Introduction

Welcome to my travel and photo blog. I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to have made a big dent in seeing the world. My favorite places tend to be the ones most people don’t think about going– Rwanda, Burma, Laos, Ethiopia. All amazing.

If you’re bored, scroll around– I’ve posted travel blogs of my volunteer trips to Africa and Asia, plus a ton of travel photos, and there’s even a handy map of everywhere I’ve been.

Besides traipsing around the globe? I just live my life. My basic philosophy is live and let live. Life is too short for regrets, or “woulda coulda shouldas,” so do what you want to do. Not in a screw everyone kind of way, but a healthy, “I’m going to live my life and not worry about what anyone else thinks about it” kind of way. I mean seriously, when you’re 112 (god willing) and on your death bed, are you going to give a shit what anyone thought about how you lived your life? Doubt it. That said, I do think we have a responsibility to make the world a better place whenever possible. So do something nice for somebody and live in a way you’ll know that you left this planet a little better than you found it.

Where I’ve Been

Where I've Been
48 COUNTRIES (SO FAR): Argentina, Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, USA, Vietnam

FARTHEST TO NEAREST:

Zanzibar, Tanzania (10,030 miles)
Nairobi, Kenya (9,658 miles)
Maasai Mara, Kenya (9,609 miles)
Lake Victoria, Kenya (9,496 miles)
Kigali, Rwanda (9,423 miles)
Masaka, Uganda (9,404 miles)
Kampala, Uganda (9,402 miles)
Tangalle, Sri Lanka (9,401 miles)
Virunga Mountains, Rwanda (9,372 miles)
Gisenyi, Rwanda (9,372 miles)
Ella, Sri Lanka (9,340 miles)
Kandy, Sri Lanka (9,324 miles)
Murchison Falls, Uganda (9,268 miles)
Cochin, India (9,252 miles)
Kerala, India (9,191 miles)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (9,100 miles)
Lalibela, Ethiopia (8,920 miles)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (8,784 miles)
Koh Yao Noi, Thailand (8,655 miles)
Bali, Indonesia (8,619 miles)
Kuching, Malaysia (8,438 miles)
Bangkok, Thailand (8,269 miles)
Yangon, Burma (8,257 miles)
Jodhpur, India (8,206 miles)
Jaisalmer, India (8,181 miles)
Kolkata, India (8,151 miles)
Siem Reap, Cambodia (8,149 miles)
Jaipur, India (8,125 miles)
Varanasi, India (8,105 miles)
Agra, India (8,074 miles)
Abu Simbel, Egypt (8,064 miles)
Chiang Mai, Thailand (8,052 miles)
Bagan, Burma (8,044 miles)
Delhi, India (7,990 miles)
Mandalay, Burma (7,956 miles)
Kathmandu, Nepal (7,898 miles)
Luxor, Egypt (7,888 miles)
Luang Prabang, Laos (7,860 miles)
Sandakan, Malaysia (7,845 miles)
Paro, Bhutan (7,819 miles)
Punakha, Bhutan (7,797 miles)
Gangtey, Bhutan (7,790 miles)
Bunaken, Indonesia (7,676 miles)
Hanoi, Vietnam (7,652 miles)
Cairo, Egypt (7,580 miles)
Bethlehem, Palestine (7,576 miles)
Jerusalem, Israel (7,572 miles)
Wadi Musa, Jordan (7,556 miles)
Nazareth, Israel (7,515 miles)
Yangshuo, China (7,247 miles)
Hong Kong, China (7,237 miles)
Chengdu, China (7,184 miles)
Ephesus, Turkey (6,994 miles)
Athens, Greece (6,893 miles)
Istanbul, Turkey (6,847 miles)
Shanghai, China (6,483 miles)
Rome, Italy (6,331 miles)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (6,301 miles)
Beijing, China (6,252 miles)
Florence, Italy (6,191 miles)
Salvador, Brazil (6,146 miles)
Venice, Italy (6,136 miles)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (6,122 miles)
Vienna, Austria (6,101 miles)
Krakow, Poland (6,088 miles)
Moscow, Russia (6,070 miles)
San Antonio de Areco, Argentina (6,060 miles)
Salzburg, Austria (6,030 miles)
Barcelona, Spain (5,998 miles)
Seoul, Korea (5,956 miles)
Prague, Czech Republic (5,944 miles)
Iguazu Falls, Argentina (5,867 miles)
Gdansk, Poland (5,812 miles)
Berlin, Germany (5,784 miles)
St. Petersburg, Russia (5,700 miles)
Kyoto, Japan (5,685 miles)
Lisbon, Portugal (5,668 miles)
Loire Valley, France (5,662 miles)
Paris, France (5,645 miles)
Tallinn, Estonia (5,639 miles)
Helsinki, Finland (5,599 miles)
Copenhagen, Denmark (5,594 miles)
Rouen, France (5,576 miles)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (5,554 miles)
Mont St Michel, France (5,526 miles)
Stockholm, Sweden (5,517 miles)
Dinan, France (5,516 miles)
Tokyo, Japan (5,477 miles)
London, England (5,441 miles)
Oslo, Norway (5,327 miles)
Kenmare, Ireland (5,108 miles)
Cuzco, Peru (4,477 miles)
Machu Picchu, Peru (4,432 miles)
Nazca, Peru (4,417 miles)
Lima, Peru (4,179 miles)
Iquitos, Peru (3,922 miles)
Massachusetts, USA (2,591 miles)
Hawaii, USA (2,475 miles)
New York, USA (2,446 miles)
Pennsylvania, USA (2,388 miles)
Alaska, USA (2,461 miles)
Virginia, USA (2,339 miles)
Florida, USA (2,333 miles)
South Carolina, USA (2,198 miles)
Cancun, Mexico (2,107 miles)
Merida, Mexico (1,965 miles)
Georgia, USA (1,932 miles)
Ohio, USA (1,892 miles)
Kentucky, USA (1,791 miles)
Oaxaca, Mexico (1,775 miles)
Illinois, USA (1,743 miles)
Louisiana, USA (1,669 miles)
Mexico City, Mexico (1,547 miles)
Missouri, USA (1,354 miles)
Kansas, USA (1,352 miles)
Texas, USA (1,237 miles)
Vancouver, Canada (1,080 miles)
South Dakota, USA (1,042 miles)
Washington, USA (960 miles)
Colorado, USA (830 miles)
Oregon, USA (826 miles)
Utah, USA (367 miles)
Arizona, USA (317 miles)
Nevada, USA (225 miles)
Ensenada, Mexico (179 miles)
Tijuana, Mexico (126 miles)
California, USA (0 miles)

