Let It Slow: 16hrs Hakuba -> Tokyo

The door to the pachinko parlor slid open as we walked past and out roared the raucous clatter of Japan’s biggest gaming obsession. A chaotic combination of pinball, slot machine, and arcade game, pachinko is…

An Incursion Into Duality: On Travel and What If in Nova Scotia

I punched the gas to catch my next breath. It felt like a child grasping at the last strands of a balloon slipping through their fingers. The engine thundered, wind lashed against the moving steel,…

Storytelling Starts With Connection

Scrambling over rocks, climbing among foothills, dodging waterfalls (or maybe not dodging them, because where’s the adventure in that?), making our way to the top…the wind rustling leaves, then dropping them around us as our…

Meditation in Landscape through Creative Process: The Desert Southwest (Part 2 of 3)

We are two artists dragging a lot of sand from one place to another. To trace the trails of water past and present is to empty our liquid bodies into this moving stream of time….

Travel Writer Gear Guide

As a travel writer and climber I’m often on the go. The transient life can be disorienting, so I take a few key items along to stay grounded and on top of the assignment, wherever…

Into the Tea Peaks of Kerala by Motorcycle

I spit my toothpaste from the door of the train when we slow outside Kochi. Now that the food poisoning is over, I take a minty breath of relief that puking into a helmet isn’t…

How to Wander: The Ethos of a Traveling Photographer

BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH DAKOTA – Two nights have passed and the expanse above our heads stretches to the horizon with overcast clouds. Rachel Nicole, a fellow photographer, stands next to me as the harsh…

A Life on the Open Roads with Kristen Bor

Kristen Bor is the founder and voice beyond the outdoor adventure travel blog, Bearfoot Theory. When she began writing about her outdoor adventures over five years ago, Bor was often exploring on her own and…

Falling in Love with Budapest

It’s a 9-hr train ride from Krakow, Poland to Budapest, Hungary, which means the day is basically gone when our train finally rolls into the Nyugati Railway Terminal. It’s still light out and actually quite…

Slovenia: A Camper Van Adventure

One of my favorite ways to explore a new place is by traveling its roads. There’s something wonderful about flying high above the land in a plane or watching landscapes zoom by from your train…

Sand and Tomb in the Hashemite Kingdom

The camel saunters across the roadway and I wait. Neither of us are in a hurry. I twist the AC and thank the late King Hussein for forcing me into the comforts of a sedan….

Road Tripping through the Southwest

When’s the last time you took an epic road trip?  I personally love spending time on the open road, and if you’re thinking about the next adventure, I highly recommend taking a road trip through…

A Tale Of Two Cities: London & Paris In Polaroid

I realize this is terribly cliché. Really, I get it. Most Americans are obsessed with Europe, and I happen to be one of them. Of course, there are zillions of other incredible places worth visiting…

Singapore: Up, Up and Away

It’s morning, but the heat is already picking up outside the terminal at Changi, the world’s best airport. We’ve just arrived in Singapore and we’re getting into our rideshare to head to our hotel and…

Choose Your Own Adventure: Become an Explorer One BDR Butler Map at a Time

More and more young professionals, retirees and the youth alike are making experiences a priority. Investing much more time, energy and finances into enriching activities rather than burying themselves under a pile of stuff. They…