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.
One year ago today, I was finally coming home. That plane ride marked the last flight of my 16 months of travel around the world. It was a bittersweet 24 hours of occasional sleep, reflection, anticipation, and tears. I was excited to see my friends and family again, but was also upset to leave behind … Continue reading How 16 Months of Travel Stays with You
We dropped down slowly into the murky water. I could see nothing around me except for the occasional curious fish. Anticipation and fear seeped in as we dropped lower and lower. 10 meters, 12 meters, 13, 14, 15… Still nothing but the endless blue of the sea. Suddenly, a colorful surface bloomed up in front … Continue reading The S.S. Yongala Diving Experience
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