So what do I think about Shanghai? I won’t lie, I have mixed feelings. On one hand, it has arresting views of skyscrapers, impressive architecture, excellent spa treatments, great luxury shopping (there are as many Gucci shops as there are Starbucks, I kid you not), and a food scene to match. It is energetic, diverse, and […]
Mono Lake. I’ve wanted to visit and take photos there for years and years. You can read all the Wikipedia details about it here, but to really appreciate just how interesting (cool, bizarre, weird, wild, otherworldly, etc.) it can be, one has to experience it in person. Among the treats to see are these tufa, […]
1. To experience a plane landing on water There is honestly nothing quite like a journey in a sea plane! Taking off from and landing on the azure blue ocean that makes up most of the Maldives is something you won’t forget in a hurry. On my first ever seaplane journey, not five seconds after […]
One of the first things I do at Burning Man each year is head out to the Playa to visit the Man. It’s a way of paying homage. Given that the annual event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada wouldn’t exist without the Man and his appointment with fire, my ‘pilgrimage’ seems appropriate. […]
You meet interesting people when you walk cross a new country.
I met a man from Argentina who was wearing the ugliest red sweater. He wore it every time that I saw him. He didn’t have much of a sense of style. He didn’t seem to care. He studied physics, back in his home country.
We met in Munich, but I took this picture of him in Amsterdam at the Van Gogh Museum. It was the last day that I saw him in person.
We still talk from time to time.
Sometimes when you adventure, you need to adventure like a captain. Hiking down train tracks, my friend and I found ourselves following the banks of a river. We walked for hours. Eventually we decided to stop and eat lunch. I got a fire going while my friend got lunch started on the camping stove.
But, our campfire luncheon wouldn’t be complete without a sip or two with the captain!
Get out there and find yourself an adventure.