The Hue Citadel, thick walls lined with watchtowers, surrounded by a moat, topped with cannons. Fortifications that surrounded the ancient Imperial City of Vietnam, back when emperors ruled and the Vietnamese still wrote with Chinese influenced characters. The…read more
A most bizarre welcome, ominous earplugs and looking for weed on Tinder. My first introduction to Vietnam’s 3rd largest city. The city of Beaches. Da Nang.read more
Of all royal the tombs around Hue Tu Duc Tomb is my favorite. Some buildings are restored while other areas are in a state of arrested decay keeping its ancient atmosphere. Situated in the midst of a pine forest 6 km from the city, it’s a beautiful and peaceful place…read more
The John Muir Trail in Pictures: Part 2 of 4 Starting the second week on the John Muir Trail in the Ansel Adams WIlderness. Leaving Yosemite means fewer people, further into the wilderness. It is now the longest backpacking trip I’ve done. Through Mammoth, passing…read more
The most common questions I’ve heard or seen asked about the Thakhek Motorbike Loop. A 450-kilometer motorcycle adventure through the heart of Laos. If you have a question that isn’t listed here please ask in the comments. I will try to incorporate everything into…read more
Starting in Thakhek, the Thakhek Loop is one of the more adventures attractions of Laos. Towering karst peaks, the 7.5-kilometer Konglor Cave, indigenous villages, lush forests, waterfalls and countless caves and swimming holes. All taken in at your own pace from a…read more
Riding a motorcycle across Vietnam.