2013 was an incredible year!
It was full of love, adventure, travel, personal growth and professional opportunities.
To celebrate, I proudly present 14 of my favorite photos and stories from the year’s journey.
our home in Thailand
My wife, Carrie, and I rang in 2013
with dear friends in Chaing Mai, Thailand.
a private paradise in the Philippines
At the end of February, Carrie and I headed to the Philippines.
We immediately spent 2 weeks living on a small island.
solo travel in Taiwan
In April, I embarked on my first-ever solo backpacking adventure in Asia.
Meanwhile, Carrie studied yoga in India.
on top of the world in Dubai
Next, I extended a flight’s layover to five days and explored Dubai.
It’s a marvel of modern Middle Eastern architecture.
love is reunited in Turkey
Realizing we might be apart for another three months,
Carrie and I changed plans and met up in Istanbul.
New York City!
I am a huge New York Mets baseball fan.
It’s been a lifelong dream to attend an All Star Game at their home stadium.
my Korean TV show
Over the summer, I filmed a TV show with National Geographic.
America’s Pacific Coast
En-route to visit Carrie’s family,
we drove Highway 101 from Seattle to San Francisco.
monsoon season in Chiang Mai
In September, Carrie and I returned home to Thailand.
Burma. the land that time forgot
With it’s ancient temples and uninfluenced culture,
Myanmar was on my “must-explore” list.
unfinished business in Cambodia
In 2009, Carrie and I spent seven months backpacking Southeast Asia.
Angkor was the place I most wanted to revisit.
goodbye Chiang Mai
After calling it home for nearly two years,
we finally bid adieu to Chiang Mai.
and thus begins 2014
The year started with dear friends;
at a Bengali wedding in Florida.
Now we’re with my family in New York City;
and have a one way ticket to Peru on January 14.
next up: South America
I can’t wait to see what the future holds.