So this is how pandemics start: Beijing back alley market.

On a recent trip to Beijing, China, I took a bike out to explore and discovered first hand how easy pandemics can start here. Still worth it.

Omnom Chocolate: Reykjavik’s hidden secret. Shhh.

Reykjavik's hidden secret is Omnom Chocolate, who produces perhaps the world's best, offering tours, and samples, for intrepid travelers looking for something unique to do in Iceland.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

The last trip to Edinburgh yielded simply the best place to drink Scotch whisky in all of Scotland, The Scotch Malt Whisky Societyin Leith, Edinburgh. This place is everything you want it to be, secretive enough not to be overrun by uncouth tourists, accessible enough to feel at home not knowing as much as you... Continue Reading →

Papeete – hotel and mountain tour.

Just a quick peek into my favorite place to stay in the city of Papeete, Tahiti, and this great little jeep tour that explored the inner beauty of the island, with waterfalls, tall mountain peaks, and lush valleys. The Hotel Tahiti Nui is a great place to stay, very centrally located, super modern, safe and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Castello Compiano: an ancient hotel castel with a twist.

While I was in Borgotaro for the Mushroom Festival, I was able to get my Porcini filled body into the car for a quick 15 minute drive to Compiano on the recommendation from a few locals. "You have to go ... there is a castle, with a pool party." I mean, you had me at... Continue Reading →

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