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]

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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]

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]

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A Year in Travel: 2014 Edition

by Mike on March 31, 2015

A Year in Travel: 2014 Edition

This is a long over due post, but feel obliged to write it since I recapped every year’s travel since 2010.  And 2014 was filled a lot of big adventures and new experiences that it couldn’t be overlooked.  The majority of my travels for 2014 was spent in the south pacific where I visited Australia, […]

Kilimanjaro

I’ve been fortunate to have successful reach the summit of Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp.  I wrote about what I packed for Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp here and here, respectively. Now to answer the question: Which Trek is harder? There is no cut and dry answer as to which one is easier. There are outside […]

My Kilimanjaro Trekking Gear List

March 5, 2015
View of Kilimanjaro from Shira 1 Camp

I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in late January, crossing off another bucket list item. For those that are unaware, it’s the highest peak in the Africa and the 4th highest in the world. With that said, there’s some mandatory gear to attempt this trek. A lot of the gear is the same gear I brought for […]

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The Most Challenging Thing to do in Bora Bora

November 11, 2014
Mt. Pahia

I discovered on my first day in Bora Bora that I could hike to the peak of Mt Pahia. I inquired about going about this with the front desk of the hotel and they recommended I take a guide. Apparently, there’s only a handful guides that run their own tour company and the go to […]

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Mongol Rally Videos and Trip Planning

October 14, 2014
Renewed Passport

Here’s some video footage of the Mongol Rally that other teams put together. The first team calls themselves the Marco Pullover. They are an all American team. I had the privilege of meeting Brooke, Bassam, and Greg when our paths crossed in Istanbul. Then there’s this video of a younger English team. Finally, this team […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about My Mongol Rally Trip

September 28, 2014
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 […]

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Packing for The Mongol Rally

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 […]

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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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