Prior to beginning my traverse of the Japanese Alps this year, I had the chance to visit Jotaro Yoshida, founder of LOCUS GEAR at their headquarters in Japan's Kanagawa Prefecture, just outside of Tokyo. LOCUS GEAR is a small gear manufacturer, based in Japan, that specializes in lightweight
Travel Like a Boss Podcast Episode 192 – Trekking and Travel Tips, Pacific Crest Trail, and Kathmandu
Morning two in Kathmandu and I am hard at work attempting to be hard at work in the official breakfast eating area of my Thamel guest house (Thamel is the tourist center of Kathmandu) when I am approached by a man calling himself Johnny FD. Having seen the Pacific Crest Trail sticker on my
Long story short, I'm hugely famous in Japan now and will probably never be returning to the America (or even leaving this volcano filled island). Here's how it happened: I've just spent three hours dragging myself through 4,000 vertical feet (1,200 m) of boulder field to the saddle beneath
I was recently asked by DJ Jess from BreakThru Radio to do an interview for her podcast Twenty-Something Traveler. Being the gentleman that I am (and since having a conversation with someone is far more enjoyable than responding to an email that goes something like, "Hey! I want to interview you!
I left the Pacific Crest Trail with more than just terrible memories and a renewed sense of "what the hell am I doing with my life" - I also managed to bank some friendships along the way. The day I left Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows, I met a hiker who managed to change my entire attitude towards
I was recently contacted by the fine folks over at MadBody.com to do an interview with them about the Pacific Crest Trail. Given that talking about the PCT has become a personal expertise of mine, I could not pass up the opportunity to do so with such willing listeners. The following is what