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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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Traveling the World: A relationship between Humans and Animals

One of my passions, traveling or not, is animals.  Growing up in the countryside with a horse field in my backyard as a kid definitely helped nourish this, as well did trips to the zoo, camping, and watching animal documentaries on public television.

Traveling opens up the possibility to see some of your favorite animals in their native natural environments. Me, I’m a monkey man. I love monkeys. My favorite animal hands down is the Orangutan.  The Orangutan is the main reason I want to travel to Borneo. Sure Borneo has beaches, mountains, and diving but it’s the Orangutans I…

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Interview with Grandmaster Toddy Part 2: The Future of Muay Thai, MTV, and the Secret to Life

Yesterday you got to read part one of the interview, today I present part 2!

ST (Shameless Traveler)- I noticed now that your gym has a big focus now on training anyone, fighter or not? Can you tell me a little bit about why you offer to teach to anyone?

MT (Master Toddy)- Because I am not simply teaching only kick kick punch punch and fight. I will lay out a path step by step, I lay out a plan. I know what…

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Interview with Grandmaster Toddy Part 1: Muay Thai Legend, Total Badass, & Crocodile Wrestler

One of my goals is to fulfill my life’s dream of training with the best martial arts masters on the planet; a luxury traveling has afforded me.  I got to live out that dream while in Bangkok, Thailand when I studied under Muay Thai legend Grandmaster Toddy.  Having trained an abundance of champions in both Muay Thai and the UFC, Grandmaster Toddy’s legacy is cemented in history. Over a month of arduous training I got to know the man behind the legend and he agreed…

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