Full brain transplant – 7 weeks with no phone

I’ve been without a phone for 7 weeks now. It’s been, in a word, transformative.  At first I was uncomfortable not being able to take out the phone at any moment. I used to take it out at least 20 times a day. You sit down in a social area, a restaurant, a bar, chances... Continue Reading →

Kayaking (almost) the Entire Charles River: VIDEO

https://youtu.be/hb5L_YBnOUc "Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream / Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily. Life is but a dream."   -- Row, Row, Row Your Boat I'm doing adventures videos now. I hope you like this one. I spent about 800 hours learning how to use iMovie to make it. In October of 2017, I... Continue Reading →

5 countries in 1 day

I've been on tour with Slothrust in Europe for the last week, and so yesterday I set a personal record when we passed through 5 countries in 1 day. The countries, in order, were England (UK), France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany. The highlight was the ferry crossing from Dover, England to Calais, France. We drove... Continue Reading →

When hitchhiking goes wrong [026]

If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you're probably familiar with the feeling of desperately wanting to get out of Las Vegas. And if you left Las Vegas and drove west towards LA, you'd soon pass through the last town in Nevada, a place known to the locals as "Stateline." This is the small city... Continue Reading →

4 cheap and exotic countries for backpacking [011]

After 15 months of backpacking  around the world, I'm lucky to have experienced some amazing places. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order. Malaysia: I took this picture in Penang, which is an incredible city for street art. Malaysia, in general, is less touristy than its northern neighbor, Thailand, and it's just as beautiful. Go hiking in Cameron... Continue Reading →

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