San Miguel de Allende

New town. New energy to meld with. Just as we’re wont to do, we found the location of our Airbnb pad, dropped bags, and hit the streets. Professional street-hitters in action. Our place was at the downhill end of a pasillo artesanal. First impressions of a beautiful town. Cobblestone streets and cathedrals galore. Warm rustic […]

Motorcycle Meditation

Today I had an amazing ride. It was the kind of ride that put a smile on my face and encapsulated everything I love about riding motorcycles. I don’t know if the reasons why I love it are universal to other riders. I know a lot of people only ride on the weekends and view their bike […]

On Being a Mixed-Race Traveler

Yes, this is about me. I’m a mutt, a half-Mexican, half-Caucasian gentleman from a dusty border town in the desert. Growing up mixed-race meant that I wasn’t accepted by either side, and because I had traits, both physical and behavioral of both sides, I could never fully relate to either. Once I moved away from my almost-all-Mexican […]

Lessons Learned from World Travel

Today I turned 30, and this is my first post after a long hiatus. After traveling the majority of last year, I had a rough couple months readjusting to life in the US. Going from absolute freedom, being able to go where the wind would take me, to working a full-time job was an unpleasant […]

Laxman Jhula/Rishikesh

Laxman Jhula, next to Rishikesh in Uttarakand. I happened to be there during a nationwide Shiva festival. There were droves of young men from neighboring villages and some from all corners of India crossing the bridge from Rishikesh to Laxman Jhula every minute. They all walked through the main street to a holy site a few […]

Malana village

Not sure where I was going, I was on the bus on the way to Kasol in the Parvati Valley when I met two young ladies from Catalunya. They told me they were headed to a quiet, secluded town and I decided to head that way as well. To get there we shared a taxi to a […]

Mcloed Ganj – Dharamshala

In Mcloed Ganj I found the spiritual vibe I had hoped to find in SE Asia. Home to the Dalai Lama and some 80,000 Tibetan refugees, this town at the base of the Himalayas is easily one of my favorite places I’ve been this trip. The green, steep mountains with the fog constantly rolling up […]

Hanuman Sak Yant

One of my very last days in Thailand before going to India I made a decision. I decided to get my second Sak Yant (traditional Thai tattoo) from Master Arjan Pi Bang Kating. I love many aspects of Sak Yant: The tradition and history of it, the spiritual energy and magic it possesses/endows, and the artistic […]