Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

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 […]

Remembering my Grandfather

Remembering my Grandfather

Baltimore, Maryland.  My grandfather, Herman ‘Dinky’ Wockenfuss, died on January 27th of this year.  He was 92.  More than just the head of our family, he was one of the most important people in my life.  With a strong sense of adventure, a love for life and a penchant for mischief,  Dinky fanned the fires […]


Two Days in China

Two Days in China

Beijing, China.  Something about China makes me want to take pictures of myself.  I just spent three weeks in Indonesia and maybe appeared in a handful of photos.  But China, I was only there on extended layovers – not even two full days – and I couldn’t stop snapping “selfies”.  I was obsessed, essentially addicted […]

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 […]

The World's Top 10 Places to See Penguins

The World’s Top 10 Places to See Penguins

Travel Reviews, Tips & Ideas   Naturally dressed for any black-tie affair, penguins unfortunately get few party offers, probably on account of their ridiculous waddle and that offensive habit of coughing up dead fish. Yet, cute as hell, we just can’t help but bring the party to them. Here are some of the best places […]


Explore Europe this Christmas

Explore Europe this Christmas

Ocean City, Maryland.  This week I published a new travel blog post with gogobot, the social networking travel site.  The post covers some of the top Christmas destinations in Europe.  Ever thought of a European Christmas vacation?  Then check out my post – Three Spectacular Christmas Destinations.  I focus on Copenhagen, Denmark; London, UK; and […]

Matt is at it again!

Matt is at it again!

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.  Although this blog is intended to be about wilderness issues and exploration, along with updates on my work, I sometimes just like to share things that inspire me.  Where the Hell is Matt?  is one such inspiration.  And Matt is at it again.  The kid from Connecticut who has danced his way around the […]

Big America: White Sands at Sunset

Big America: White Sands at Sunset

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. Desert terrains often have an other-worldly character to them, but White Sands in southern New Mexico is in a class of it’s own. Ever-moving dunes of pure gypsum sand cover an ancient lake bed for some 275 square miles of desert basin. And these dunes are white as snow. […]


Big America: Monterey to Barstow

Big America: Monterey to Barstow

Barstow, California. Today’s theme was energy. The first day of our cross-country road trip started with high hopes and enthusiasm along Monterey’s verdant Pacific coast. It ended in fatigue in the Mojave’s brown and bone-dry desert expanses. Boca, who’s doing all the driving on the trip, didn’t make it onto the Monterey Peninsula until around […]

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.  […]

Leaving California Behind

Leaving California Behind

Marina, California.  It’s official.  I’m leaving California.  In two weeks time, I’ll be relocating back to Florida. For much of my life, people told me that I belonged in California.  They told me I had that California laid-back vibe and attitude, and that I’d find it a land of kindred spirits.  And as my environmental […]


Bugling in the Wilderness: The Elk Rut

Bugling in the Wilderness: The Elk Rut

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.  The sights and sounds of autumn – changing leaves, cooling weather, pumpkins and Indian corn.  And… the bugling of elk.  Each year around the autumnal equinox, elk (Cervus canadensis) of the Rockies come down from their high altitude summer feeding grounds and swarm into the low elevation areas of Rocky […]

Deep Ocean Base Jumping

Deep Ocean Base Jumping

Marina, California.  Check out this beautiful video of world champion freediver Guillaume Nery plunging into Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas, the deepest blue hole in the world.  It was filmed entirely on breath hold by the French champion Julie Gautier. It’s a great example of art, human athletics and the ocean’s natural beauty coming […]