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Photos: Honolulu

Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022 | Photo Gallery

Hawaii's "Big Smoke"
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Photos: Maui

Monday, 15 Aug 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Desert Nostalgia

Saturday, 30 Jul 2022 | Views [23]

Phoenix is a huge city! Driving from Glendale to Chandler (northwest to southeast) takes the better part of two hours, so I can only imagine how long it would take to walk or ride my bike all over town, especially in triple-digit heat. Arizona called ... Read more >

Photos: Phoenix

Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022 | Photo Gallery

Valley of the Sun
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California Coast by Thumb

Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019 | Views [204]

What a past few days this has been? Is there ever a dull moment on my travels? Even if there is I can make a cool story out of it. I'm in California for a couple of weeks to do some filming for Fearless Journey, as we've finally got funding! From Pape'ete ... Read more >

Photos: California Coast

Sunday, 3 Nov 2019 | Photo Gallery

Hitchhiking from San Francisco to LA
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A Globetrotter in Harlem

Friday, 30 Nov 2018 | Views [312]

Waking up in East Harlem, commonly called Spanish Harlem, I was ready to tackle my globetrotting spirit again. Walking through Manhattan you see how things change quickly. In Lower Manhattan you'll see guys with tailored suits and girls with designer ... Read more >

Photos: New York

Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Every Country, One City

Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 | Views [334]

Welcome to the city of all cities: New York City. People from all corners of the globe dream of coming here, whether it's for a better opportunity, the pulsating vibe, shopping for a new handbag, to have the bragging rights of being here, or even just ... Read more >

Photos: Philadelphia

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Photo Gallery

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Grilly Philly

Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Views [831]

Over the weekend, I'd visit my sister in a city that's famous for cream cheese and being the birthplace of the USA. Philadelphia, that is. My third sister, Ashley works at a law firm and lives with her boyfriend, Juan, who is from Colombia. Before our ... Read more >

Photos: Vermont

Sunday, 4 Jun 2017 | Photo Gallery

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Maple Syrup & Quaker Oats

Sunday, 4 Jun 2017 | Views [365]

I'm gonna regret not trying poutine (fries topped with gravy and cheese) in Quebec! Looks like I'll have to journey north again. As I hitchhiked through the gorgeous Quebec countryside, it took several lifts to finally reach the US border. A local took ... Read more >

My Family

Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Views [577] | Comments [1]

As often as I travel, one may assume I don't have any family. My friends across Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere, as dear as they are, have never met any of my family. For the first time in 15 years, all six of us would convene for Mother's Day.... Read more >


Friday, 12 May 2017 | Views [826]

After many years, I'm back in a town I lived in as a young boy: Easton, Pennsylvania. Easton is rather nondescript although it's one of the oldest towns in the US. Home to maybe 25,000 people, the most iconic landmarks are the Dixie Cup and the Crayola ... Read more >

Photos: Lehigh Valley

Friday, 5 May 2017 | Photo Gallery

Easton, Bethlehem, and the surrounding area
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Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.

Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | Views [715]

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co. is a fabulous wine bar in the heart of the Whiteaker District. Before tonight I'd never even been to a wine bar but as a warm up to my coming-soon time in Spain I thought I'd sit at the bar, order a bottle, and indulge.... Read more >

Photos: Oregon

Saturday, 18 Jan 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Friends, coffee, and Seahawk Fever!

Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | Views [1109]

I'm on a skidaddle; a "Seattle Skidaddle" that is, filled with friends, 12-cent coffee, Seahawk fever, and Ethiopian girls coming at me marvelling at my jersey. Brian and Bree picked me up last night and dropped me at the Green Tortoise Hostel, located ... Read more >

My 29th, Seattle style!

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | Views [1458] | Comments [1]

Today I'm 29, and I'm in Seattle! There aren't many places better where I can celebrate! And there couldn't be a better friend and her family who could make it special! This morning I was up extra early due to Bree having an orientation at the University ... Read more >

Photos: Snoqualmie Falls

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

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VIPs at Microsoft

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | Views [900]

Today I learned an important and powerful travel lesson. It was a mostly chill-out morning with a little drizzle and we sat around the house for awhile. These past few days I've been anxious to go to Victoria as a pre-birthday trip but Brian said we're ... Read more >


Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | Views [981]

Over the course of my travels I've stayed with many lovely people and many lovely families. The other day, Brian and I pulled up to the home of Bree and her family with roses and a bottle of wine in hand. Bree is Brian's friend. Her younger sister is ... Read more >

The Emerald City

Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | Views [1426]

Seattle! The city of Starbucks, loads of rain, a great vibe, and even more greenery. The Emerald City is a gorgeous city! The "American Amazon" in the words of a wise traveller. I simply love it here! I was here three years ago and now I'm back. Brian, ... Read more >

Photos: Redwood Forest

Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

California's mighty redwoods!
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Photos: Rocky Mountain National Park

Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Rockies in a day

Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Views [728]

On my seemingly endless travel quest, the only time I'd ever seen the Rocky Mountains was out the 12" by 8" window of an airplane...until today. Jace and I have been having a blast in Fort Collins but today it was Anna's turn to spend time with me. She ... Read more >

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Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | Views [1676]

Jace was unable to pick me up after flying into Denver, so this provided me with an opportune time to add more distance to my "hitchhiking CV." First I was picked up by a young man from Saudi Arabia who stocked me up with snacks for my journey, and then ... Read more >

Photos: Fort Collins

Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Horsetooth Reservoir, Old Town, and surrounding areas
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Photos: Tucson

Saturday, 15 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Desert memories!

Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | Views [1692]

Brian and I crossed the border into Arizona after visiting White Sands and driving seemingly endlessly along the I-10. Almost instantaneously, various memories were brought back to me since I lived in Marana, Arizona as a little boy. Memory #1: Gorgeous ... Read more >

Photos: White Sands

Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

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White Sands National Monument

Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | Views [878]

Whenever I set my heart on a place I want to visit I always seem to make it there, whether it's Australia, Cuba, Ethiopia, Zion National Park, or wherever. Someway, somehow, I always find my way. Today, Brian and I would make it to White Sands, ... Read more >

Photos: Ruidoso

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

"Top of the World" of New Mexico
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Land of Enchantment, Kaitlyn's way

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | Views [1538]

After only two nights in Texas I was ready to get the hell out! Even Brian complains about it and he's from Texas! He can't stand the humidity but I can't stand everything being spread out and all the Republican-ness, as in seeing a Mitt Romney bumper ... Read more >

Photos: Roswell

Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

Roswell, New Mexico
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Photos: San Antonio

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Alamo and the Lone Star road

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | Views [755]

There's no getting around San Antonio by bicycle! Everything is so spread out and everywhere you go there's "Go Spurs Go" displayed with a cult-like status. Coffee was free at Valero since they won last night so that was the first stop. Brian ... Read more >

Photos: Eastern Sierras

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | Photo Gallery

Sierra Nevada Mountains!
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Kearsarge Pass

Saturday, 25 May 2013 | Views [1272]

Oh, California! How beautiful you are! With all my travels I haven't seen much of the state that I've called home most of my life, but here I am in the Eastern Sierras sitting by the fire. I reckon I must tell you about the Kearsarge Pass, but more importantly ... Read more >

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