5 Awesome Things To Do in Lisbon, Portugal

I wanted to come back to Lisbon, Portugal for the 4th time because it was the major European capital I’d spent the least amount of time and was relatively unfamiliar-at least to my standards. I wanted to get to know the city and the surrounding areas on my weeklong Portuguese trip that included 3 days […]

Road Trip Around Washington State

Washington State, not Washington DC, is one of the most beautiful places in America. I have visited Washington State twice before, both times to Seattle and both trips revolved around sporting events-I tend to do that! This time, I planned a road trip around Washington State that would include visits to all three US National […]

5 Essential Places to Visit in Cuba

Ever since December when there were public comments by the government about potentially lifting the 50-year embargo on Cuba, people have been asking me non-stop about Cuba. Is it safe to go to Cuba? What’s it like in Cuba? Is everything going to change once Americans are allowed to go to Cuba? How can you […]

22 Passport Stamps You’ve Never Seen Before

If you love to travel then you probably love getting passport stamps as well. I love passport stamps and especially rare ones from remote islands or tough to get visas. I was flipping through my passport the other night and thought it would make a fun post to put up pictures of 22 passport stamps […]

How I Got Started

I get so many emails asking so many different questions everyday that it would be impossible for me to answer them all. So I’ve decided to answer some common questions as blog posts from time to time. For my first question, I’m going to answer how I got started and some advice on how you […]

Essential Guide to El Nido, Philippines

El Nido is a very small town and area of rock islands in the north of the island of Palawan in the Philippines. El Nido is a bit of a pain to get to and it’s not currently big on the tourist map. However, it should be and it is coming. El Nido is one […]

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River

A few years ago, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River was named one of the new seven wonders of nature. At the time, it was one of two that I had not been to: the other being Komodo Island. So when the opportunity for this cruise on the Azamara Quest came up and I saw I […]

My Year in Travel 2014

2014 was a pretty amazing year for me. My year in travel 2014 was focused mainly on work trips but I still managed to get a lot of fun trips in there as well and achieved some really cool travel goals and just goals in general. I also achieved my goal of being home more […]

South Pole Video

It’s the day after Christmas so exactly one week since my friends and I stood at the bottom of the world. My good friend Patrick put together this amazing South Pole video. It’s a great watch and really captures the experience of the day from the nervous excitement and anxiety, to relief, to pure elation […]

How I Made it to the South Pole

I made it to the South Pole!!! After years of planning, attempting, failing and tons of time, energy and money-I finally made it to the South Pole and it was every bit as incredible as I knew it would be. Standing at the bottom of the world, where so few have been before me, was […]