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Nuts and Bolts: How To Land a Job On an Alaskan Fishing Boat

This is the practical application of the Commercial Fishing in Alaska series and will be quite a bit more direct than the longer form narrative. So, I assume you're here because you: A.) scrolled to the 67th page of google search results and somehow found this and B.) you want to go test your mettle … Continue reading Nuts and Bolts: How To Land a Job On an Alaskan Fishing Boat

The Small Things: Thievin’ in the North Cascades

The employer/employee relationship is an interesting dynamic. It is constantly changing and radically different from one boss to another. Percy was to be my boss at the North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin for the summer of 2014 in Eastern Washington. My relationship with Percy was dynamic to say the least. Often wearing a button down … Continue reading The Small Things: Thievin’ in the North Cascades

How Not to Cook a Fish: A Tale of Stupidity, Nudism and Nature

The most important part of a road trip is not the number of miles that accumulate on the dash of your vehicle. The memorable parts of a roadtrip happen when you're free of your metal cage and out exploring the world. As I was driving through Ontario, Canada the thought occurred to me that I … Continue reading How Not to Cook a Fish: A Tale of Stupidity, Nudism and Nature

Make Travel and Work One: The Seasonal Nomad

There's more than one way to kill a cat than choking it to death on peanut butter... A very senile, obviously sadistic math teacher used this phrase at least once per class to explain mathematical concepts in my sophomore year of college. Although I was certain I would never reuse the inhumane analogy... well, here … Continue reading Make Travel and Work One: The Seasonal Nomad

The Small Things: Wedding in Kathmandu, Nepal

The streets of Kathmandu still show signs of the 2015 earthquake, bricks spill into the streets from a side alleyway and the entire city seems to be coated in a dust that drifted off the shaking mountains only to cover the city in a permanent mask . I walk down the street with my camera … Continue reading The Small Things: Wedding in Kathmandu, Nepal

Find Thyself: Vipassana Meditation Course in Myanmar

What draws one into a new experience? One could argue that curiosity is largely responsible for the accumulation of wisdom across our lifespans. Every wise old sage was once an eager student and every student was once an uneducated child. Without curiosity, we would never strive to know or become intrigued in a subject beyond … Continue reading Find Thyself: Vipassana Meditation Course in Myanmar

Danger Seeks Out an Adventurous Spirit. Welcome It.

Bandit camping outside a small village in Indonesia, I fall asleep to the sound of rain drops on my tent. I can see the kerosene lamps burning in the simple dwellings from a distance, they illuminate the front porch which has homegrown tobacco drying on the rafters. I've left my scooter on the side of … Continue reading Danger Seeks Out an Adventurous Spirit. Welcome It.

Commercial Fishing in Alaska: Call It Good

An offbeat rhythm wakes me up. I spend a while contemplating what it could be, a hard thump against the wall every ten seconds or so. If I had to guess I would say it's a can of green beans ramming against the wall in the pantry. The boat is pitching back and forth, my … Continue reading Commercial Fishing in Alaska: Call It Good

Commercial Fishing in Alaska: Bitter End, Working End

Bristol Bay. The fishery itself has an iconic feel to it, so many young men like myself have come out to these waters to try and strike it rich. Or relatively rich. The low hills that surround the town of Naknek leave you with the impression that you could walk forever without seeing much of … Continue reading Commercial Fishing in Alaska: Bitter End, Working End

Arctic Visions on The Dalton Highway: Getting to the Ocean

In the first installment of Arctic Visions, my copilot, David, and I make it past Coldfoot Camp and experience a show of the Northern Lights that leaves us stunned. Click here to read through part one. The actual objective of driving the Dalton Highway is really less of an adventure than I anticipated. Don't get … Continue reading Arctic Visions on The Dalton Highway: Getting to the Ocean