Love Letters from Bali

August 29, 2017 0 comments

Below, you’ll find a frenzied love letter. One penned in Bali, Indonesia. How cliché–the traveler falls in love. But as with most tired tropes, this cliché is built from truth. Riding the waves…

Welcome to More Nights Outside

May 29, 2016 0 comments

Friends and family, adventure buddies and social media strangers — wipe your feet on the welcome mat and come on in. Welcome to More Nights Outside.  If you’re reading this, chances…

Winter is Here: Snowden, Santa, & More

November 17, 2017 0 comments

It’s officially winter. I know, I know, it’s not “officially” winter, and employment of this overused adverb comes off as both cheap and misinformed. But that’s just how it feels today.…

Surfing at Sunrise, Kneeling at the Altar

July 6, 2017 1 Comment

The following was written after surfing one morning in Bali. I’ve been here for a few days, and I may stay forever. If you didn’t already know,  I’m currently on…

Surviving a 10-Hour Layover in JFK

December 13, 2016 0 comments

Surviving a Long Layover If you’ve ever had a really, really, really long layover waiting for a connecting flight, chances are you’ll connect with this bizarre tale of woe. On my…

Music to Travel To

November 22, 2016 0 comments

I’m addicted to music. Spotify is my most used app, my auxiliary cords look as though they’ve been used as floss by a giant with gingivitis, and my ear drums…

Goodbye, Pacific Northwest

October 5, 2016 0 comments

Goodbye, Pacific Northwest This is a week of goodbyes. I’m saying goodbye to the ocean, goodbye to summer, goodbye to the Pacific Northwest, not to mention goodbye to my girlfriend. And…

Misinterpreting Advice and Chasing Happiness

September 12, 2016 2 Comments

The Advice I just got off the phone with an accountant, and he gave me some unexpected advice. “Don’t worry if you don’t have money for a 401K right now,” he…

Books You Should Read: Sixty Meters to Anywhere

August 24, 2016 0 comments

Running into Brendan Leonard It’s not often you run into people you look up to. But that’s literally how I met Brendan Leonard, the author of Sixty Meters to Anywhere and…

Postcard from Peniche: Surfing in Portugal

July 17, 2016 0 comments

Peniche, Portugal: Surf Town Supreme I’m sprawled on the Peniche Surf Lodge sofa. Headphones thumping Outkast’s ATLiens.* Sunburnt and sore. Muscles heavy, but soul as light as ocean spray. Savoring…

The World’s Worst Hammam

June 30, 2016 0 comments

Disclaimer: The title the world’s worst hammam is admittedly hyperbolic, as there are surely worse hammams. To the author, however, this is the world’s worst hammam, as it is also his first hammam. In…