There’s a misconception that Thailand elephant sanctuaries are an ethical and responsible way to interact with these large, beautiful creatures even without the elephant riding. I thought the same and visited one. The Elephant Riding Issue You’ve probably already that elephant riding or multiday trekking is bad for elephants. If you haven’t, let me break it down for … [Read more...]
Hi, I’m Vincent. Welcome to my travel blog and the adventure that is my life.
Life is too short – it can end or limit you anytime – and one shouldn’t work too much. I left my professional career in Toronto, Canada, in order to travel around the world. Of course, I’m also photographing the beautiful places I visit and the extraordinary individuals I meet.
The world is big, so I’m going to travel and make it smaller.
Did I mention I love meeting new people? The locals I meet give perspective on life and help me see the world as it is – not a corporate world of big cities with people working overtime to payoff mortgages. The travellers I meet, well, let’s just say they have some do-not-tell-my-mom stories and they’re just as interesting as the locals. I’m always humbled at how many travellers I meet that worked and saved money for a year, quit their jobs, delayed school, or ended a relationship all for the life of travel.
I walk the road less travelled, eat new foods, dance salsa (or at least I try), drink the local beers, and as Johnny Walker says, “just keep walking.” I always appreciate a bottle of Black Label.
I started this travel blog for people to follow my adventures, encourage people to travel more, offer travel advice, and help me supplement my travel expenses.
I hope you will do your part in mankind’s necessity to explore: get moving and travel. One or two-week all-inclusive vacations don’t constitute as travel or exploration; those are for tourists. Don’t be a gringo.
I left my hostel in the morning to grab a mango smoothie when I was struck by a narrow pint of pressured water from a gun. Welcome to Songkran, the water festival, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Songkran celebrates the Thai New Year and is on April 13th of each year. But the celebration usually lasts a few days covering April 14th and 15th as well. Songkran is derived … [Read more...]
The faces of Easter Island: that’s what I called them when I was a kid. This mythical place—that many don’t know its whereabouts—offers a mysterious and volcanic enchantment that can only be experienced by looking eye-to-eye with a moai (monolithic human-like faces). My first impressions of Easter Island And Some Useful Easter Island Facts Where is Easter … [Read more...]
Selective color photography adds a nice pop to black-and-white photos. I sometimes use the hue and saturation adjustment layer in Photoshop to process selective color images. This method involves desaturating all the colors except the color you want to keep. Selective Coloring of Guatape, Colombia. I photographed the below while I was traveling in South America. I initially … [Read more...]
I travelled to Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Luwang, to trek and see orangutans in the Sumatran rainforest. I stayed at the Brown Bamboo Guesthouse. The main reason I stayed here was because the owner, Gia, oversaw the travel guide association for the Gunung Leuser National Park. He was also a nice guy. I booked the tour through Gia and I paid €80 for a 2D/1N jungle … [Read more...]