15 days exploring the unique wildlife of the Galapagos and lush cloud forests of Ecuador.
A 40-mile trailrun to the coast to celebrate my 40th birthday, we started in Palo Alto and ran to Pescadero.
Starting with sunrise on Haleakala, we descend into the crater of the volcano, winding our way to the sand and sea.
Crossing the border with Cambodia, I head up the coast by motorbike, bus, and train, exploring the Mekong Delta, the limestone caves of Phong Nha, and Hanoi.
I set out on a quest to find the best udon in Japan, traveling from the Yamazaki distillery in Osaka, to Halloween night in modern Tokyo.
My journey through Japan starts in Kyoto where I learned of an ancient pilgrimage route called the Kumano Kodo.
Starting with explorations by bike in Amsterdam, I travel through Brussels and Bruges, sampling beers and chocolate, ending my European travels in Spain.
Bikes, clean air, outdoor markets and free education - there's a lot to like about Scandinavia. Travels through Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm.
Scandinavians love biking. Whether new or vintage, commuting or for exercise, bikes are a part of daily life, and each bike is unique in style and function.
An influx of young and creative squatters developed into an underground community taking to the streets and alleys at night to express themselves.
While in Vienna, some fellow travelers mentioned that they were headed to Ljubljana. I had never even heard of the place, but my mind was made up.
Metelkova is an artist collective in the center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Once a military barracks, its buildings were taken over by squatters in 1993.
From Istanbul, I traveled to Plovdiv, Bulgaria and up to Vienna, Austria, discovering an international folk music festival and band along the way.
The frenetic congestion of Istanbul stands in stark contrast to the serene natural beauty of the Turquoise Coast and Lycian Way in southern Turkey.
The city of Buda, situated on the hill to the West and the city of Pest across the Danube river below. In 1873, the two cities were united to become Budapest.
I heard Prague had great cheap beer and wonderful architecture. Without any additional research, I booked a flight for the Czech Republic the following day.
Cafes, museums, restaurants and romantic streets - there is so much to enjoy in Paris - too much for a single weekend, but it was all the time we had.
Starting in Leon, I walked 320km to Santiago in 10 days. While having started on my own, I completed my journey with six friends I met along The Way.
Spain is a country full of passion with an appreciation for long meals and late nights. 5 days in Madrid, then off to Barcelona by train and up to Figueres.
With a dramatic backdrop of three volcanic peaks, Arequipa provides access to a range of outdoor activities, including hiking into the oasis in Colca Canyon.
Cusco is built of cobblestone streets and carved stone. Its narrow roads reveal an intertwined network of little shops and restaurants to be explored.
Over 40,000 km of trails connected the Inca empire. We set out to traverse a mere 38 of those kilometers in three days, then explore Machu Picchu on day four.
Our class started with a walk to the local market to purchase our ingredients for pisco Sours, Lomo Saltado and Crema de Maíz.
New York City was my last stop in the US before departing for Perú, and it provided an opportunity to simply explore without a set agenda.
This is a one-way trip, all 3,491 miles of it. From Palo Alto, California, I head up to Seattle, down through Arizona, and out to Boulder, Colorado.
Starting in San Francisco, the plan was to head up the coast stopping at one brewery per day on my way to Seattle and back again. Seems simple enough.
Backpacking into the rainforest - Part of the Olympic National Park, the Enchanted Valley Trail is a 13-mile trek along the east fork of the Quinault River.
My round-the-world travels start with a trip home to Maui. There's no better way to kick it off than sunrise and a hike through Haleakala crater on day one.