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

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]

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I Have a Section in a Book

by Mike on 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 […]

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 […]

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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A Year in Travel: 2014 Edition

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, […]

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Which Trek is Harder: Mt Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp?

March 26, 2015
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 […]

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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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