Grand Sumo Tournaments in Osaka and Tokyo

In 2015 and 2017 I attended the Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka and Tokyo respectively.  Sumo wrestling is one of the most popular sports in Japan and the tickets go very fast.  For 2015 we had to buy tickets 3 months in advance and for 2017 it was sold out except for a package tour that included a sake tasting and garden tour(which was totally … Continue reading Grand Sumo Tournaments in Osaka and Tokyo

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – Yes, I Was Kind of High

One of my fondest memories with my dad was our 2nd European trip when we decided to go to Amsterdam.  Now, my father is a very conservative, goofy, yet a bit rigid man and I was not really sure how he would handle a city like Amsterdam.  Overall, besides getting into a WW2 argument with a ticket taker, he seemed to love it. Side note, … Continue reading Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – Yes, I Was Kind of High

Swimming With Giants – Photos from Snorkeling in Hawaii

Back in the day I had a pretty solid underwater photography setup that I was very fond of.  However, as most frequent travelers may attest, valuables do not last.  There was an incident with my equipment and it has taken me quite some time to even get the interest in gathering new gear.  However with a too appealing holiday deal on a Canon G9 X … Continue reading Swimming With Giants – Photos from Snorkeling in Hawaii

Mechanics and Parties – Rickshaw Run Part 3

If you haven’t done so, check out Part 1 and Part 2. Welcome to part 3. In this part, we will cover Goa. I’m sure a ton of people have been to Goa who read this blog. It is considered the beach paradise of India, and it is well deserving of that name. When we ended up in Goa, we had been on the road for 4 days, … Continue reading Mechanics and Parties – Rickshaw Run Part 3

Driving Monster Trucks in Indiana

I’m a believer that every state in America has something weird to offer, and I plan to find out what those are.  In one of my first attempts at finding the uniquely fun I was introduced to a place in Franklin Indiana called Radical Racing Monster Truck Driving School.  From the name I think you can assume where this is going… The cost is pretty … Continue reading Driving Monster Trucks in Indiana

A Short Trip to Jakarta

I always have mixed feelings about Jakarta. While I love the food, the people, and of course, the prices, the heat and humidity find a way of dragging me down. On this last trip, I decided that I would enjoy my stay more by staying inside and drinking/eating. However, I am incorrigible when it comes to wandering about, so after 15 minutes of having a … Continue reading A Short Trip to Jakarta

Carolina Reapers, Drag Queens, and Ninjas – A Guide to an Epic Night in New York City

Early October this year I was in New York City for a Comic Con…yea I seem to go to a lot of those I know.  However while I was there I ended up have a night that I will remember for a long time because of the just general absurdity that ended up happening.  I’m going to take you on a stop by stop tour … Continue reading Carolina Reapers, Drag Queens, and Ninjas – A Guide to an Epic Night in New York City