Thanks for visiting my blog. The blog is primarily made up of journal entries from my travels, especially the round-the-world trip I completed in 2003. I’m also including occasional random stories about making my way through this fantastic adventure we call life.


Most of the travel journals and photos are from my round-the-world adventure completed from September of 2002, to August of 2003. Several years after graduating from college and paying off my student loans, I decided I wanted to see the world. After many hours of brainstorming I planned an adventure that would challenge me and reward me in ways I never dreamed of. To save money I worked two jobs for a year, then hit the road with a little money in the bank and plans to meet a friend in Paris about twelve months later. During the trip I traveled to fifteen countries in South America and Europe. I never quite made it around the world, but I had the adventure of a lifetime trying. Since completing that trip I’ve made it my goal to find the same challenges and rewards in daily life I got from traveling for nearly twelve consecutive months. Writing is one of the passions I discovered, along with a love of learning, meeting new people, accomplishing goals, and becoming a better global citizen.

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Burning Man

As with most things in life, you get out of Burning Man what you put into it.  Unlike many things in life, Burning Man can be experienced thousands of different ways based on hundreds of factors.  First and foremost Burning Man is the world's largest and most fascinating outdoor interactive arts festival attended by thousands of eclectic, kind, compassionate and creative people.  Secondly, Burning Man is a huge party.  It's also community, Ted Talks, lectures, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, yoga, an ultra marathon, weddings, some naked people, creative costumes, drugs,...

Traveling to Yale University

Hallowed Halls

After the electricity and buzz of New York I needed a few days to rest my tired feet and weary head.   Yale University provided the perfect place for the kind of respite I needed. We all know how much I enjoyed college life, and as I continue to put off that thing I've heard so much about, something about a real world? Is that what it is? Anyway, Yale was the perfect place to rest, sit in a coffee shop, pretend I was a graduate student...

Buda, Praha, Paris

From Montenegro I continued my whirlwind tour of the Balkans and Eastern Block with a quick stop in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Dubrovnik is a gorgeous, thousand-year-old city perched on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. Easily one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities I've seen during my ten months of travel, it was a great spot to rest for a couple of days while soaking up the sun, wandering the narrow, marble lined alleys, and going for an occasional swim in the gorgeous, crystal clear water...

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego

After the splendid Torres del Paine trek in Chile, it was time to make my way back to Argentina. First I traveled south to Punta Arenas, Chile to see a penguin colony. I then caught a flight to Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern most town in the world. The flight into Ushuaia was beautiful and exhilarating. In gale force winds we took off from the Punta Arenas airport, but the ride was smooth and we were treated to some amazing scenery as we flew to the...