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]

Easter Island: Part 2- The Adventure Easter Island: Part 2- The Adventure

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]

Cycling Across the World, Starting Line: London Cycling Across the World, Starting Line: London

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]

Baseball in Japan:  A Different Fan Experience Baseball in Japan:  A Different Fan Experience

Crossfit Affiliate Visit: Chikara Crossfit in Tokyo, Japan

UPDATE: The location of this box has moved. Please check out their website CF Chikara for more details. One… [more]

Crossfit Affiliate Visit: Chikara Crossfit in Tokyo, Japan Crossfit Affiliate Visit: Chikara Crossfit in Tokyo, Japan

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]

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

A Year in Travel: 2015 Edition

by Mike on May 24, 2016

2015 Flight path

I flew almost 160,000 miles, which is close to two weeks worth of flying. That’s a lot of time to sit in a metal tube! I was really fortunate that I’ve spent the vast majority of the Northern Winter months in the Southern Hemisphere. Had I been home, I would have been shoveling a lot […]

Hiking in South America Torres Del Paine

I’m the guy the type of guy that spends the money and buys the better outdoor equipment and clothing. That being said, I take of my equipment and don’t abuse it. On the two recent trips to South America and New Zealand, two of my items in the following picture broke while in use. The […]

Learning a New Skill

February 2, 2016
Langebaan, South Africa

I spent a good part of January in Langebaan, South Africa , which is located about an hour and a half north of Cape Town. I chose to visit this spot because it’s one of the best places in the world to learn kite boarding with flat waters, constant(not gusty) winds, and many accommodations conducive […]

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VIEW FROM THE TRAIL: Milford Track in New Zealand

December 15, 2015
View from the Mackinnon Pass Milford Track

The most popular track out of all the Great Walks in New Zealand is the Milford Track. There’s a multi-day walk, which consists of 3-nights or one could opt to do just the day walk from the Milford Sound. I personally feel that day walk is not worth it because you miss the highlight of […]

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Torres Del Paine “W” Circuit Trek

November 23, 2015
At Los Miradores  Torres Del Paine National Park

The 5-day “W” circuit is the more popular trek that most visitors hike on a visit to Torres Del Paine(TDP). In contrast, the “O” circuit is the longer 9-day hike around the entire national park. My visit to TDP was late September, which coincides with the southern hemisphere winter to spring transition. The weather was […]

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I Have a Section in a Book

September 1, 2015
Hope Rx

I was contacted a few months ago and asked to submit what I thought would be a worthwhile inspirational story for an upcoming book. So I wrote a story based on the interactions with the people I met through this blog and with the athlete and coaches I’ve met at each local Crossfit affiliate. My […]

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My Thoughts About Visiting the Northern Most Community in the World

August 23, 2015
Svalbard Location

Recently, I visited Longyearbyen, which lies at 78 degrees North and considered the Northern most community in the world. Upon Landing at the tiny airport, the view consisted of sharp jagged mountains with virtually no trees to be seen anywhere. There were patches of snow in the higher elevations. Needless to the say, the weather […]

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My New Hobby: Harnessing the Wind and Riding a Wakeboard

August 14, 2015
Kite boarding in Zanzibar

One of the things I wanted to do while I’m traveling the world is learn a new skill.  I didn’t know exactly what that would entail, but I figured I would eventually come across it.  Learning a new language would have been an easy first choice so I was hesitant to learn a new language […]

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Gear Lexicon: Japan’s Mt. Fuji

August 6, 2015
Very top of Mt. Fuji Fujinomiya route

Climbing season for Mt. Fuji is open from mid-July to early September, which is when the stations and huts along the various routes are open. The exact days these huts are open depends on the trail. There are 5 routes to the summit. I ascended and descended the Fujinomiya route because the accommodations in the […]

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How Sugary Drinks Impacts My Glucose Levels

June 11, 2015
Monster Energy Drink

Please do not construe this as medical advice or refined medical study. This is just a home brewed science experiment for my own personal knowledge. I’m a healthy early 30’s male and I had access to a blood glucose level meter. So I experimented to see how sugary drinks affect my blood sugar level. I […]

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