A journey within a journey in a beautiful Central American nation
Part of it was by coincidence. Part by my own doing. But ever since I started writing these travel memories blog five years ago, I started to design my life so I can maximize doing what I find meaningful at the moment: Have great experiences with special people.
This life design led to me taking a break from professional life to go explore new places without any time and money constraints, to meet new people from all walks of life, and to discover alternative lifestyles that I wouldn’t be…
A twenty-five day adventure exploring Canada’s Western Coast
It’s funny how life works some times. A random encounter outside a coffee shop led to the idea of travelling to the west coast at the end of summer. I was excited for this trip: every other major trip I had planned for 2020 had been cancelled. This last minute plan to go back to one of the places I once called home was exciting.
Fourteen days in the land of the rising sun
I’ve been obsessed with Japanese culture since I was young. Growing up, it seemed that every cool gadget came from Japan. For some reason, Japan always seemed so foreign to me. This fascination continued to grow over the years. A few years ago, I learned that Hokkaido is one of the snowiest places on earth. A little research then showed me that the snowboarding there was superb. After months of planning, on a cold day in early January we found ourselves on a flight to Tokyo.
After a long flight to…
A visit to a culturally rich place during a culturally rich time
My parents and I had been talking about doing a trip during the Day of the Dead after we got to see some of it’s celebrations during a visit to Mexico City in 2017. This year Day of the Dead, which is on November 2, landed on a Saturday, so we decided to do a trip to Central Mexico to experience it.
A gem of a city on the African shores of the Atlantic Ocean
After finishing The Monkey Run Morocco in April, I had six days before my flight back to Canada. I was faced with a common travelers dilemma: Do I try to visit as many places as I can in those six days, or do I choose one or two spots and really take them in calmly and peacefully? I decide to go with the latter and chose to spend four days and three nights in Essaouira.
Essaouira is a city 191 kilometers west of Marrakesh, sitting on a…
Seven days of Motorcycle riding in Southern Morocco
I learned about The Adventurists on a hot, dusty afternoon at Burning Man 2017. Brad was talking about doing The Mongol Rally, an insane six-week event that involves crossing the old world in a mediocre car. It really piqued my interest, and upon returning home, I fired up the Google and started my research.
The Mongol Rally was too much for me at the time. However, I stumbled upon the Monkey Run, one of the stupidest events I’ve ever heard of. Riding across either Morocco, Peru, or Romania in a Monkey Bike…
The Greatest Masquerade on Earth
After Temple burn at Burning Man, I was saying goodbye to everyone when Stevie suggested a reunion in Detroit for Theatre Bizarre. I did not hesitate to say yes to a road trip and reunion. Upon getting back and settling in my day to day life, we started planning the trip.
Ultimately, twelve of us headed to Detroit on October 20 to experience one of the best Halloween parties I’ve ever been to.
Celebrating the 30th year Anniversary of my parents in paradise
My sister and I grew up getting pretty much everything we wanted from our parents. Sometime last year, Ana and I were talking and realized that we have both reached a level in our professional careers that allowed us to start giving back. We decided to gift them for their 30th anniversary a week long trip in late June to Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico.
Seven days snowboarding and partying in the heart of the Austrian Alps
Ever since we went to Revelstoke, Chris has been wanting to do a big mountain snowboard trip. In the summer of 2017, he found out about The Ski Week, an organization that plans week long trips to ski resorts in four different countries for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. We chose to join the Austria week because we had never snowboarded in the Alps and Austria was the site of the original Ski Week.
The Ski Week Austria happens every year in Obertauern, a small…
My first experience winter camping in Algonquin Provincial Park
Albian and I had planned to winter camp for the first time back in April, but due to my accident we had to postpone the trip. After my Germany trip, we decided to do a short backpacking trip to Algonquin.
Albian researched and found the Highland Backpacking Trail, one of the three main hiking trails of Algonquin Provincial Park. Due to our inexperience and lack of time, we decided to do the short loop (19 kilometers) over two days.
Retired Investment Professional. Part-time Adventurer.