Welcome to the land of nomadic adventures. I am an aspiring world traveler who’s fascinated by the land beyond my own lawn. Eager to seek out beauty in other countries, I’ve pushed myself to pursue new experiences, climb new mountains, and admire new landscapes. Come share in my journey with me. And while you’re here, feel free to leave a comment or reach out.
My ankle ached in the large ice climbing boots. Each crampon-weighted step up the icy incline pressed on my bruised and swollen ankle. I ignored the pain and continued. This was just a short practice session to learn how to ice climb. I can handle that. My mountaineering expedition up Huayna Potosi was one of … Continue reading The Man-Eating Mountain: What 6,088 m (20,000 ft) of Mountain Has to Say About Life
I blazed down the steep, curvy road at top speed. Inside the cloud, I could barely see a few feet in front of me. The red shirt of the biker ahead of me murked in and out of vision. Water assaulted my face and covered my eyes, to the point where, even with eyes wide … Continue reading Biking Down Death Road, the World’s Most Dangerous Road
Traveling has a bad rap for being expensive. This is especially the case for tourist traps with economies that ride on the waves of visitors who flood in every season. Tour agencies, restaurants, and accommodation companies are expected to charge a premium to the wealthy foreigners with their wallets in vacation mode. However, despite these … Continue reading Unwittingly Saving Money Playing in the Atacama Desert
For me, dreams used to be those things that you say you will do when you are older, when you have more time, when you have more money, or when you have a better opportunity. But you never make plans to set them into motion. Recently, I have been living two of my major life … Continue reading Catalysts for a Dream: Three Things that Drove My Two Major Travel Decisions