Quick Review – Steampunk HQ in Oamaru, New Zealand

One of the habits we got into while driving through New Zealand was to pick a random site in a town based on what popped up on the map.  In Oamaru, that was the Steampunk HQ. Now the entrance was about 20 NZD(family prices) which is a bit high in my opinion however the site at the time was still being built and it keeps … Continue reading Quick Review – Steampunk HQ in Oamaru, New Zealand

Speight’s Brewery Review – BEEEEEERRRR

Dunedin, New Zealand is a magical city with an oddity of sites such as a creepy Willy Wonka-like chocolate factory, a heart melting butterfly pavilion, and even the steepest neighborhood road in the world(so they claim). All of these lovely sites are accented by the Speight’s Brewery located near the city center where you can take a lovely, sobriety optional tour for only 25 NZD. … Continue reading Speight’s Brewery Review – BEEEEEERRRR

Roadtrip Through Wyoming with Strange Sites and the Jackalope Obsession

So this most recent 4th of July I decided to go visit my family up in Billings, Montana.  At my current residence in Denver, Colorado this involved a roughly 8 hour drive through one of the most boringly shaped states in the USA. I’m no stranger to roadtrips and I love them, if you want another good roadtrip story check out my articles on the … Continue reading Roadtrip Through Wyoming with Strange Sites and the Jackalope Obsession

Hiking the Dragon Trail – Hong Kong

Continuing my previous decision to include more exercise in my wanderings, I’ve gone and hiked to Big Wave Bay in Hong Kong on the epically named Dragon Trail. The eastern side of Hong Kong island is amazingly beautiful, and (surprisingly) undeveloped. Much of it is nature parks with awesome trails with awesome names. My hike started at Chai Wan station at the end of the … Continue reading Hiking the Dragon Trail – Hong Kong

Cliff Jumping and Meat Challenges in Dubrovnik, Croatia

In a country of beautiful cities like Croatia trying to pick out a favorite is incredibly tough.  I’ve had to resort to trying to think of which city provided one of the most unique experiences among them and I arrived back at Dubrovnik.  Dubrovnik is a city that gets a lot of publicity lately because of Game of Thrones and its generally pleasing, medieval aesthetic. … Continue reading Cliff Jumping and Meat Challenges in Dubrovnik, Croatia

24 Hours on the Trans-Siberian Railway

After finishing the Mongol Rally I got the interesting experience to ride the Trans-Siberian railroad from Ulan Ude to Ulaanbaatar.  It was a relatively short ride(24 hours) especially considering the distance the train travels but it was good for what I would call a sample of the experience. When booking the ticket I had to go to a clearly Soviet era building in Ulan Ude … Continue reading 24 Hours on the Trans-Siberian Railway

The Underground Tunnels of CERN

At a particularly lucky point in my life I had the honor of fulfilling an internship at CERN just outside of Geneva, Switzerland.  It was and still is, hands down, the best job I ever had.  I was surrounded by some of the smartest people on the planet working on some of the most fascinating projects in history.  Plus, and most importantly, the entire aesthetic … Continue reading The Underground Tunnels of CERN

Quick Trips – Biking in Taipei

My wife has long been informing me that I am far too rotund for my own good. Which is, unfortunately, very true. So, I’ve decided to add some more exercise to my travel regimen. While in Taipei, I decided to bike the length of the city. From Guting in southern-central Taipei, up to one of my favorite places in Taipei, Danshui (well technically, New Taipei … Continue reading Quick Trips – Biking in Taipei