"Loathe the coast caress
late light for the shedding
the sun's constant state of setting"
-from 'Blue Violets'
I've just launched my new second music video! My track 'Blue Violets' is a beat poetry piece I wrote and recorded with Earl Pereira of The Steadies a few summers back. It was so fun to put some psychedelic visuals to it with the help of our in-house Momentom Collective videographer Tony Tobias as we walked, danced and ripped a Tuk Tuk through San Marcos on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala!
Creating a community from scratch isn’t exactly a walk up a volcano…or, wait.
We've all seen and admired the new age community from the movie The Beach with Leonardo Dicaprio. The freedom, connection, adventure and struggle of having a tight knit collective living together in paradise - like it's all happened in a serendipitous stroke of fate.
On paper, it's perfect.
In photos, it's surreal.
From word of mouth, can this exist?
The concepts always sound too good to be true.
...and no. These communities don't just pop up ma...
This money might not be a lot to some people,
but it's a lot for a self-published traveling author
and especially a big amount that will go a long ways towards the IHF initiative to help educate, feed and give a caring home for over 80 street kids here in Guatema...
Backpacker culture has taken over the travel world.
Today's youth are vying to break out of their routine homelife to traverse the world, explore new cultures and get a blast of new experiences. The end result has been a surge of backpackers looking to get the best bang for their buck - and hostels around the world have stepped up their game to deliver the experience.
Tourist Anomalies When Adjusting To Life In Central America
What constitutes regular life for the locals between Mexico and Panama does not always come across as normal to visiting tourists and expats. Sometimes you have to read between the cultural lines to realize that the oddity you are experiencing might not be so strange to the other people around you. If you find yourself immersed in the culture of Latin American life, don’t forget to embrace the many ridiculous and trivial ‘problems’ you might encounter.