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 about my happy escape from the corporate world (on my scienceofescape.com site) and what backpacking travel is really like. This story may not be as juicy as you...
Island of Thieves: Theft on Koh Lanta

Island of Thieves: Theft on Koh Lanta

For the first time in seven years of travel, my room in Koh Lanta has been robbed. And after traveling some serious war-torn dungholes, this quiet island was the last place I expected it to happen. I was planning to write a happy-go-lucky post summarizing my five...