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Dinner & filming last night. My favourite was the octopus and sea grapes. Yumm.

Awesomeeee

23 July 2014 ·

Hiking and climbing on Sugarloaf Mountain in #Maryland. There is almost no freer feeling than that of running wild and unhindered in nature — through the soft and bright green ferns, across the jagged and moss covered boulders, over the fallen logs, ascending rock face — hands and feet feeling for cracks and scars to keep climbing up and up and up — until finally you are at the apex of it all, looking out over the sprawling landscape and endless horizon and the tippy tops of trees.

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23 July 2014 ·

#Origami birds fluttering about at a café where I was writing.  (at H Street Coffee House & Cafe)

#Origami birds fluttering about at a café where I was writing. (at H Street Coffee House & Cafe)

22 July 2014 ·

From my hike yesterday after reaching the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Glorious things await for those who keep on climbing, no matter how hard it gets ;) (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

From my hike yesterday after reaching the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Glorious things await for those who keep on climbing, no matter how hard it gets ;) (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

22 July 2014 ·

Bright green ferns covering the forest floor of Sugarloaf Mountain. Love wandering through the woods.  (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

Bright green ferns covering the forest floor of Sugarloaf Mountain. Love wandering through the woods. (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

22 July 2014 ·

After climbing up a rock face, grazing silently only feet away was a deer. It’s moments like these — amongst nature in it’s beautiful grace and silence, it’s life and vibrancy, that makes wandering and hiking so uplifting to the spirit. (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

After climbing up a rock face, grazing silently only feet away was a deer. It’s moments like these — amongst nature in it’s beautiful grace and silence, it’s life and vibrancy, that makes wandering and hiking so uplifting to the spirit. (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

21 July 2014 ·

Weekly Travel Photo: Union Soldiers playing Dixie at Gettysburg

Weekly Travel Photo: Union Soldiers playing Dixie at Gettysburg

This week’s travel photo comes from Gettysburg Pennsylvania, a place I hadn’t visited since I was in elementary school. After I returned to the US recently, an old friend offered to take me around the battlefield and the historical town and give me an in-depth history lesson.

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought between July 1st-3rd of 1863 was one of the largest battles fought of the American Civil…

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21 July 2014 ·

Who likes rock climbing?! Just went for a boulder run and climb on #SugarLoafMountain in #Maryland. Amazing spot for a quick escape in nature :) (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

Who likes rock climbing?! Just went for a boulder run and climb on #SugarLoafMountain in #Maryland. Amazing spot for a quick escape in nature :) (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

21 July 2014 ·

Crouched in what was once a battlefield in Gettysburg photographing a re-enactment camp. Though it is a beautiful landscape now, it was once a place of fire and explosions and death as men fought for their lives. Photo thanks to my friend Patrick McGuire

Crouched in what was once a battlefield in Gettysburg photographing a re-enactment camp. Though it is a beautiful landscape now, it was once a place of fire and explosions and death as men fought for their lives. Photo thanks to my friend Patrick McGuire

21 July 2014 ·

A canon atop Little Round Top in #Gettysburg aimed out over Devil’s Den toward where the Confederate army would be approaching. (at Little Round Top)

A canon atop Little Round Top in #Gettysburg aimed out over Devil’s Den toward where the Confederate army would be approaching. (at Little Round Top)

20 July 2014 ·

Sleepy? A soldier takes a nap at the Calvert Arms Fire & Drum pop up camp at #Gettysburg Pennsylvania. (at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park)

Sleepy? A soldier takes a nap at the Calvert Arms Fire & Drum pop up camp at #Gettysburg Pennsylvania. (at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park)

20 July 2014 ·

Sleepy? A soldier taking a nap at the Calvert Arms Fire and Drum pop up camp in #Gettysburg Maryland (at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park)

Sleepy? A soldier taking a nap at the Calvert Arms Fire and Drum pop up camp in #Gettysburg Maryland (at Gettysburg National Battlefield Park)

20 July 2014 ·

Another photo from my recent trip to Niagara Falls with the reflection of a boat cruising toward the fall.s

Another photo from my recent trip to Niagara Falls with the reflection of a boat cruising toward the fall.s

19 July 2014 ·

Have you had the chance to do this? This is what Maryland is about, and something I always miss while traveling. A feast of all you can eat Maryland blue crabs, steamed and doused in Old Bay, dipped in Vinegar with an ice cold Blue Moon to wash it down.

Have you had the chance to do this? This is what Maryland is about, and something I always miss while traveling. A feast of all you can eat Maryland blue crabs, steamed and doused in Old Bay, dipped in Vinegar with an ice cold Blue Moon to wash it down.

18 July 2014 ·

Excerpt - “I was pursuing my dream. I still am pursuing my dream. Because a dream isn’t a destination or a finish line, it is the journey of the body and mind and heart and soul in pursuit of what makes you happy. In pursuit of what you love. It is something that, if you are truly chasing, you can never fail by not reaching some peak or apex, since the glory of a dream is never-ending. You can only fail if you choose not to follow it.”

Read more: http://justchuckinit.com/why-i-returned-to-the-us/

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18 July 2014 ·

I am...

Life is short. Time is precious. I know this all too well.
 
My childhood was wrought with pain and destruction. My father was a drunk, my mother did drugs.
 
My teenage years were consumed in a mist.
 
My Mother committed suicide, I found my father dead from a heart attack and held him in my arms with a fools hope he would come back to life.
 
Why do I tell you this?
 
Because I've been to the darkness. And I know nothing good lies there, or lies in standing idle.
 
There is no time to be bored.
 
I tell you this so you know I too have been through shit, and you can claw your way out to a better life.

I live for travel. I live for cultures, I live for adventure. I live for smiles. I live for friendship. I live for cultures unknown. I live for adrenaline.

I live.

Live Gnarly or Merely Exist? That is the Question.

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