Posts tagged Misadventure

Weekly Photo Mojo: Woah, a Dragon Statue! Shit, BIG Mistake.

It’s Monday again, and I felt you needed a chuckle from a pretty funny travel instance I had in New Zealand. When I say instance, I actually mean a REALLY big blonde travel moment. I happened to be wandering around Wellington aimlessly as I would most days, examining all of the interesting modern art and unique buildings that make up the wonderful capital. As I was wandering the harbor for the first time, I suddenly found myself face to face with a dragon. Yes, I say “dragon” because that is… Read More

My 5 Biggest Travel Regrets of 2012.

“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets” -Arthur Miller In life, I try to live with as little regrets as possible. My motto Live Gnarly stems directly from this practice — To wake each day and embrace the possibilities, to take every opportunity presented to do something epic, and to overall lead an awesome existence. But it doesn’t always pan out that way; especially with travel, and especially when you are a complete travel noob. Trust me, mis-adventures made up the majority of… Read More

Nightmare before Christmas – Santa Stole my Camera!

In a recent post about my first experience celebrating the holidays in a foreign country, I briefly hinted that something mischievous was afoot. It wasn’t much more than a mention, but I noted that amongst all of the joy and jubilee of celebrating Christmas on a beach; my camera had gone missing. What comes to mind when you hear the words: jolly, fat, red, and beard? Well for me, I think of a jolly, fat, bearded, red suit wearing THIEF!   Let me explain… Our bus had just arrived at… Read More