All aboard the Aranui 5: Papeete, Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands.

This was a trip for the books ... Get Lost Magazine sent me to Tahiti to cruise with the legendary Aranui to the remote Polynesian Marquesas islands. What's so special about the Aranui is that it's half cargo ship, half luxury liner, the only boat of its kind. That's how they are able to bring... Continue Reading →

Ua Pou: The world’s only Tahitian Chocolate.

Ua Pou in the Marquesas islands of Polynesia is a fascinating place. Home of traditional Hula Kahiko, the most amazing abundance of tropical fruits, and the world's only chocolate grown in Polynesia, this emerald island is not to be missed. https://youtu.be/12Sjk8XYg7I The small town sits above a green bay with white sandy beaches where you... Continue Reading →

Ua Huka: The woodcarving center of the Marquesas.

Ua Huka in the Marquesas islands, is a remote paradise with lush green valleys, high peaks for carving, and amazing museums and wood carving centers throughout the island. The first Western navigator to sight the island was U.S. Navy Capt. Joseph Ingraham in 1791. He named the island "Washington Island" in honor of U.S. President... Continue Reading →

Nuku Hiva – Pig roasts, mythical cultures, and rich history in the Marquesas.

Nuku Hiva has always been the most magical and mythical of the Polynesian Marquesas islands, attracting Herman Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson to its idyllic shores over a hundred years ago. Today you can still find much of the magic tucked away in its dramatic coastline, or through its misty plateau called To’ovi’i, which is... 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 →

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 →

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 →

How to Travel like a Travel Writer (and not kill what you love).

The world is being destroyed by tourism and I am the cause. There are currently 1.4 billion tourists out there and that number is only growing at an alarming rate. The world is addicted to travelling and I am one of the many pushers out there on the streets giving them their fix. I have been... Continue Reading →

The most Madrid places to eat in Madrid.

Madrid is an ancient city with a rich, complex history which can easily be tasted in its cuisine. Moorish influences rounded out by mediterranean sensibilities, flavored with a bit of panache from Gaul, Madrid has a cosmopolitan palate to suit any taste. https://youtu.be/C07ET2bu--U My first stop was the Mercado de San Miguel, which is classified... Continue Reading →

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