Bourdain Market : All You Need to Know About Anthony Bourdains Newest Project

Bourdain Market : All You Need to Know About Anthony Bourdains Newest Project

After all of the success of his travel shows and books, Bourdain is taking on a new $60 M challenge and bringing New York City the ultimate worldly restaurant. He plans to hand pick his favorite dishes from all corners of the globe, and offer them to the public at what he is calling Bourdain Market. Continue reading Bourdain Market : All You Need to Know About Anthony Bourdains Newest Project

Video: Five Days of Thailand

Video: Five Days of Thailand

As soon as my feet touched the ground at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand I was technically a year older than when I had taken off from Los Angeles International. When I decided to spend my birthday in Thailand it was on a well researched whim, but it paid off incredibly and even though I only spent five days in central and northern Thailand I tried to make the most of my it. The country of smiles has been on my list for a few years now, so with a few saved paychecks I booked my flight a couple months in advanced and then started to really research. Continue reading Video: Five Days of Thailand

Skyline Divide

Skyline Divide

My eyes struggle to open as the chirping of what sounds like the loudest crickets on the planet wakes me from deep, dreamless sleep. It’s the alarm on my phone, 4:30 am. I slide myself out of bed trying to fully remember why i was too excited to sleep for this last night. I fumble to find the bathroom light, rubbing my eyes like I’m trying to adjust binoculars to look at the sun. The half assed shower does its best to wake me up but to little aid, in its defense i wasn’t doing my part. By the time I’m dressed and in the car I’m only slightly aware of my actions, it’s as if my body knows what i want to do but my mind is still trying to hibernate. As the wheels start to turn down the interstate so do the gears in my head. Energies slowly restoring as my mind settles in on todays goal, I’m heading north to climb a mountain. Continue reading Skyline Divide

Ape Caves: A Walk In The Dark

Ape Caves: A Walk In The Dark

For centuries caves have filled and twisted mans imagination, filled with the unknown and the unseen, a world beneath our world. Walking through the Ape Cave of Mt. St. Helens my imagination filled and illuminated every crack and crevasse, every image of every horror movie and Gollum riddled scene races through my head at every corner. With my head lamp shut off I can not see my own hands, other than the occasional reverberation of fellow travelers and cave admires voices, I only hear the echoed drips of water sifting through the earth and landing in puddled corners of the cave and my own breath and footsteps. This somewhat ominous scenery is at the same time very peaceful, I image this is the closest feeling to being dead or unborn that any breathing human can experience. Continue reading Ape Caves: A Walk In The Dark

The Dark Side Of Elephant Artists

The Dark Side Of Elephant Artists

I recently came across a video of some elephants that had been taught to paint at a park in Thailand. At first sight i was amazed at what these elephants were doing, it wasn’t just abstract splatters and brush strokes, but fully formed artistic skills portrayed from trunk to canvas. I was in complete awe at the display of intelligence from these giants. Here i am, barely able to text on my iPhone, while this giant mammal is painting its name next to a self portrait Continue reading The Dark Side Of Elephant Artists