Past rice fields, through small villages, backed by lush, jungle-covered karst peaks. It’s rural Laos and we are on the way to Kong Lor Cave, one of the longest River Caves in the world. Seven and a half kilometers of river, far beneath the earth’s surface. Out here…read more
Rocketing through the darkness on a long, thin wooden boat, the local guide skillfully maneuvers around the obstacles following the winding path of the river cave. Looking up at the ceiling of the cave stirs my imagination, I’m inside the belly of some gargantuan sea…read more
Drifting through on a long wooden boat into the gaping mouth, just before we are engulfed in darkness, light, shining through at the other end, lush green jungle. A huge opening, water drips from the ceiling as I swim on my back looking up at it. Tham Xieng Liap is a…read more
A summary, or picture-by-day of my 28 days on the John Muir Trail.
300+ miles walking through some of the most beautiful wilderness in my country. Straight through the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.read more
With so many agencies it can be overwhelming trying to navigate the process of getting a Visa on arrival for Vietnam. It is in fact very straightforward. This article will describe the steps necessary for getting a Visa on arrival if you are arriving in Vietnam at an International Airportread more
When the French brought coffee to Vietnam in the 1800s I wonder if they ever thought a “Drinking coffee with pets” sub-culture.” would evolve. It’s a fascinating side to Saigon that I quickly fell in love with. Here is an overview of the Cat Cafes, Dog Cafes, and other Pet Cafes in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).read more
Riding a motorcycle across Vietnam.