A wide view of the Mars-like terrain of Wadi Rum. So Mars-like that it's where they shot The Martian. Tire tracks follow behind.

Is Not Chicago

shenanigans and tomfoolery throughout the world

Kili Success!

July 12, 2010
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
I successfully survived the climb to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, rising 5,893 meters (19,334 feet) above sea level. As the internet is kind of dodgy here in Africa, photos and stories must wait until I return to the states, but know that I have returned from the adventure! Now after my first shower and first time on the internet in 8 days… Read more

Underground Adventures

July 4, 2010
Note: I originally wrote this on July 4, shortly before flying to Tanzania. I’m back in the country now, but I’ll be posting more stories and photos over the next few days. As some of you may know, I’m a [ed: giant dork] huge fan of Joseph Campbell and his thoughts on the Hero’s Journey. And, as most of you know… Read more

First Night in Paris

July 4, 2010
After arriving several hours later than planned into Paris, it was too late for any museums or things like that so I figured I’d just walk around for a bit. Lara’s place is about a 10 minute walk from Invalides, the home of Napoleon’s tomb, which is about 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower, so I figures that would be a good direction to start. It was Thursday night… Read more

Quite Cordial Run-in with the Bobbies

July 1, 2010
London, England, United Kingdom
I’m pretty sure in all of my travels I’ve never missed a flight. A missed connection, sure, but never because I got to the airport late. That all changed today. After some dinner at the pub we decided the easy thing to to do would be to buy some wine at the Tesco and go back to Yari’s place. What we arrived to… Read more

Florida and Now London

June 30, 2010
After a wonderful weekend in the Florida Keys, I have just arrived in London. I have a couple pictures I’ve taken on my phone, and I’m uploading them here and to my flickr (see the photo bar across the the top of the blog). Once I get to an actual computer… Read more

Coincidence, or Fate

June 26, 2010
Five years ago on a sailboat in the Greek Isles I met a man named Ewen. Ewen has the greatest job I can imagine; he’s a travel photographer. That’s why he was on the boat, getting a free ride while he shot photos for the tour company. A year later I attended his wedding in Phuket, Thailand. And a year after that I visited him and his wife in Melbourne… Read more

The Next Adventure: Kilimanjaro

June 12, 2010
“And there, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going.” - Ernest Hemmingway I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling lately, mainly for fun, but preparation and training has been my rationalization. In a little over two weeks time… Read more

Be the Groove's New Video

June 11, 2010
This is what happens when I go out of the country. I don’t get to be part of awesome film shoots like this one Be the Groove did while I was in Costa Rica: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TSDjpwCObA We’re currently leading the Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Virtual Rhythms: International Tapography Competition. There’s one more day of voting… Read more

La Vida es Pura, no es Dura

March 31, 2010
Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica
Today marks exactly one year since I departed on my month-long adventure around Europe. And it’s been quite a year: an excellent summer in Chicago, adventures in Colorado, Atlanta, and Las Vegas (when you turn 30, you’ve got to do it in style–which may or may not be what happened in Vegas). And finally, sneaking in just before a full year stuck in America… Read more

Finally Florence

July 9, 2009
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
First off, my boy Hassan Annouri’s new video filmed in Morocco. I met this guy and his video crew chilling at at awesome seafood restaraunt in Asilah. It’s in German, but that doesn’t make it not sick. (His new album drops July 31) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bQOCqXPmnE Next, my boy Trevor… Read more