2015 Indochina

Cambodia - Angkor Archaeological Park - Bayon
At the end of 2015 I went backpacking in four countries in the Mekong region of Indochina: Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. Highlights included the majestic Temples of Angkor, pristine beaches of Sihanoukville, lantern-lit streets of Hoi An, and outdoor beauty of Vang Vieng. I returned home from this trip with over 5000 photos! Check out the photo gallery to see 367 of the photos. If you’re interested in a closer look at trip itinerary, then see the 27 trip posts. The trip posts feature brief descriptions and photos of the places I visited.

2015 Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru

Columbia - Manizales - Coffee Beans
Coffee Beans
During the summer of 2015 I spent five weeks traveling from Cartagena to Lima, seeing landscapes as varied as the Caribbean coast, the high mountain Andes, and the Amazon rainforest. Highlights included staying at a Colombian coffee plantation, meeting Roberto Escobar, and playing soccer with locals in Ecuador. See the 19 trip posts for descriptions and photos of the places I visited. Check out the photo gallery to browse all 167 photos on a single page.

2014 Nepal and India

India - Agra - Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
At the end of 2014 I spent 36 days exploring Nepal and northern India. I traveled overland from Kathmandu to Mumbai through the Himalayas, the Thar Desert, and subtropical forests. Highlights included spotting rhinos and tigers in the Chitwan and Bandhavgarh National Parks, watching the sun rise over the Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi, and visiting Rajasthani palaces. Check out the photo gallery (186 photos) to see Nepal and India through the lens of my camera. You can also peruse the 25 trip posts for a closer look at the places I visited.

2013 Peru and Bolivia

Peru - Machu Picchu - View
Machu Picchu
During the summer of 2013 I trekked the classic Inca Trail in Peru. After four days of trekking in the Andes, I arrived at Machu Picchu, which is as spectacular of a site as it appears in photos. Other highlights included watching the condors soar over Colca Canyon and a homestay with a family in Raqchi. Check out my photo gallery (152 photos) to see photos of Machu Picchu and other places that I visited during my three weeks in Peru and Bolivia. For a more in-depth look at the trip, read the 21 trip posts.

2012 Brazil

Brazil - Morro de São Paulo - Beach
Morro de São Paulo
During the summer of 2012 I traveled to Brazil with my sister to visit my dad and stepmom. We stayed for five nights at my dad’s home in Presidente Prudente, and then spent 2.5 weeks traveling from Fortaleza to Salvador. In addition to spending time with my family, highlights of the trip included partying with locals in Fortaleza after a soccer match, exploring Jericoacoara on a dune buggy, and joining a procession of drummers and dancers in the streets of Salvador. Check out the 15 trip posts for descriptions, photos, and videos of the places we visited. A photo gallery with all 91 photos is also available.

2011 USA

USA - South Dakota - Badlands NP - Road to the Badlands
During the summer of 2011 I went on my second cross country road trip–a month-long trip from New York City to Seattle. I was experimenting with social media during this time and live blogged from my phone during the trip. I supplemented the 23 trip posts and photo gallery (45 photos) with photos from my camera after returning home, but the content is still a bit light and Facebook-esque. My blog was born out of this trip, but now I live in the moment while traveling and publish meatier content after returning home.