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.

 

Celebrating 2013 with some light painting

 


our home in Thailand

 

My wife, Carrie, and I rang in 2013

with dear friends in Chaing Mai, Thailand.

 

What a year when Mae Perm gets a bath from a mahoot at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand
We took our parents to the Elephant Nature Park during their visits to Chiang Mai

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.

 

What a place.
Bayyo Rice Terraces.  a UNESCO Heritage Site

solo travel in Taiwan

 

In April, I embarked on my first-ever solo backpacking adventure in Asia.

Meanwhile, Carrie studied yoga in India.

 

Taipei 101
Taipei 101. Taiwan

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.

 

Dubai
Dubai.

love is reunited in Turkey

 

Realizing we might be apart for another three months,

Carrie and I changed plans and met up in Istanbul.

 

Turkey
Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey

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.

In 2013, I finally realized that dream.

 

Citi Field
Citi Field. Flushing, New York

my Korean TV show

 

Over the summer, I filmed a TV show with National Geographic.

 

You can watch it here

 

 

Naki
In one scene, I caught and ate a Live Octopus

America’s Pacific Coast

 

En-route to visit Carrie’s family,

we drove Highway 101 from Seattle to San Francisco.

 

Divin
Sunset yoga with my darling wife.

monsoon season in Chiang Mai

 

In September, Carrie and I returned home to Thailand.

 

Rainy Season
It was like this until November

Burma. the land that time forgot

 

With it’s ancient temples and uninfluenced culture,

Myanmar was on my “must-explore” list.

 

Bagan!
Photographing Bagan was the main reason I came Burma.

unfinished business in Cambodia

 

In 2009, Carrie and I spent seven months backpacking Southeast Asia.

Angkor was the place I most wanted to revisit.

 

An 11 minute exposure, begun at 4:32am
An 11 minute exposure of Angkor Wat. Begun at 4:32am

 


goodbye Chiang Mai

 

After calling it home for nearly two years,

we finally bid adieu to Chiang Mai.

 

this film is my time-lapse love letter and goodbye

 


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.

 

Carrie and I on December 31, 2013 in St Georges Island, Forida


next up: South America

 

I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

 

 

  • Dustin Main

    Amazing year in photos Greg. All the best in 2014 on the other side of the equator :)

  • jenny_atasteoftravel

    You’ve definitely had an incredible year! Your photos are breathtaking and tempt me to visit everyplace you’ve been though Taiwan and Burma would top the list. All the best for your move to South America

    • Thanks Jenny. Between those two, I would say Burma first, but Taiwan a close second… only because of how fast Burma is changing.

  • LOVE!

  • Stephen Bugno

    Wow, incredible year! Love your photography as always!

  • John

    Hi Greg!
    You have such a beautiful life, full of new experience and adventure.
    I wish I could do the same…
    How do you manage to fund your travels and what is your source of income while being overseas most of the time.
    The reason I am asking is because I also love to travel and dream of living a vagabond lifestyle, but don’t know how I would financially support it in the long run. Wish you and your wife all the best for 2014 and have a safe trip to South America!

  • Sally

    Hi Greg, your photographs are really outstanding. your life is complete of new encounter and adventure. You’ve definitely had an amazing year.
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    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Sally. Now, off to check out your web site :)

  • Absolutely stunning photography! I’m not sure I could pick out a favorite photo of mine from every country, but it looks like you chose perfectly!

    • Thanks so much for your kind words. It’s always tough to choose! Each of my photos is like one of my children.