Some of my favorite Korean signs

English is difficult. Everyone knows that. None more so than the people who have spent their whole lives speaking it. Sometimes this difficulty however rewards us with some of the greatest moments of being lost in translation. As a traveler, one of my most cherished treasures is the sings that Tawny and I encounter as we make our way around […]

Happy Birthday, Travel Love

On Tawny’s Birthday, I often take a moment to reflect on why she is the perfect travel companion. I’ve had the rare and wonderful honor of seeing so much of the world with her, and here’s why I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with any one else. You’re hardcore. And you’re beautiful. And fun to take out to dinner. […]

Life Long Dream – Embarking Today

I´ve been standing on the beach fastening buoyant sticks together, in an attempt to make a raft. I figured that if I could find enough cloth might even be able to fashion a sail, or perhaps harness some sea turtles for propulsion. It was while I was making a rather admirable looking craft that the winds of fortune changed. Now […]

Magic Tattoo in Thailand

“Sak Yant”   May/30/2010 This week the crew goes down to Thailand in search of a monk to give them a blessing. This is no ordinary blessing however. They will tell the monk their hopes and ambitions and the monk will then select a custom blessing to tattoo onto them! Join us this week as Captain and Clark get a […]

Baby duck, anyone?

“Dumaguette Night Life/Balut”   Dec./2010 In the sleepy colonial town of Dumaguette it seems like all there is is bars. For a look at the local flavor check out our video and see the highlights of the main avenue. Take a left at the main ferry terminal and you’ll see the many bars and street vendors of Dumaguette. For the more […]

Shillabang Guest House

“Shillabang Guest House”   Dec./20/2010 The Shillabang guest house is a traditional Hanok, or Korean house. For a room it costs 10,000 won or about 8 dollars a night. The rooms are traditional, from the yo mat for sleeping to the heated ondol floor. Included in your fee is access to the community kitchen, the tea room, bike rental, and a […]

Tawny Kicks Ass

“Hapkido Tournament”   Nov./28/2010 This week Clark enters a Hapkido demonstration in Seoul. While she thinks she’ll be competing in the all women’s division she find’s her self in a surprising situation.