Easter Island: Part 2- The Adventure

This place is a long way out of the way, but I finally made it. The first day, I was really anxious to… [more]

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Cycling Across the World, Starting Line: London

Nearly everyone I met abroad travelled from one city to another by the “standby” modes of transportation,… [more]

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Baseball in Japan: A Different Fan Experience

It was a humid Sunday afternoon in Tokyo and I was scheduling my day around attending a baseball game… [more]

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Crossfit Affiliate Visit: Chikara Crossfit in Tokyo, Japan

One aspect I love about traveling is contrasting my daily routines with what I would encounter abroad. … [more]

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A View from the Trail: The Everest Base Camp Trek Experience

The Everest Base Camp (EBC) is a strenuous trek that doesn’t require any technical skills or equipment. … [more]

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Mongol Rally 2014 Starting Line

It’s been a while since I posted anything on this blog mostly because I’ve been busy partaking in the Mongol Rally. I wrote about the event here and the planning stages leading up to it. I could of kept a diary on the road, but every night, I was just busy with taking care of […]

Packing for The Mongol Rally

by Mike on July 14, 2014

Luggage for the Mongol Rally

Deciding what to bring is a huge undertaking for this epic adventure. This car drive to Mongolia isn’t exactly your typical fall foliage drive with pumpkin pie at the end of the day. There’s numerous logistical questions for this month long road trip. One of which is deciding what’s going to be purchased State side […]

Attacking the Visa Applications for the Mongol Rally

June 16, 2014
Comment on the Visa Machine

I have experience applying for visas as I’ve traveled to several countries that required them for entry. Every country is different in terms of what’s required, but the process commonly entails an application, a fee, and some other supporting document such as flight itineraries. However, the Mongol Rally is different. The primary mode of transportation […]

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Our Mongol Rally Car and How I Bought it

June 11, 2014
Mazda Demio 2000

I flew to England. with the mission of buying and storing a car for the Mongol Rally. The weeks prior to departure, I poured through autotrader.co.uk searching for cars that fit our criteria: 1.2 – 1.3L engine 4 doors Relatively low mileage I have zero experience with buying a car in England. To help with […]

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The Beginnings of the Mongolistic Four

June 4, 2014

Registration opened up for the Mongol Rally late 2013.  Although, I didn’t have a team, I didn’t hesitate to sign up because I figured I could get most of money back if I wanted to cancel or get another team to take my registration spot.  There were plenty of options available to hedge against any […]

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Why I have Two U.S. Passports

May 30, 2014
Two concurrent U.S. passports with global entry

WHY DOES A TRAVEL NEED TWO PASSPORT, ISN’T ONE PASSPORT ENOUGH? Yes, for most travelers, one passport will suffice. If you’re simply hopping off to another country, say Italy for vacation and returning back to the States, you’ll most likely have no need for a second passport. On the other hand, some countries require a […]

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The Cheapest way to See Uluru(Ayers Rock)

May 22, 2014
Uluru at Sunset

Most travelers visit Uluru from Alice Springs via a 3 day/2 night tour. The price of these tours can range from $350 an up depending on how luxurious you want your accommodations to be. Tours offer the value of peace of mind since everything is inclusive including your meals. I didn’t go the tour route […]

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Crossfit Great Barrier Reef in Cairns

May 21, 2014
Crossfit Great Barrier Reef

I found a few affiliates in the Cairns area, but the closest one from the Central Business District(CBD) is the CF Great Barrier Reef affiliate.  I managed to hit a few WODs around my live aboard dive trip. I called the affiliate and inquired about dropping in.  Jojo on the other end of the line, […]

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My First Live Aboard Dive Boat Experience

May 10, 2014
Liveaboard dive boat

I’m a fairly inexperienced diver with only 16 dives. With the Great Barrier Reef only a stones throw away from Cairns, Australia, it’d be a shame to come all this way and not see it. With the option of a day trip or a live aboard, I decided to go with the live aboard option […]

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Crossfit Sydney Visit

May 5, 2014
Crossfit Sydney

When I visited the CF Sydney’s website, I was confused as to why the classes start every half hour.  To me, this implied that classes were a half hour long where the norm is an hour long. I e-mailed the affiliate and asked about dropping in and they were quick to respond: “most welcome” and, […]

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