Sulawesi, Singapore, & Cambodia

This winter break, my partner and I traveled back to Southeast Asia for kind of a variety-pack vacation. Our first stop was Sulawesi, Indonesia, where we went scuba diving in the Lembeh Strait. Lembeh is famous for “muck diving,” i.e., hunting for bizarre creatures like mantis shrimp, frogfish, and bobbit … Read More

Scotland, July 2019

After a conference in Glasgow this summer, I rented a car and drove around the Scottish highlands hiking some of the country’s highest peaks, or “Munro bagging” as the locals call it (a Munro is a distinct summit 3000 feet or higher). I drove counterclockwise, starting in the Caingorms in … Read More

Patagonia, Dec. 2018 – Jan. 2019

During the past winter break, my fiancee, Alex, and I trekked and road-tripped around Patagonia. We started our trip by backpacking the “W” in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. Although December is known for rain and extremely strong (100kmh) winds in the park, we had amazing weather throughout our … Read More

Continental Divide road trip, Fall 2018

In September of 2018, Alex and I drove from Kalispell, MT to Denver, CO to hike in Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain national parks. Grinnel Glacier (Glacier NP) and Sky Pond (RMNP) trails were the highlights. We also stopped to meet my parents in Pinedale, WY and visited … Read More

Spain-Portugal road trip, May 2018

In May, 2018, Alex and I spent a week driving Northern Spain and Portugal. After picking up our rental car in Madrid, our first stop was the Picos de Europa national park where we did some amazing hiking. This area, which straddles Asturias, Cantabria, and Castilla y Leon, seems not … Read More

Hong Kong and Taiwan, Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018

For winter break in 2018, we spent two weeks in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Our time in Hong Kong was mostly spent eating—our meal at Ronin in Sheung Wan might be my favorite of all time—but the city actually has a lot of great hiking and outdoors activities. We hiked … Read More

Iceland, July 2017

A few days after returning home from Scotland, I set out with some friends for a road trip around Iceland. Our first destination was Landmannalaugar in the highlands of the country’s interior, where we camped for a night and hiked some of the areas’s incredible mountains. Form there, we drove … Read More

Isle of Skye, June 2017

Before this summer’s SED meeting in Edinburgh , I rented a car for a few days to drive around the Isle of Skye. The five-hour drive up to Skye from Edinburgh immediately after the redeye flight from Toronto was a little tough, but the rest of the trip was wonderful. … Read More

Maritimes road trip, July 2016

This summer Alex and I spent three weeks driving from Toronto through Maine, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Quebec (and back!). We stopped at far too many places to mention all of them, but two highlights were Cape Breton in NS, where we did a ton of great hiking … Read More

Ecuador, Dec. 2014

In December of 2014, Alex and I spent three weeks in Ecuador scuba diving in the Galapagos, exploring the Amazon rainforest, and wandering around the mountain town of Baños. The first week of the trip took place on the liveaboard dive boat, Galapagos Sky. We did 4 long, cold dives … Read More