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New Music Video! ....Surprise, It's Ridiculous

August 1, 2019

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July 17, 2019

“You’re all in. A gut fully trusted.

Your intuition feels the depth and dives in headfirst.

No toe dips / sample sips

travel tips / or prewritten scripts. 

Just Yes.

- from 'Flow of Certainty'

I've been home for one month and still processing the previous 10 month season with Momentom Collective leading our Artist Residencies and creative communities around the world. Still so much to process and reflect on from so many incredible people sharing skills, inspiration and ideas.

I teamed up with Tony Tobias to get a snapshot a...

November 29, 2018

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...

September 9, 2018

...And Other Adventures on a 5-Day Journey from Saskatoon to Sumbawa

...aaaand I'm in China?? 


During my wild journey and series of layovers from Canada to Indonesia (only a cheeky 5 day adventure with 4 flights, two trains and a ferry), I find myself with 12 hours in the Shanghai airport. So, naturally I spark up a conversation in the immigration line, find an awesome layover friend, Ali, who's also keen to escape the bland monotony of international airports and BOOM, we're experiencing the modern metropolis of ...

November 19, 2017

Two words to live, or travel by...or is that the same thing?


My Kula guru CJ Ananada (big smile on the right) once beautifully told me that above any lesson to take away from our three-week intensive yoga teacher course, if there were any two words to live by for a better, more fullfilling life it would simply state: 

BE PRESENT.
 

That's it.

Everything else will follow and manifest as long as you are tapping into the moment and applying yourself to it. Like a continous life meditation waking into mindful...

October 22, 2017

A Candid Conversation with Mike Spencer Bown at Word on the Street Festival

You could say I was a little excited to converse with someone who’s considered to be more thoroughly traveled than anyone else in history. What happened was the most fascinating 50-minute conversation of my life.

Meet Mike Spencer Bown – the World’s Most Travelled Man. A Canadian who currently resides in Calgary, but he’s been everywhere else the last 26 years – literally. He’s one of about 300 people who has been to every country on the planet (abo...

September 14, 2017


A Photo Journal Revealing the Flair of the Mexican Fair:
 

Carnivals and fairs around the world all follow the same rulebook for cheap entertainment: greasy junk food, unsafe ways to spin in circles and games designed to rip you off via freaky carnies. In Mexico—where shenanigans are more prevalent, drinking is the national pastime and overall standards are always diminished—the carnival I experienced in Sayulita exemplifies just that. It is a night of drunken laughs, questionable safety and copious head scratching. Come...

April 28, 2017

When in Black Rock City…

“Hey, why is everyone getting naked at the end of the line?”

The words blurt out of my mouth like an awkward afterthought.
“So…” I continue. “This isn’t the lineup for free guacamole?”


I look to my left and catch my sweaty reflection in a pair of oversized silver steampunk goggles. The midday desert heat continues to press down on our skin. The sun feels intent on dehydrating us. A gold veil underneath the goggles answers. “Oh, there’s still guac. The neon Viking chick is handing it out.”
“Ok, per...

April 21, 2017

Guatemala X Getting Sick X Expectation = Perspective

Every traveler has one of those days.
A day where things just don’t come together as planned

            and it spirals downward

            until you start to question

                                    why you’re even traveling in the first place....

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