San Blas Adventures

After Colombia my intentions were to backpack South America. However, once I got there I landed a job at Habla Ya in Panama City. After Carnivale, I had to make my way to the neighboring country. Despite its proximity, it’s not easy to get from one country to the other cheaply. I have yet to meet a backpacker that braved the overland journey. Last minute plane tickets were $500 one way, so I went with San Blas Adventures on a speed boat tour which was roughly the same price. Now I am making my way up Central America. I finish Nicaragua tomorrow and will head to Honduras. Subscribe to see upcoming videos on Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and reflections on the journey to travel and find...

First real film gig!

For the last month I had an amazing opportunity to explore the best of Panama City and capture it on film. It’s 5AM in San Jose, Costa Rica and I’m about to take a bus to Nicaragua. I’d like to add onto this post later, but I would just like to say that it has been my dream job to work and travel and this was exactly that. I got to learn 4 hours of Spanish every day and not only did I get paid to see the best of Panama City, I also got to explore Bocas Del Toro, a stunningly beautiful island, for 2 weeks. I hope this piece adds to my portfolio and it can open many more opportunities just like that.   For example, maybe I can explore the world with www.worldofbeer.com. I just sent in video my application this morning too (Mom all-nighters are ok if I got an 8 hour bus ride coming up). Anyways, feel free to check out the hustle, and I think sharing it might help my chances. Cheers!...

Tijuana

Nat Geo just ranked Tijuana as a top travel destination for 2016. Unfortunately, this came out AFTER I went. I did not intend to go to Tijuana nor did I intend to make this video. I did not decide to cross the border from San Diego until the morning of. At 7:45AM I was on my way to TJ, but at 7:30AM I still had not decided, was not packed, and was actually still asleep… Read More

Angel’s Landing Hike | Highlights

Check out an action packed 100 second video of Zion National Park’s Angel’s Landing — arguably one of the best short hikes in the United States.

After 3 full days of editing the previous two videos, I got fed up with the rules of documentary / news editing and decided to pursue a more emotional approach. Originally just for fun, I have now refined it to be a bit more presentable. Enjoy and let me know what you think! Read More

Havasupai: My favorite place in the US

I was all hiked out after Zion. It was 4pm and I was at a random off-the-highway Starbucks. Where do I go tonight? I decided to shoot Havasupai a call to see if by some miracle there were open spots. They told me there were all booked for the year earlier. I was cool with that…I had just did The Narrows yesterday, and Angel’s Landing the day before –the 2 most amazing hike’s I’ve ever done. Read More

UPDATE: Robbed

It is Day 20 and we’ve only made it from San Francisco to Seattle. Between getting robbed, my own projects, Nunu’s wedding videos that he needed to finish, other random obstacles, coupled with all the learning & logistics in between, there have been a lot of unforeseen setbacks.

Most of the stress comes outside of travel planning, which we really don’t do much of at all. Pursuing purpose, learning new skills, starting these creative projects are a full time job on its own. We’re still working on finding a balance of fun, work and relaxation. It’s within reach, and we’ve made huge strides. Like the last video says, these challenges continue to be huge life lessons. Both of our lives have already taken quite a turn …for the good, which often comes from the bad. Read More