This story is from 2014 when I was still new to California and outdoors. The backstory is somewhat cliche, general frustrations with life and me trying to “find myself”. I found a meetup group which was run by a guy named M (it still is). I signed up on a beginner trip to summit Mount … More Shasta adventure
This might be the list for the decade or just the year. Who knows! Just putting it out there as a wishlist. Iceland winter Chile and Argentina. Patagonia backpacking Italian Dolomites Faroe islands Mount Assiniboine Trail, Banff at the intersection of fall and winter Berg lake trail in Jasper Death valley with the perfect moon … More The list
It was a crisp, sunny autumn day in Akureyri – the biggest city in northern Iceland. My agenda for the day was to see the northern lights. I had just been on a 10-day photography workshop with a big group of people. The workshop happened in Southern Iceland and after that, I drove … More Finding magic in the middle of nowhere
I have been to Yosemite around ten times in all seasons. Out of all the seasons, winter in Yosemite is the most magnificent. Every year just for a couple of weeks in February, the Horestail Fall in Yosemite National Park glows like flowing lava at sunset! On this particular day, it snowed on and off … More Yosemite
This itinerary has a lot of 4am wakeup calls and multiple days of 3 hour drives from Cusco. See my notes at the end for alternative choices. Day 1: Fly from SFO-Lima and Lima to Cusco. I did not spend any time in Lima but if you have the time, 1-2 days might … More Peru itinerary
If you have been to Bali and thought about how Bali might have looked like before the Western surfers and yogis discovered it, or if you happen to go to Bali in the future and start thinking about old Bali, take a boat to Nusa Penida! … More Nusa Penida, a little escape from Bali
The temples and Gods in Cambodia are massive, with steep steps and unique stone art. They take you back to an ancient age of rulers and religions and the mighty Khmer dynasty. … More Cambodia – temples and ruins
Hong Kong is basically a bunch of islands and mountains.. the skyscrapers rise from the sea and into the mountains. It’s a weird amalgamation of nature, skyscrapers, people and food! … More Hong Kong the Bourdain way!