Hiva Oa: Paul Gauguin & Jacques Brel knew what was good.

The Marquesas island of Hiva Oa, home of French painter Paul Gauguin and Belgian singer Jacques Brel, greeted us with a misty, rainbow and lively music from beautifully tattooed locals, that welcomed us to explore this island paradise. https://youtu.be/tDK9bHONsiw We boarded rickety wooden busses driven by guitar wielding drivers who carted us up the mountain... Continue Reading →

Oil Sick: Our addiction to fossil fuels.

A few years ago I read David Rosenberg’s piece on Photog Blake Little’s “Preservation”series and It inspired me to do something similar… except as a comment on our deteriorating global condition drowning in our addiction to fossil fuels. The result is "Oil Sick". Together with the help of the amazing model VikTory we entered the... Continue Reading →

Fatu Hiva: The best of the Marquesas.

Today aboard the Aranui we visit perhaps my favorite of the Marquesas Island chain, Fatu Hiva, which has some of the most amazing culture, local arts, beautiful bays, and amazing hiking that Polynesia has to offer. https://youtu.be/o1Nx2JuuFIM From Tahiti Island Travel: At about 75 kilometers from Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva is the southernmost island in... Continue Reading →

Bora Bora: Paradise on earth.

Bora Bora might be the most perfect island on the planet, with crystal clear blue lagoons, amazing scuba and snorkeling, and some of the most amazing beaches in the world. https://youtu.be/sepxuCTcOqk I was fortunate enough to explore this island paradise with Aranui cruises this year, and got to experience first hand what island life is... Continue Reading →

Fakarava: the best black pearls in Polynesia.

Fakarava is one of my favorite islands in French Polynesia, not only being one of the best places to buy pearls, but a beautiful island to explore either by foot, bike, or on sea. https://youtu.be/HXFuxst3WY4 It's easy to rent a bike in town and explore the miles of sandy beaches on both sides of this... Continue Reading →

Eating a donkey meat sandwich in Beijing, China.

A donkey Sandwich in Beijing China sounds disgusting, but actually this common asian treat is rather delicious. Soft, tender, and super flavorful, I equate it to a "Peaking Pastrami" if you will. Here, I risk, life, limb and indigestion to try this new delight. https://youtu.be/fBmb_Au2vN4 This is a special episode of TravelClast that is honoring... Continue Reading →

The Longest Zipline in Asia. Failed.

The Sebu 7 falls zipline located in Cotabato, Philippines, is the longest zipline in all of Asia, and stretches through 7 amazing waterfalls. In this "Land of the Dreamweavers" the beauty here is profound, so I thought if I was going to pop my ziplining cherry, this would be a great place to do it.... Continue Reading →

5 Oldest Bars in NYC

Many claim to have the oldest bar in New York City, but here is what I think are definitively the 5 oldest still operating in town. PJ Clarke's, Bridge Cafe (R.I.P.), Fraunces Tavern, Pete's Tavern, & McSorley's are undeniably ancient watering holes where you can literally sit and drink in the history of New York.... Continue Reading →

Cruising the NorthWest Passage.

One of the most incredible trips I've ever taken was aboard the Academik Iofffe with One Ocean Expeditions. The ship is a Russian research vessel, that for a short period in the summer, takes on a few civilians to journey through the famed NorthWest Passage. Aboard a crew of specialist ranging from glaciologists, environmentalist, to... Continue Reading →

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