Book Review: Lost in the Valley of Death

“There is a world beyond that of our everyday physical, mental and emotional experiences. Beyond the five senses, and different from the realm of imagination. It is the world of the unseen and eternal, of spirit and vision. It is a dimension of life that very few people of today seek, or perhaps care toContinue reading “Book Review: Lost in the Valley of Death”

Amazon to Cape Horn: Journal of Fear

Starting in July of 2021, I embarked on a nine-month solo trip through South America, mostly via motorcycle and without cell phone, GPS, or any real proficiency in Portuguese or Spanish. Along the way I experienced many lovely things, most of which I won’t bore you with here, because this is a different story; aContinue reading “Amazon to Cape Horn: Journal of Fear”

Top 5 Songs for Solo Motorcycle Trips

While your friends are busy getting married, having kids, and buying “BJÖRKSNÄS” dressers from Ikea, you’re riding a motorcycle through some strange and desperate land searching for something, something that’s out there — but what? Only the Gods of Rock ‘n Roll can tell you. Here’s five top songs for your solo-moto trippin’. (Note heavyContinue reading “Top 5 Songs for Solo Motorcycle Trips”

One Month Tech-Detox Diary

The year 2022: technology has enslaved mankind in the glow of its addictive web. Soon the machines will rise up and terminate us all, as is foretold in T2: Judgement Day. The only escape is to abandon all Skynet devices, load up a motorcycle with survival gear, and ride into the desert. I did thisContinue reading “One Month Tech-Detox Diary”

Ayahuasca Trip Down the Amazon

AMAZONAS, BRASILCARGO BOAT – DAY 1 I’m still mentally and physically dealing with one of the most intense experiences of my life — meeting my shaman in a remote part of the Amazon and drinking five bowls of Ayahuasca to become inducted into the indigenous community — leaving my body and crossing into the natural-spiritualContinue reading “Ayahuasca Trip Down the Amazon”

Kill Your Master

“The real universe is within your reach.” — Terence McKenna You’re living in a computer generated DreamworldWalking around in concussion-like dazeSucked into the warm glow of your phoneIt is your Master and you are its Slave Where did you go?It told you where to goWhat do you fear?It told you what to fear Everywhere, grownContinue reading “Kill Your Master”

Riding the Silk Road through Nubra Valley

LEH, LADAKHSept. 2020 For the third straight day I’m sitting in the District Commissioner’s Office in Leh waiting for my permit to ride into Nubra Valley.  I have no phone or reading material, so find myself browsing through the District’s Human Waste Management booklet, which comes disturbingly published in full color. Must… look… away! NubraContinue reading “Riding the Silk Road through Nubra Valley”

Hostel vs Hotel … what’s your vibe?

(Chill zone at Moustache Hostel in Pushkar, India) Don’t you ever wonder what it was like to live in a 1960’s hippie commune? You know lounging around with dirty transients, playing groovy music, getting high and partaking in Free Love. All that’s DONE AND CANCELLED, right? Wrong: start traveling the world and check into aContinue reading “Hostel vs Hotel … what’s your vibe?”

Are we Trapped in a Computer Simulation?

The ultimate forbidden thought is “None of this is real.” — Deepak Chopra, Metahuman For many of us, we don’t live in reality … we just don’t. We live in a digital interface with reality.  It’s a series of screens that present us with a network of colleagues, characters, romantic partners and beating heart emojisContinue reading “Are we Trapped in a Computer Simulation?”

Bem vindo ao Renegades Brazil!

Welcome to Renegades Brazil, beetches! Before getting into the Brazil trip, just a quick coda on the last one. After traveling through India from 2020 to 2021, I returned to the U.S. to recover from my motorcycle accident. During this time I stayed at my dad’s in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin where I ate fast foodContinue reading “Bem vindo ao Renegades Brazil!”