How to Overcome a Fear of Flying (Part 2)

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on After only a few minutes in the air, I felt like my life was in danger. The flight started normally - the door closed, the flight attendants and pilot greeted passengers on the loudspeakers, and we gained altitude.  Moments later we hit turbulence.  For a few seconds the plane... Continue Reading →

So This is Neiva

Neiva, Colombia in April of 2022. It was around 2pm when my body began to feel warm. The brightness of the bedroom was inescapable because the sun was radiating with full force. I tried for a moment to hide underneath the covers of the bed, pretending that the day hadn’t started yet. It was no... Continue Reading →

How to Drift in Tokyo

Here's a quick guide of some fun things to do in Tokyo 🙂

Exploring Kyoto, Japan

Before and during Jack’s and my journey through Asia, we’d been doing our best to cajole friends to come and join us. For a couple months we dangled the offer of delicious food, affordably priced experiences, and a hangout session with two well-rounded guys.  It took some time but eventually two friends, Becca and Stella,... Continue Reading →

Around Zhangjiajie and Shanghai

Once upon a time, Jack and I found ourselves in Zhangjiajie..

Naked in China

One afternoon Jack and I found ourselves in Beijing, China. Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and was founded in 1045 BC. With an urban population of about 21 million, we were leaving one gigantic city (Hong Kong) and replacing it with another. As our plane from Hong Kong taxied on... Continue Reading →

Bahts, Wats, and Feeling Krabi

Once upon a time in Southern Thailand...

To Live and Die in Surat Thani

One week ago my best friend Jack and I were using the Grab app to go between places in Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok.  Today we find ourselves on a rain-soaked tropical island that’s been described as a destination for “hedonistic hippies”, also known as Kho Pha Ngan. Traveler’s don’t have access to Grab in this... Continue Reading →

Letters from Bangkok

Today is Sunday, at least in Jack’s and my part of the world. At this hour, our friends and families in California are most likely getting ready for bed. However, in Bangkok, Thailand the sun is shining and shortly it’ll be lunchtime. It’s hard to imagine that our trip to Asia started exactly a week... Continue Reading →

Chapter One: Two Friends in Asia

There exist few books that I can say are a personal favorite, but some stick out in my often fleeting memory.  Everything I Never Told You by Chelsea Ng, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel GarcĂ­a Márquez are three that I like to recommend friends in need... Continue Reading →

Essential Tools for Solo Travelers

Travel... It could take the form of diving face first into an ocean of a far off place, or even plunging into the next paragraph of a really interesting book. Whichever way and whatever the medium, traveling gives us all something: a sensation of freedom, creativity, curiosity, and ultimately enjoyment. It’s a joy of life... Continue Reading →

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