Sailing Around Ireland

Sailing Around Ireland

For years I have dreamed of learning to sail. I’m fascinated by the sailing lifestyle. The ability to take your home around the world using only wind? I mean come on. Who can’t get on board with that? There are so many ideas at play that I just love: minimalism,...
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

On my first morning in the Himalayas I stepped out of the tea house into the crisp mountain air. It was just after sunrise, the clouds still masked the surrounding peaks. I was up around 8,000 feet. I looked below a few thousand feet and saw lush green forest...
How I Climbed a Mountain in Patagonia and Named It

How I Climbed a Mountain in Patagonia and Named It

Day Fifty Two of Eighty: I found a leaf in my belly button. There is dirt and twigs embedded in my scalp. I have been wearing the same shirt, pants and pair of underwear for nearly 2 months. It is the middle of the night, but I don’t know the time, day, or date. No...
What is Jiu Jitsu? A Lesson for Travelers

What is Jiu Jitsu? A Lesson for Travelers

What is Jiu Jitsu? Why should I learn it? These are the main questions I had not more than a month ago when I was invited to China to take part in a 3 month full immersion Jiu Jitsu course. Now here I am, in Dali, China… and loving it! I’ve been training heavily 5...
The Blue City of Morocco

The Blue City of Morocco

In October of 2015 I stepped into what felt like another world Chefchaouen, Morocco, commonly referred to as the blue city, is unlike any other place I’ve visited. Nearly every building in the fortress town is painted a vibrant shade of blue—a strange and alluring...
Hitchhiking Iraq: Top Photos

Hitchhiking Iraq: Top Photos

Hitchhiking Iraq: Top Photos In April of 2015 I took a trip that pushed me further than I’ve gone since I started this journey. Traveling through Iraq was never even on my radar, until a fateful meeting with a native Iraqi while I was in Turkey. This trip was proof...
Conundrum Hot Springs: The Best Hot Springs In Colorado

Conundrum Hot Springs: The Best Hot Springs In Colorado

Conundrum Hot Springs – A Wilderness Paradise There I was sitting at 11,200 feet in a hot spring… naked. At around 11:30pm the full harvest moon rose up over the ridge top shining so brightly that you could see the yellow aspen leaves shimmering down...
Vipassana Retreat: 10 Days of Silent Meditation

Vipassana Retreat: 10 Days of Silent Meditation

Before the Vipassana Retreat… Today I’m starting a Vipassana retreat, 10 days of silent meditation near the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel. I won’t have access to any technology, not a book or even something to write with… I’ve never...