Japan Part 3 – Onsen, Yakitori and a Ninja Temple

We explored another country town that day and the weather was really kind to us, bright sunshine and blue sky’s making for some great views and photography. The village, although it was touristy was still an active small farming community that grew a lot of their own crops. In the early evening we arrived at […]

Japan Part 2 – Sleeping in a 400 year old Japanese house

Toilet Talk So I have to talk about toilets for a second. I’d heard toilet technology was rather advanced in the land of the rising sun but I didn’t realise quite how advanced. So yeah they have like a million different bidet settings including specific ones for the ladies, heated seats to keep your tush […]

Tokyo, I think I love you

As mentioned in a previous post I’ve been wanting to travel to Japan for a long time. I guess it started as a teen with exposure to Anime and then the stylistic view of Japan in Kill Bill. Then I read James Clavell’s Epic – Shogun, a book I highly recommend. Since then Ive been dreaming of […]

Heart Attack on the Beach and Complaining about Travelling

A Week in Bali. Don’t worry mum, it wasn’t me or anyone we know having the heart attack. So originally the plan for this trip was to go hiking in Nepal with Click and Cheesebeard, two good friends from the Appalachian Trail last year. Then Michelle decided she wanted to get involved, then No-Hat from […]

Shamma Mountain Goat Review – Barefoot Sandal Greatness

As I’ve mentioned before in previous blog posts and Youtube Videos I’m a big proponent of the barefoot movement, choosing to do away with big clunky shoes as much as possible especially when doing active pursuits. My previous review of the Altra Lone Peak series of running shoes goes through why they are my favourite […]

How to Scuba Dive in Komodo National Park

First of all just let me say that Komodo has the best diving I’ve ever done and I’ve been lucky enough to dive some pretty good spots around the world. Although Komodo isn’t as accessible as some other great diving spots it’s totally do-able and definitely worthwhile. There are essentially two options for diving in […]

Paris & Wonderfully WEIRD Taiwan – Travel Vlog

Howdy All Me and Michelle arrived back in Helsinki a few days ago and are slowly dealing with the jet lag and that weird sense of being home after a long trip. Activity on the blog should be picking up over the next couple of weeks as I compile my thoughts, videos and pictures. Enjoy […]

The Wonderful Weirdness of Taiwan

‘Sup Guys and Gals So this is my first blog from the road on our six week Paris, Taiwan and Indonesia trip. I’d planned on getting this uploaded a bit sooner but we’ve been moving around non stop since the start of the trip. I’m writing this aboard the train back to Taipei to pick up my […]

Disneyland Paris, Taiwan and Indonesia – Travel Packing List

Howdy Guys and Gals In a few days time me and the lovely lady are off for a five and a half week trip, the first few nights will be spent at Disneyland Paris getting in some quality time with family and riding rollercoasters ’til we’re dizzy. Then from Paris we fly to Taipei, Taiwan […]