Why did I sing "Safe and Sound" by Taylor Swift? Oh I don't know, maybe the ruined hotel reminded me of war and battles, which reminded me of the Hunger Games, which reminded me of its incredible soundtrack? Anyway, I hope you like it.
Singing Folk Songs on the Hills
The reefy beaches mean tourists barely come here, making it a nice spot for a little jam of one of my favorite country folk songs by Johnny Cash.
The Great Divide: The Inevitable Truth of Traveling
The sad reality of travel to certain places is watching children spend their days with palms held out, staring at your oily sunburnt ass on the beach playing Candy Crush on an iPad worth more than their home.
Into the Desert: A Week in an Oasis
We found ourselves in the middle of the Zagora desert, surrounded by palm trees, gardens, and sleepy kitties.
12 Amazing Experiences I’m Thankful For in 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, I have to take a moment to appreciate the amazing year I’ve had. All the generosity I’ve received, the beautiful people I met, and the wonderful experiences simply can’t go unmentioned. I can’t think back to this year without a smile, as it was a marathon of priceless moments, … Continue reading 12 Amazing Experiences I’m Thankful For in 2017
Morocco’s Most Relaxing: Essaouira
The fat healthy stray cats that fill the fishing village of Essaouira reflects the vibe of this town -- totally chill.
A Real Working Holiday at a Moroccan Surf Camp
Teaching yoga, learning to surf, all while filling our bellies with delicious pancakes working at a Moroccan Surf Camp.
Taste of Moroccan Hospitality: Hitchhiking Across the Country
Our faith in Morocco was quickly restored as we hitchhiked from Casablanca to Agadir, where we experienced incredible hospitality and kindness throughout our 460km journey.
A Moroccan Journey: The Noisy City of Casablanca
We encountered our biggest culture shock and rude awakening at the noisy city of Casablanca, a city that does not quite live up to its romantic name...
A Moroccan Journey Begins: Marrakesh
Our first step on the African continent - the stylish, bustling red city of Marrakesh. With hagglers always ready to pounce, make sure you never look lost!
Budget Traveler: European Camping Trip
It's never too early to start planning (or fantasizing) the next big summer camping trip.
Budget Traveler: 7 Best Things to Do When Traveling Alone
Traveling solo? From walking tours to making up a new identity, there's plenty to do in a city even if you're there by yourself. Never fear traveling alone again with this to-do list!
As an American, What This Election Really Means
The only choice we can have, as internationally-traveled, educated, and privileged American citizens, is to make it our daily duty to defend those who are alienated and disrespected by their nation.
Budget Traveler: How to Do More While Spending Less
Getting to travel for six months while only spending half the budget -- find out my secret weapon to spending time abroad long term.
Off to Europe!
What other way to explore the endless greatness of Europe, than to buy a 1-way ticket to Paris and just see how it goes?
Budget Traveler: The Ultimate American Road Trip
Every American should go on a road trip to the West Coast, and we weren't gonna let the lack of dough stop us.
The Journey Continues
Since the last time I wrote, I had a road trip across West America, went to 5 new European countries, swam in the Mediterranean, and the journey is just getting started.
Red Crossin’ in Texas
In this page you will learn about what it's like to volunteer for the Red Cross, and why people "Keep Austin Weird."
Weekend at Green Island
Green Island is known to most by its sea life and amazing scuba diving, but the small island off of Taiwan's eastern coast offers so much more to explore!
Abandoned Factories in Longdong
An abandoned factory off the shores of Longdong surprised us with an urban exploration wonderland, as we roamed the eerie premise.
Reminiscing Perfect Taipei Days
Traveling has just begun -- but taking a break from the adventure has me reminiscing the good old days in Taipei.
Getting Acquainted with Mount Fuji
Have you ever walked away from a famous destination or gorgeous tourist attraction feeling like you didn't get enough of the place? Perhaps wishing you got to see it from different angles, different weather, different seasons, or even got to know the people and the stories behind the attraction? That is how I feel every time I … Continue reading Getting Acquainted with Mount Fuji
A Quick City Escape: Sandiaoling Hiking Trail (三貂嶺)
Following my mother to a religious ritual introduced me to Sandiaoling(三貂嶺), a quiet hiking trail home to waterfalls, abandoned buildings, and some exciting rope-climbing treks.
The Ultimate Guide to Taroko Gorge
All the information out there about visiting the Taroko National Park can be quite confusing - especially because of the language barrier. Here's everything you need to know about visiting one of the most beautiful places in Taiwan.
The Taroko Gorge Escape
Behind the breathtaking cliffs of Taroko National Park sits a stone church with a lot of romantic history, while we tread untrodden tracks at the Zhuilu Old Trail.
National Taiwan Utopia
A stroll at National Taiwan University had me wishing I was back in college... Maybe it's not too late to consider a career in Medicine.
Hiking Qixing Mountain
Rid of a full time job, time to tick and re-tick off some items on my Taiwan bucket list. For the first adventure as a free agent, I knew I had to revisit the beautiful sights of Qixing Mountain, one of the peaks of the Yangminshan National Park with the bestest of views.
Nightlife never runs out of steam in Taipei for all types of partygoers, including live Ska music.
Light Up The Dark
First night of Funemployment! Time to embrace the new freedom and experience new things - starting with the touristy yet surprisingly rewarding Lantern Festival.
Allowing Myself to be Unemployed
For the first time in 8 years, I'm allowing myself to be unemployed. See why I've chosen to drop a stable full-time job and salary for an adventure.