A hike to Minoh Falls, about thirty minutes north of Osaka, on a rainy autumn day....

A swim in the ocean; the feeling of fall; exploring a new city in the pouring rain. Exploring Kobe was one of the coolest days of my life. From starting with the dip, to finishing with one of the best meals I've ever had at Tor Road Steak Aoyama....

Kyoto, Japan, before tourists were allowed to enter Japan without a visa. Visiting during this time was truly a once in a lifetime experience. The city is ethereal; the world's a different quality....

Jerusalem—a rich blend of cultures, people and ideas that are vibrant and alive. An intense and profound feeling of the past....

Tel Aviv's heart is beautiful. The colors of life are vivid here, those that are seen and those that are felt—the blue sky and green-blue sea; the ancient, sand and stone colored buildings; the vibrant orange, red and purple flowers which line the roads and hang above the alleyways....

A week in Naples, the ancient city of southern Italy known for its rough edges, world-class pizza, and joyful embrace of life. ...

In June 2022, I worked on a farm in Calabria, Italy for three weeks. Living in the mountain village of Isca was a formative period of my life....

Ericeira is a surf town on the coast of Portugal, about a forty-five minute drive from the capital Lisbon. The surf/skate vibe is electric. Once you're there, it's almost impossible to leave. Many don't....

Porto, the Portuguese gem of the north known for its wine and charm. This city exceeded my expectations and felt like a town in the Lord of the Rings. ...