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Metro-Manila, likely not the top of your travel bucket list, the bustling sprawling South-East Asian capital of the Philippines. Home to somewhere between 12 - 20 million people, one of the world’s most densely populated city. When I accepted the job of helping create...

I sailed across the Pacific Ocean as a deckhand on a 110' sailboat. The barometer had been dropping all day and about 200nm off the coast of the Tuamotu Islands an immense storm showed up on radar. We changed course, but the vessel was not fast enough to outrun the sto...

The first day solo was full of wonder and excitement. My, what an adventure! “I’m such a badass,” I told myself. Now, I’d done a lot of remote adventuring “by myself”, likely a function of my lack of patience, inclination to go to bizarre places, and a certain level of...

Where is your husband? Are you in the outback alone? These two questions followed me as I crossed Australia on unsealed 4x4 tracks in my Landcruiser. The answers were, there is no husband, and yes I am in the outback alone. People stared in disbelief as if I had a few...

For me, two of the greatest joys in life are warm homemade bread and a fire that brings together friends and family. The good news is homemade bread cooked on sticks over a fire (literally breadsticks) are a lot easier to make than they sound.

Light your fire and let it...

Nicaragua. My first trip to the land of a thousand lakes occurred in 2012. At the time, Nicaragua was still years away from being on the New York Times “52 places” list. And while now, there are backpackers, retirees, and all-inclusive resorts, the Nicaragua that stole...

Bush tucker, aka bush food, includes plants and animals native to the Australian outback; it is a cuisine with a 60,000 year old legacy to native plants, seeds, nuts and proteins originally used by Aboriginals with a growing trend of inclusion in contemporary Australia...

Aside from scallops, there are not many ingredients that come complete with their own little frying pan, that is both beautiful and conducts heat. Try this luscious combination of butter, scallops, and seaweed. It makes for the perfect starter at your next bonfire.

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When I set out to four-wheel drive across Australia, I chose a route far from paved roads and auto repair shops. If something went wrong getting a tow truck, a trip to a mechanic shop was not an option. Everyone in the city warned me that to undertake such an audacious...

It’s that special time of the year again, when America runs on pumpkin. The beloved vegetable that once fed New England’s starving settlers now serves as the multi-month gateway to the holidays. Some like pumpkin spiced in their latte’s, others likes it in their beer,...

The flightless running bird whose mid-body shares an uncanny resemblance to a portobello mushroom. These nomadic birds look like they are in a perpetual state of shock; it's like they fell asleep under the Obama administration and woke up to find out Donald Trump was p...

Sometimes even adventuresome women just want to feel clean and look good, which can be difficult to achieve when bathrooms are few and far between. So it's time to talk about beauty products. I am always on the search for skincare suitable for adventurers: the smell go...

A simple and delicious way to cook trout that will make you feel like a chef and a carpenter at the same time. These beautiful whole trout make a deliciously simple and impressive-looking meal. Fresh trout doesn't need a lot of accoutrements - it's a low maintenance fi...

Officially known as Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, located in South Australia, is the country's largest salt lake and the 13th largest lake in the world. The only thing is, the Lake Eyre rarely has any water. So why drive 2,000km to see a lake with no water in it? It was a que...

After nearly two years in the land down under I feel compelled to share that there is more to

Australian food than shrimp on the barbie & bloomin’ onions... Here are six iconic Australian foods explained

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Iced Vovo - The Mighty Vovo! A wheat b...

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