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I've been running in the mornings for about three weeks out of the last month while based here in San Jose, Costa Rica. A hangover break was necessary January 1st, but running resumed on January 2nd. The track had 400%…
A global citizen is a person who sees themselves as a member of the 'global community' rather than a specific place or nation. No matter where they are in the world, they recognize that their actions and words have an…
Walking past perfect little brownstones bordered by perfectly-sized trees full of leaves on a seemingly perfect Old Town street on a crisp perfect September afternoon reminds me of my perfect existance. Wait. No it doesn't. I loved these streets of…
Many new travelers I meet on the road have a certain thing in common- they've been through a horrible breakup. After their breakup, they dropped everything to travel to exotic countries alone. Some say they had been wanting to do…
National Geographic highlighted yet another amazing photographer, Aaron Ansarov, on his quest to photograph the Portuguese-man-of-war for nearly two years. Ansarov would catch washed up man-of-wars on his local Florida beach, photograph them, then later release them. Watch the video…
Dr. Seuss once said: “Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.” And its true. We no longer take in information as children do. We loose steam, forget to sleep, and stop fantasizing. Our dreams turn into 'cannot's'…
“Where should I go next?” she asked me holding a pen and pocket-sized notebook, a bandana pulling her short pixie-cut red hair back. She interrupted my focus on the bees as I photographed them carry pockets of pollen on the…
Traveling locally sometimes can be a scary experience. Language barriers, unpainted walls, and open-air tables can be intimidating for the novice traveler to approach. Questions like will I get ripped off, will I get sick from this food, will I…
I write often about the 'superman syndrome.' To clarify exactly what I mean by that the superman syndrome is when volunteers enters a project thinking they are going to save the children, the animals, or the world.This can be detrimental…
Reason #2:  A New Adventure I was eating my Chipotle burrito bowl on a snowy April afternoon when I eavesdropped on three students from my former university. They discussed Kant and Socrates, reciting from their books word for word before…