My First Backpacking Overnight

My First Backpacking Overnight

After all the many years of camping and hiking I've done, I had never had a true backcountry overnight until this past summer.  Jesse and I had been slowly collecting lightweight gear over time -- gear is expensive! -- and we finally felt like we had enough support to endure our first overnight.

East Fjords, Iceland: recommendations & photo journal

East Fjords, Iceland: recommendations & photo journal

The East Fjords of Iceland are a much lesser visited and far more remote part of the island, along with the West Fjords.  While most people stick to Northern and Southern Iceland, the East and West Fjords are the areas where you can really escape into the Icelandic countryside.  With barely a car on the road or a person in sight, it doesn't get more beautifully remote than trudging along the gravel roads that zig-zag between the ocean and the mountains.

taipei, taiwan: recommendations & photo journal

taipei, taiwan: recommendations & photo journal

In the spring of 2015, I spent 4 months living abroad in Taipei, Taiwan and I must admit I became pretty well acquainted with the city during that time.  As you can imagine, I was able to experience so many things - some of which I would highly recommend to travelers, and others that are fun activities for locals.