Favorite Travel Photos

Bucket List

“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.”
– William Ross

  • Visit Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan
  • Stand in an ice cave
  • Visit Cuba
  • See the Nazca Lines
  • See a glacier up close
  • Make a personal logo
  • See the rock-carved churches in Ethiopia
  • Experience zero gravity
  • Cage dive with Great White Sharks
  • Ride a camel
  • Ride a jet ski
  • See Angkor Wat
  • Go backpacking in the wilderness
  • Get something patented
  • Attend the Summer Olympics
  • Solve a Rubik’s cube
  • See the statues on Easter Island
  • Go to a murder mystery dinner
  • Ride in a helicopter
  • Go snowboarding
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Visit Red Square in Moscow
  • Stay in an overwater bungalow
  • Go inside an igloo
  • Visit The Wave in Arizona
  • Go white water rafting
  • See paleolithic cave paintings up close
  • See the Dalai Lama speak
  • Jump off a cliff
  • Take a picture everyday for a whole year
  • Stand on top of a mountain
  • Experience a white Christmas
  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit the Bolivia salt flats
  • Go paint-balling
  • Photograph the Milky Way
  • Live in another country for at least 6 months
  • Go to an Arsenal match
  • Stay at an ice hotel
  • Ride a Segway
  • Participate in a tribal ceremony
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • See baobab trees and lemurs in Madagascar
  • Cook Christmas dinner from scratch
  • Make and bury a time capsule
  • Be an extra in a movie
  • Eat at a Michelin 3-Star restaurant
  • Volunteer in Africa
  • Go whale watching
  • Ride in a plane doing loops
  • Step foot in 100 countries (48 so far!)
  • Eat pizza in Naples
  • Travel through the Chunnel
  • Take a cooking class
  • See the Mona Lisa in the Louvre
  • Drive a car over 100 mph
  • Visit Timbuktu
  • Fly on a private jet
  • Learn to pilot a plane
  • Rescue a dog from an animal shelter
  • Get a tattoo
  • Stay at an underwater hotel
  • Go somewhere for a week with no plans
  • Go to the World Expo
  • Track gorillas in the wild
  • Visit a castle
  • See the new 7 wonders of the world:
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Learn another language and use it
  • See the cherry blossoms in Japan
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Go skydiving
  • Go to a presidential inauguration
  • See a Broadway show
  • Set foot on all 7 continents:
    Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Ride the Orient Express
  • Throw a dart at a map and travel to wherever it lands
  • Write a book
  • Visit Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic
  • See the Sistine Chapel
  • Go on an African safari
  • Learn how to play guitar
  • Hold a monkey
  • Enter a cooking competition
  • Visit Jerusalem
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Learn a martial art
  • Circumnavigate the globe in one trip
  • Go to the Super Bowl
  • Say yes to everything for an entire day
  • Become an early riser
  • Visit the White House
  • Visit my ancestral home
  • Go to a Bengals game
  • Stand on the equator
  • Learn from Buddhist monks
  • Visit the Berlin Wall
  • Pet a tiger
  • Visit Kyoto in the fall
  • Go to all four tennis majors:
    Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open
  • Be a member of a studio audience
  • Serve on a jury
  • Spend a night by myself on a deserted island
  • Attend a World Cup match
  • Visit a local festival
  • Swim with stingrays
  • See the pyramids in Egypt
  • Research my family tree
  • See the Grand Canyon as an adult
  • Fly first class
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands
  • Enter a photo competition
  • Try glassblowing
  • Learn how to scuba dive
  • Ride on the subway
  • Get paid to travel
  • Learn a magic trick
  • Ride on a bullet train
  • See the northern lights
  • Build something with power tools
  • Travel to Pompeii
  • Ride a motorcycle
  • See Mount Everest up close
  • Watch a meteor shower
  • Visit all 50 states in the US
  • Visit Iguazu, Niagra and Victoria Falls
  • Travel to the Amazon