Jungle Trekking in Luang Nam Tha, Laos

Jungle Trekking in Luang Nam Tha, Laos

Somehow, the leeches knew this was my first time jungle trekking in the Luang Nam Tha Protected Area in Laos. They were relentless and persistent but pretty well left my experienced guide alone. I think they preferred the taste of Western newbie. I scraped the...
Backpacking Travel Injuries

Backpacking Travel Injuries

Looking back through my pictures from the last few years, I found a few fun photos of vagabonding and backpacking travel injuries that I’ve accumulated while on the road. Some of this grizzly collection were mere annoyances, while others nearly changed (or...
Wild Kayaking in Sarawak, Borneo

Wild Kayaking in Sarawak, Borneo

I flipped my boat in some shallow rapids while wild kayaking in Sarawak, Borneo. I came up laughing but knew right away that something bad had just transpired. That same sickening twist in the pit of your stomach, the gut feeling of inevitability, when reality...
Getting Sick in India and the Wandering Flute Salesman

Getting Sick in India and the Wandering Flute Salesman

Part 1: Getting Sick in India I tossed another handful of pills down like jellybeans. Assorted shapes and colors, antibiotics and probiotics, I had no idea what I just swallowed or the dosage. I didn’t care. No, I wasn’t getting ready to walk into a rave....

Needles! My First Acupuncture Treatment

I watched as another long needle slid easily into my knee. OK, I’m fibbing. I actually had my head turned and eyes closed like a big baby, but there was a long needle stuck in my knee. Nine of them to be exact, stuck between my left knee and right shoulder. A...