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 guide alone. I scraped the wiggling bloodsuckers off with my knife at every stop, but new ones...
Vagabonding Travel Injuries

Vagabonding Travel Injuries

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

Wild Kayaking in Sarawak, Borneo

I came up laughing but I knew that something bad had happened. That same sickening twist in the pit of your stomach, the gut feeling of inevitability, when reality trumps fantasy — the moment when you know that you’ve sustained an injury that can’t...
The Wandering Flute Salesmen of Mcleod Ganj

The Wandering Flute Salesmen of Mcleod Ganj

Part 1: The Evil Inside 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....

Ouch!

Ouch. Feet are important for vagabonding. Lieutenant Dan’s famous advice from Forrest Gump of “take care of your feet” rang through my head about the time I stepped on the rusty nail in Pai. Rather than step on the sharp point as I would have...