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The Traveler’s Eye: The Curious Farmers of the Mountains of Laos

The Traveler’s Eye is a series about the stories behind some of my favorite travel photography I’ve taken over the years. Last week I told the story behind a photo I took when I taught child monks in Burma to play Frisbee. This week I’ll tell you the story about some curious farmers in the mountains of Laos.

My buddy Dave and I feeling guilty about a recent party binge in Vang Vieng decided that it was appropriate to take a 2 day trek through the mountains…

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Save a Life on Your Adventure: How To Do C.P.R.

Yesterday I completed my First Aid/CPR/AED training through the American Heart Association.  With all my research into safe travel and first aid kits in the past I honestly have to say I have no idea why I didn’t do this sooner.  I paid $45 USD for the certification and took a three hour long class, but I know you can find places that will you teach you for free without the certification (highly recommend it).  Additionally, if you are in the US and looking for a place to take a class every…

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Mammoth Cave National Park: Going Underground in the World’s Largest Cave System

Underneath the bluegrass of Kentucky lays a series of seemingly endless caverns that wind their way like the cardiovascular system of the Earth into depths unknown. This system of natural tunnels tell the story of man throughout time; they were the host of lost Native American rituals dating back as far as 30 B.C., the hideout for bootleggers during the dark dry days of American prohibition, a catacomb for the dead, and an unlikely escape from societal hierarchy for the slaves who worked in the caves with white men nearly as equals.

This maze of caverns, a…

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Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: Bruce Lee and The Rolling Stones

Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: Bruce Lee and The Rolling Stones

Traveling, like life, has its ups and downs. Sometimes you miss trains, sometimes you don’t have enough time to see that one place you really wanted to, and other times you have to say goodbye to that girl you fell in love with for just a day. You live in a stasis of impermanence on the road, constantly a transient guest. So, with a little help from Bruce Lee and a little ambiance from The Rolling Stones maybe we can…

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The Traveler’s Eye: Teaching Little Monks to Play Frisbee in Burma

The Traveler’s Eye is a new series about the stories behind some of my favorite travel photography I’ve taken over the years.

On a sunny day in Bagan, Myanmar, once known as Burma, my three college buddies and I were traversing the pagodas and temples by bicycle.  Bagan is the biggest temple site in the world, consisting of over 2,200 temples, and is ripe for exploration.

In all of our adventures one thing we always like to do is throw some from Frisbee since we all played Ultimate together back in university and because discs…

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7 Ways to Travel In and Around Bangkok Thailand

Bangkok is the heart of Thailand, the biggest travel hub in South Asia, and one crazy chaotic wild human zoo.  In the words of Sir David Attenborough, “Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond.”

When you’re traveling around “the back of beyond” with almost 6.5 million people and endless streets you’re going to need a little help. Here’s five ways to get in and around the BKK.

1.    Tuk Tuks

A Tuk Tuk is a 3 wheeled motorized taxi usually driven…

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