showed me a photo of a fat-tire bike trip crossing a frozen lake to a brilliantly blue Portage Glacier.  I vowed then and there that I would head out on my own Portage Glacier Winter Hike or bike as soon as I could and eagerly waited for the lake Read More …

My First Winter In Alaska

I moved to Alaska last year and thought I’d just be here for a few months but after spending my first winter in Alaska now I’m excited to call myself an Alaskan!  Most Alaskans say the best time in this beautiful state is over the summer when there are endless days and beautiful mountains to Read More …

Exploring the Eklutna Lake Trail

Winter in Alaska brings lots of snow to already stunning landscapes like Eklutna Lake and when the scene gets covered in a fresh white blanket the whole states gets even more picturesque.  With fresh powder coming down twice last week it was an easy choice to pack up my cross-country skis and head out on the Read More …

40 Best Hikes in Asia

If you’re anything like me then you know one of the best ways to experience a new place is through hiking and over the last four years I’ve had the good fortune of exploring some of the best hikes in Asia.  I’ve seen amazing sunrises from breathless mountaintops and islands, hiked to a blue fire Read More …

Is This the Best One Bag Travel Bag?

I had seen and heard good things about Cabinzero when they contacted me saying they wanted to send me a bag!  They were confident that I would love their bag and wanted me to try one so I could share with all my experience with you, my readers.  I was excited for the Military 44L Read More …

3 Must-See Waterfalls in Dalat, Vietnam

Dalat is one of the most popular vacation cities among Vietnamese people and well known to tourists for all of the  incredible waterfalls in Dalat.  Many people visit Dalat every year for an adventure activity known as Canyoning, essentially climbing down waterfalls.  Even if you aren’t here to climb down the falls you’ll still find lots Read More …

Jungle Trekking to Village Homestays in Nepal

It was the evening after I’d been roared at by a wild tiger that I met British zoologist, John Sparshatt, in Thakudwara, Nepal.  I quickly grew to know him as Jungle John and he told me we could trek through the jungle to a village homestay not too far from here.  We were sharing a starlight Read More …

A Year of Adventure Live, Travel, Teach – 2017

I kicked off 2017 with a road trip around Japan as the year quickly turned into a whirlwind of adventure here on Live, Travel, Teach.  Sometimes I can’t believe half of what I did was actually real, but somehow it was.  I pulled off an 8-month farewell tour of Asia including in two more epic road trips, Read More …

Dozens of Facts You Didn’t Know about the Philippines!

After two trips to the Philippines and quite a few to other Southeast Asian countries, I feel that I need to fill you in on a few lesser known facts about the Philippines.  My adventures in the Philippines weren’t exactly to secret hideaways.  Plenty of travel bloggers have written about Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan with countless Read More …