Posts Tagged ‘exploration’

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 […]

A December in Bali

A December in Bali

Amed, Bali, Indonesia. While snow storms are pummeling my home on the east coast of the United States, I’ve been gifted with the rare opportunity to travel for an extended visit to the Indonesian island of Bali. Bali, tropical and exotic, is unlike almost anywhere else on Earth.  It has a predominately Hindu culture within […]

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 […]

Rise of the Lionfish

Rise of the Lionfish

Marina, California.  It’s no breaking news that the red lionfish (Pterois volitans), a native to the Indo-Pacific, is making itself comfortably at home as an invasive transplant to the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.  After first appearing on Atlantic reefs about a decade ago, the fish is now commonly encountered throughout the region, leaving little […]

Expeditions & Advocacy

Expeditions & Advocacy

A collection of photos of Arlo on expeditions and on the job.


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 […]