Mountain Freedom in Australia


The only time I feel free is when I am alone. But what does alone mean in this world? We can be on our own, yet our phone and computer lures us, tempting us with Facebook notifications, tweets, emails, and text messages. Despite most people needing solo time to recharge, we’ve become addicted to company. […]

New Zealand: Where My Inner Spirit Soared


New Zealand: Where My Inner Spirit Soared  Is your adventurous spirit bogged down from the stresses of daily life, or does your true personality emerge when you travel abroad? I’m sure most would agree that it’s easier to let loose and be yourself when you’re thousands of miles from home. These theories began to prove […]

A Treetop Escapade in Australia


When I saw this treetop retreat on airbnb.com, I knew I had to go to Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The thought of my own glass capsule perched up high in the lush Australian bush brought me to the hinterlands in spring 2013. I arrived as the sun set into a breathtaking canvas of peach and tangerine […]

Solace in the Southern Alps, New Zealand


Wilderness has long been a source of intrinsic romantic notion with all generations of man, perhaps because the word itself stems from the word “wild.” Uncultivated, uncontrolled, unrestrained wilderness beckons to many of us that seek to peel away the layers of cultivation, punctuality, and boundaries that modern life has imposed. Travelling is similarly intertwined, […]

An outsider in New Zealand’s South Island


‘Listen, girl – listen. The stars are whispering.’ An old Māori kaumātua whispered that to me himself, both of us tiny and silent underneath the spinning iridescence of the southern sky. I was in a quiet corner of New Zealand’s South Island, far removed from the hectic confusion of central London, hypnotised by the soft […]

Hawaii: Going with the Lava Flow


Going with the Lava Flow Navigating the treacheries and discovering new land at one of Earth’s fieriest national parks By Dale Patrick Myers A towering plume of sulfur-smelling smoke explodes from the crater of this desert landscape as a tepid breeze blows the sweet scent of jasmine and pushes the sinewy smoke over the devastated […]

South Dakota: Not Always What You Think


The theme, Independence: A Place that Allows You to Feel Free, struck an immediate emotional chord in me as I believe I may always seek that place. All my life I’ve been independent and rebellious and I suppose this masked as freedom for quite a while and then the last few years, I realized I’ve […]

Hawaii Travels Lead to Career Shift for TV Executive

In August 2013, I had an amazing adventure in Maui with my wife Kathy, our two kids Ben (12) and Leo (10) and my incredible in-laws.  This Hawaii adventure changed my life. I had worked as a TV and digital programming executive at networks like Playboy TV and ABC Family and produced reality shows, like American […]

Stay Green: How to Master Eco-Friendly Travel


Stay Green: How to Master Eco-Friendly Travel A vacation is a time of relaxation, exploration, and all-round merriment. However, our stress-free vacation can have a great impact on everyone and everything around us, especially the environment. However, the good news is that there are ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint without having to […]

Winter’s Women in New Zealand

lake tekapo

We gingerly made our way across the jagged rocks, in the hopes of finding a spot to watch the sun go into hiding behind snow-capped mountains. James, the Australian dude who ran the hostel for food and lodging, was walking with us. You stopped to admire a tree, smooth and dry in the dead of […]