Zanskar Expedition Video with LA Riders

Here’s a video I compiled from my six-day expedition through the Zanskar Range of the Himalayas with LA Riders motorcycle club. The trip included high-altitude camping, music, and crossing three of the world’s highest motorable passes. In the middle of the trip we stopped for a trek and bridge crossing to reach Phuktal Gumpa, theContinue reading “Zanskar Expedition Video with LA Riders”

Meet the Renegade Queen of Aerial Arts

April Ananda Bliss is a tiny, tattooed faerie who can fly three times as high as Michael Jordan. Originally from Colorado, April left the U.S. at age 20 to spread her love of fire dancing and hula hooping around the world. She spent the next several years hitchhiking cargo boats in the Peruvian Amazon, couchsurfingContinue reading “Meet the Renegade Queen of Aerial Arts”

Book Review: Freedom from the Known

Jiddu Krishnamurti is a Jedi Master of the First Order. Born in India in 1895, Krishnamurti was a philosopher, writer, and global speaker on topics of psychological revolution. I had never heard of him until I came to India. In fact, I don’t recall any Indian authors being on my high school or college readingContinue reading “Book Review: Freedom from the Known”

Is it Possible to find True Love Traveling?

While traveling through India for the past year I’ve dated several Indian girls and even found myself in a few serious relationships. During the first part of my trip I wasn’t expecting anything too serious, just fun. And there’s plenty of opportunities for that while traveling. But it seemed that every time I really connectedContinue reading “Is it Possible to find True Love Traveling?”

How to Survive 14-Days of Rave in Goa

Is your natural habitat somewhere between a laser and a fog machine? Why not upgrade to lasers and fog machines mounted on palm trees overlooking the Arabian Sea?   Just plan a trip to North Goa during the next holiday season. It’s a never-ending rave party from December through January featuring underground techno and psychedelicContinue reading “How to Survive 14-Days of Rave in Goa”

India Emergency Room Visit = 5 Rupees

While traveling I get lots of injuries but this is a really stupid one. Got gashed by the ceiling fan in my guesthouse when I stood up on the bed at night. You see being tall is not always so good. There was lots of blood spilling from my bald head. Luckily some Indian guysContinue reading “India Emergency Room Visit = 5 Rupees”

Trippy Love: A Short Story

A beautiful girl approaches an older guy in a nightclub as techno beats in the background. “Hey, you took my drink from the dance floor!” she says. “No, it’s not yours, it’s mine,” he assures her. “I’m tripping. Let’s leave here,” she says, grabbing his hand. They ride his bike through the dusty back roads,Continue reading “Trippy Love: A Short Story”

Arranged Marriages in India: Twisted Social Networking

While traveling through India for the past ten months I’ve met many young Indians who are also traveling, staying in hostels, and generally living a lifestyle that runs afoul of their parents’ wishes. When the topic of marriage comes up, they often say something like, “My parents want me to come home and get marriedContinue reading “Arranged Marriages in India: Twisted Social Networking”

Floating in the Arabian Sea

A plane flies in from MumbaiAnother leaves from Delhi, and a third from BangaloreAll three crash into the Arabian Sea The passengers are lostFloating somewhere around GoaInhaling clouds of smoke and chemicalsSuspended in time and space They’re getting sucked deeper into the funnel nowFurther down through the ocean’s vortexIt’s that dark grey spiralThe sunken dancefloorContinue reading “Floating in the Arabian Sea”