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San Pedro, Ayahuasca, and Plant Medicines in Peru

Here is a personal tale and journey of plant medicines in Peru, including San Pedro and Ayahuasca. This stuff is real: not just hippy-woo-woo crap! The post San Pedro, Ayahuasca, and Plan...


Costa Rica, Pura Vida

The one thing everyone says about Costa Rica is how lush it is. And despite having near drought conditions (it was the rainy season but there was little rain and we heard of water lock-of...


Why You Should Write

“That’s the promise: you will live more curiously if you write. You will become a scientist, if not of the natural world than of whatever world you care about. More of that world wi...


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Snowman Trek Time

It’s been a long time in the making (more than a year), but it’s finally time for the Snowman Trek. If you’re just now dropping in, the Snowman Trek is a 25-day, 220-mil...


Travelogues Series: Courage

Courage. To travel to cities alone with just a bag and without a map. To speak unfamiliar phrases with someone who may understand them. To choose feet over trains, and ditch trains for t...


The Curtis Hotel in Denver

On our recent visit to Denver, we stayed at The Curtis hotel in downtown Denver (as I mentioned in my post about us hiking). It was my first stay at The Curtis and I loved it because of h...


Brazil, The World Cup, and Traveling With Your Bros

About a year ago, four of my friends and I had the idea of going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. It was one of those things that seemed doomed from the very beginning: coordinating vaca...


Turning Fear Into Curiosity : On the Road with Audrey Scott and Dan Noll

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll have sold everything to travel the world—twice. After five years exploring Europe and being...


Seafood Dishes From the Road

Like a lot of people, I look forward to the foods of the cities I travel to as much as the sights and activities. I am passionate about food and because of that, there are places I’d retu...


6 Discoveries From Near and Far, Volume X

Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.


Brooklyn Bridge Engagement Session | Renata y Camilo

So incredibly excited to post these photos!!! Renata is Brazilian. Camilo is Colombian. They live in Canada. I am from Michigan. I live in Chile. We all came together for this incredible ...


Dinner at Madeleine Cafe with Chef Sebastian Torres

We went to Madeleine Cafe and Boulangerie as it was the week where their guest chef, Chef Sebastian Torres, visited Dubai to showcase his special French dishes. This was our second time i...


Travelogues Series: Where I talk about things I learned from my passion for travel

Diversity. Since it broadens your perspective. Since it makes you reconsider and think. Since it shows you the other side, another angle, and takes you on a different vantage point. Sinc...


Barratio: More than a Flea Market in Cusco, Peru

Barratio market in Cusco is much more than a flea market...it's an experience. Check it out in living colour with these pictures and stories. The post Barratio: More than a Flea Market in...


Lessons from the Journey: Unhappiness Can Lead to New Beginnings

“To the discontented man no chair is easy.” -Benjamin Franklin From my own 193-country journey to the stories of many other people who were kindly willing to share, The Happin...



This week only: free #Lisbon iPhone app!

Are you a Lisbon local, or planning to go there some time soon? Lisbon is our City of the week – the iPhone app is free from September 15th to September 21st (regular price: €3.59)!...


Where we stayed: Jetwing St. Andrews, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

I couldn’t wait to write the review for this hotel when we arrived in cool Nuwara Eliya after that scenic but rather challenging train ride from Colombo. I know I’ll have so m...


Travelogues Series: Where I talk about things I learned from my passion for travel

Gratefulness. For cheap flights to everywhere. For homes away from home. For beds that have taken me in. For sleepless nights and mornings spent sleeping in. For long car rides and spaci...


A Life That Matters

A lot of personal development writers use the phrase “a life that matters,” as in “Here’s how you live a life that matters.” But this phrase is problematic, ...


Travelogues Series: Where I talk about things I learned from my passion for travel

Patience. Because there will be a lot of people who will test it. Because there will always be long lines and extensive periods of waiting. Because some buses will be late for hours and ...


Paracas and the Islas Ballestas

If Dali designed a desert it would look a lot like Paracas. The surreal landscape of the Paracas Peninsula and the offshore Islas Ballestas are quite unlike anything we’ve encounter...


The one where ketchup won’t ever belong!

I could never understand *some* people from *certain* nationalities’ fascination about ketchup. I don’t really hate ketchup but I do believe just like any other condiments on ...


“Don’t have dreams. Have things you do”: Matt Krause’s Long Walk Across Turkey

This is a “quest” case study, a new feature focusing on quests and adventures of all kinds. (Read others or nominate yourself.) I met Matt in Istanbul last year, at the end of...