Brasil Day 9

Wrapping up this incredible trip now. As I do with all my travels: At 19, my Dad retired from one of his careers. After calling his office to congratulate him, I was told he already left, but that his shoes were under his old desk. Of course I called home to tell him about his […]

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Brasil Days 2 & 3

Days 2 and 3 here in beautiful Brasil were all about: Surf. Walk. Explore. Repeat. Just can’t beat it. Silence is a unique thing. As a solo explorer for most of the last decade I’ve been able to witness silence in a variety of settings.Sunday night, while walking home from a day that was full […]

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Brasil & my first time

We all remember our first time…traveling. We meet amazing people, try unique food and witness cultures that we would not dream of. In 2009, I can recall my first time in Brasil. It was a nation that captured me from the moment my feet touched her ground. I can recall the passion and love spilling […]

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A campfire to remember

As if sailing around Cape Horn wasn’t enough, this day became even more memorable. After anchoring the Santa Maria we took a small dingy to shore—where a small beach awaited us on an island along the southern seas. If you looked at the pictures you would guess we were on a beach in Thailand. The […]

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Off To Sail Cape Horn

It was only two weeks earlier when my best friend Andy, brother Ravi, sister Maya and her husband Michael took me to the Super Bowl. There, on the 40-yard line with the city that doesn’t sleep as our backdrop, we watched my mentor lead his team to the World Championship. A unique feeling, as it […]

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Day 5 – We’re all full of stories

Imagine walking down a busy street without looking at your iPhone? Now picture that street with no lights, few cars and only a handful of people. What do you hear? What do you see? What do you feel? Along today’s stretch on the Camino De Santiago so many of those senses burst onto this path, […]

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The horses and their stories

Along my travels I’ve been fortunate to witness many things, ranging from many wonders of the world to various well-known destinations, but throughout them all, the moments I recall most vividly are within the journey along the way. It’s kind of like football players in the PAC-12 conference; they rarely recall the Rose Bowl game […]

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Day 3: The Yellow Arrow Lesson

Day 3. As we walk along the Camino towards Santiago we are guided by only yellow arrows. But, it is like they have mind of their own, playing games on you as if they are a long lost pal of Dr. Michael Gervais. For instance, when you have not seen a yellow arrow for over […]

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