Travel Features

Blackbird Caye Field Station

Blackbird Caye Field Station

Turneffe Atoll, Belize.  Blackbird Caye Field Station is a remote outpost of science and conservation awash in a deep blue wilderness.  Owned and operated by the Oceanic Society, the Station conducts long-term research on marine mammals and coral reefs, as well as promotes the conservation of Belize’s spectacular marine ecosystems and wildlife. This past May […]

Indonesia

Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia.  Selamat pagi.  During 2013 and 2014, my international travel was dominated by Indonesia.  During these two years I spent a total of seven weeks on Bali and neighboring islands, exploring the culture, the cuisine, the rich ocean life and writing about Bali as an international travel destination. Bali, tropical and exotic, is unlike […]

Huaorani

Huaorani

Yasuni, Ecuador. The Huaorani are an indigenous people to the Ecuadorian Amazon.  They inhabit one of the most biodiverse places on the planet – Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park and the adjacent Huaorani Indigenous Territory.  Referring to themselves as “the people”, they are both keepers of the forest and agents of its demise. They avoided contact […]


Endangered Species Observing

Endangered Species Observing

Industrial activities in the ocean are an economic necessity. Nonetheless, such activities have the potential to cause harm to or interfere with ocean life. In an effort to protect particularly sensitive and endangered marine species, the US government via the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has put in place a program of Marine Endangered Species […]

Exploration as Art

Exploration as Art

Beyond all else, exploration is my greatest passion.  It is the process of discovery with risk. It provides the opportunity to experience what few others have and the potential to witness that which no one else has.  It is both the hazy cloud of the unknown and the shining beacon of enlightenment.  And to me […]

Big America with Boca & Arlo

Big America with Boca & Arlo

Welcome to the Tweet-pedition! On October 14, 2011, two life-long friends – Boca and Arlo – are going to set out on a one-week, cross-country road trip from Monterey, California to Melbourne, Florida, taking in and reporting on America along the way.   It’s a journey that’s been made many times before, perhaps even by you.  […]


Surfing as Exploration

Surfing as Exploration

Marina del Rey, California. Surfing as exploration began in my life in 1992, when a group of college buddies and I joined a work trip to Antigua, WI in order to check out the surf in this far flung corner of the Caribbean. We eventually spent three spring breaks and two complete summers on the […]