Wellington, New Zealand Part 1: Oktoberfest, Tree Forts, and Hodor

New Zealand gave me a lot of great memories during my time there and one city bears a lot of the responsibility for that.  Wellington, New Zealand is a coastal city that seems to walk the line of large and small while having the perks of both.  We stopped in here twice during our trip and had a ton of different experiences.  In this first … Continue reading Wellington, New Zealand Part 1: Oktoberfest, Tree Forts, and Hodor

In the Path of Totality – Glendo, Wyoming

This last weekend I decided to jump on the hype bandwagon for the lunar event of the year.  Glendo, Wyoming was the closest spot to me to achieve a total eclipse and I figured since it was a smaller town the traffic may not have been as bad(I was way wrong there). Our plan was simple, we go to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater … Continue reading In the Path of Totality – Glendo, Wyoming

Small Town Montana in Pictures

I have been to Montana a lot growing up and the places you are in the most tend to be the ones you take for granted the most.  On this visit though I was presented with the chance to take a little drive through three small towns that my dad was familiar with growing up and he wanted to see what they were like today. … Continue reading Small Town Montana in Pictures

Quick Review – Baku Museum of Miniature Books, Azerbaijan

This should be pretty simple… The Baku Museum of Miniature Books… It’s a museum of miniature books ranging from Shakespeare to popular magazines.  All in varying degrees of size ranging from tiny to pretty small. Ok, I’ll provide some context.  During the Mongol Rally we were stranded in Baku waiting on a ferry for far too long and we had to find activities to kill … Continue reading Quick Review – Baku Museum of Miniature Books, Azerbaijan

Music Festival on the Beach – Taiwan

I have an idea of what my preferred afterlife would be: a beautiful beach with good surf spots, a variety of beer being served, a stage with live music, and water slides. I recently found my version of the afterlife here on Earth. Oh yes, you heard me right. Recently I went to the Ho Hai Yan Music festival on Fu Long beach and holy … Continue reading Music Festival on the Beach – Taiwan

San Diego Comicon 2017

I think I could argue both sides as to whether pop culture is something that should be celebrated to excess.  I also acknowledge the Comicon seems to barely be about comics anymore and more about whatever major Marvel/Star Wars/SciFi/Fantasy event is popular within 6 months.  These are valid criticisms of San Diego Comicon when you compare it to its origins in the late 80s to … Continue reading San Diego Comicon 2017

The Chung King Mansions in Hong Kong

The Chung King mansions brings up mixed emotions for me. It is a place of conflicting descriptions, the foremost in my mind is off-putting and amazing. It is a far different place than when I first visited about a decade ago. Then, you would be swarmed by people trying to sell you drugs and sex. These days, you get mobbed by people trying to sell … Continue reading The Chung King Mansions in Hong Kong