Erawan National Park

So I kind of have a thing for waterfalls and Erawan National Park was a majestic waterfall park.  Located in an isolated area of Kanchanaburi this national park is a true beauty.  It is a seven tiered waterfall in Thailand and it is not to be missed if you are in the area.  I haven’t been to any other national parks in Thailand but I can’t imagine any park being more beautiful than this one.  It is quite a long hike up to the top and you can rest and stop at each waterfall along the way.  We were given advice to go early in the morning and hike straight… Read More

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A Few Hours in Kanchanaburi

You’re probably asking where the heck is Kanchanaburi.  Kanchanaburi is a town in west Thailand located about 3 hours from Bangkok.  A friend and I traveled down to the River Kwai for a weekend getaway and we decided to spend a few hours here.  We made the most of our time here but Kanchanaburi is definitely worth a visit.  The town is known for its Death Railway Bridge that was built during WWII.  The bridge crosses the River Kwai and was built by prisoners of war.  Many died building this bridge.  We met some friendly Americans while there and got a tip on a few good eating spots.  We decided… Read More

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Shots by Shinobi’s Guide to Disney Tokyo

Where do I start? Go to DisneySea Tokyo and if you can go during Halloween even better. This guide is for those people that only have one day at Disney Tokyo and you want to hit the major attractions.  Let me just say the Japanese cosplay was crazy and insane during this time and also the weather is cool also.  For a Disney park it was relatively cheap.  The cost of admission was about $68.  You will eat popcorn, eat alien mochi and use single rider for the win. If you’re lucky enough to to have a guide like me then you’re in good hands otherwise use this guide.  A… Read More

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Round the Mount Swim at St Michael’s Mount

This is another chapter of the Cornwall blog.  I was traveling to St. Michael’s Mount when I ran into what looked like to be a race with people swimming to a finish line.  It looked like it was the end of a triathlon or something.  It turns out it was the Round the Mount Swim which is an one-and-a-half-mile open water swim around the iconic St Michael’s Mount.  It was less than 60 degrees so I know the water was cold.  It seemed like a race I would definitely do.  There is always next year.  But until then here are some pics I took from the finish line.  There is… Read More

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Star Wars: On Location at Skellig Michael

While visiting Ireland this summer I drove to the west coast.  We just wanted to take a boat trip and hopefully see some Ferrell Puffins.  I drove on the Ring of Kerry which is a beautiful scenic route in Ireland.  The road trip ended at Portmagee where we ended up taking a boat trip to Skellig Michael.  I was wondering why shops were selling Star Wars Memorabilia.   Well I quickly saw why this was the case.  As we approached Skellig Michael I realized this island looked familiar.  I turned to my mom and said I think this was where Star Wars was filmed.  It turns out it was the island where… Read More

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Cornwall by Boat: I Am the Captain Now

Are you tired of the Cornwall blogs yet?  Haha.  One of the best ways to see Cornwall is by boat.  I stayed in Penzance which has a harbour that offers daily boat trips.  I went on the water with Marine Discovery.  It was an awesome trip in which we saw a couple of seals, dolphins, a whale, tune and so much more.  It was a perfect day for sailing as the sun was out and the wind was steady.  We also saw passed by a rehearsal at the Minack Theatre which is an open-air theatre constructed from rock granite right over the sea on a cliff-top.  You got great views… Read More

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Cornwall: Milky Way Come Out and Play

On this edition of Cornwall we go to Lizard Point.  The most southern part of the UK and maybe the darkest part as well.  This makes it an excellent spot for astrophotogaphy.  This location was chosen by Ollie Taylor, an amazing astrophotographer that allowed me to get some shots with him.  I was able to just make it as the sun was setting and got a couple of those pictures before waiting for the Milky Way to show it self.  The weather was not perfect, there was light rain and clouds.  Clouds are not particularly good when you want to see the stars but they cleared enough for the Milky… Read More

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Cornwall: A Place of Beauty

This is the 1st of four blogs related to Cornwall.  I was able to visit Cornwall recently and discovered why so many have told me I had to go visit there.  I spent a brief time in Newquay and most of my time in Penzance, Lizard Point and Marazion.  Let’s start with Penzance which was a pretty cool town.  First it being right on the water I ate some great tasting fresh seafood.  If you know me then you know that makes my tummy smile.  As mentioned above I am covering Cornwall in four different blogs coming from four different aspects.  There is a pool on the ocean called the… Read More

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Four Days in Iceland

It has been a dream of mine to travel to Iceland really ever since D2.  Yeah that is a Mighty Ducks reference.  I love landscapes and great scenery and Iceland is a country of natural beauty.  With only 4 days in Iceland we basically just traveled east of Reykjavik until we were at a point where we can get back in 4-5 hours.  Iceland is full of waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes and rivers.   We chose not to book any hotels before going and we would just drive until we saw an interesting place to explore.  When nightfall came we looked for a hotel.  This worked out very well.  So you probably… Read More

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