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Locked Up…in America!

Locked Up…in America!

August 9, 2013

Courtesy of Eric Hill Held at gunpoint in Zimbabwe, having navigated through North Korea, accused of being a spy by extremist militants in the active war zone in Syria, arrested in a conflict region of South Sudan… I can’t deny there are moments of uncertain future in the journey through this beautiful world, but I […]

Arrest in South Sudan

Arrest in South Sudan

August 1, 2013

Before I started this journey, I knew there would be some rough patches, but hey, that’s part of the excitement. Plus it makes what follows the rough patches even better. After selling the motorbikes in Uganda, Kyle and I boarded a plane for the first time in a month on our way to Juba, South […]

East Africa by Motorbike (Part 2): Tanzania to Uganda

East Africa by Motorbike (Part 2): Tanzania to Uganda

July 27, 2013

Courtesy of Eric Hill I woke somewhat violently to the rooster yelling in my ear from less than a foot away… for the second time in Africa. So, for the second time in a couple weeks, Kyle and I began our day by laughing almost to tears. All the chicken did was look at us […]

East Africa by Motorbike (Part 1): The Witch Doctor

East Africa by Motorbike (Part 1): The Witch Doctor

July 22, 2013

Courtesy of Eric Hill With Kilimanjaro conquered Kyle Pettit (my friend and camera man) and I decided to relax with a safari day at Ngorogoro Crater National Park with Kilidove Tours. We got to see some breathtaking landscapes and countless wild animals. I couldn’t believe how close we could get to them. I even touched […]

Jumping the Dream Cliff

Jumping the Dream Cliff

July 19, 2013

Courtesy of Eric Hill Kjerag, the cliff I only learned about a couple months before I left for Norway, yet the one I’d been dreaming about my whole life. I don’t know about you, but whenever I stand on the edge of something tall, I wish there was a way to jump off and survive. […]

Kilimanjaro: To the Top of the World and Back in Two Days

Kilimanjaro: To the Top of the World and Back in Two Days

July 13, 2013

Conquering Kilimanjaro has been near the top of my bucket list since I was a child. In one of the many times spent with my dad spinning our family globe, we pointed out the highest mountains in the world. And the highest mountain in Africa, which in my mind as a child was the most […]

Iceland, Toying with the Extreme

Iceland, Toying with the Extreme

July 2, 2013

Courtesy of Eric Hill As you could imagine, the summer heat of the Sahara Desert in Sudan left me looking forward to cooling off in Iceland, my next stop. After a few short days back in the US visiting some family in Chicago. I had some business to take care of and a BASE jumping […]

Syria: My Scary but Beautiful Experience

Syria: My Scary but Beautiful Experience

June 17, 2013

I woke up at 6am and met our fixer at a café in Kilis around 8:00 for last minute instructions, warnings and plans. I was reminded just how serious the situation in Syria was. This was no joke heading into such an active war zone. From all accounts, including those from very experienced war-zone journalists, […]

Syria: do you know where THEIR children are?

Syria: do you know where THEIR children are?

April 24, 2013

Minieh, Lebanon © Icarus Blake   The man has a handsome, weathered face with deeply set hazel eyes. His beard is accurately trimmed and he wears a stark white shirt. You can tell he’s making an effort to maintain his dignity, but his of old sandals kept together with scotch tape give away the reality […]

To North Korea and Back

To North Korea and Back

February 28, 2013

You can count on blogs and stories direct from me soon. But for starters, here is an article in the Korean Times about my trip to North Korea. Enjoy! http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/culture/2013/02/135_131171.html