Komodo Dragons on Rinca Island

Komodo Dragons on Rinca Island

Somehow, by hook or crook, my tale of adventure with Komodo dragons on Rinca Island in Indonesia managed to win a silver prize for animal encounter in the Solas Best Travel Writing of 2014. I’ve been wanting to win won of these and make it into the annual book...
The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker

There was such a tangled sadness in his eyes. The old bum’s gray beard was messy. And curls of snowy hair protruded from his watch cap. His denim jacket was dirty like clouds of cold breath. His head became even heavier as I wooshed by in my warm truck. In an...
My Thai Massage in Chiang Mai – With Happy Ending

My Thai Massage in Chiang Mai – With Happy Ending

Disclaimer: If you’re really looking for a story with a happy ending (massage optional), go read some serious travel and adventure stories. This story may not be as juicy as you hope. I am writing this blog post in my head. In fact, this post may be my only...
Theft on Koh Lanta: Island of Thieves

Theft on Koh Lanta: Island of Thieves

For the first time in seven years of travel, I experienced a theft on Koh Lanta. My bungalow on Koh Lanta has been robbed. And after traveling some serious war-torn dungholes, this quiet island (what I proudly name as my favorite island in Thailand) was the last place...