Category: Expeditions

  • Sailing the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

    Sailing the Sea of Cortez, Mexico

    At the end of June, I embarked with my longtime crew on a sailing expedition to explore the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. This was another epic adventure in a long series of sailing adventures that we’ve been doing as a group, in one form or another, for nine or ten years now. Although we’ve sailed…

  • Living and Working at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Field Camp, Antarctica – Summer 2014-2015

    Living and Working at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Field Camp, Antarctica – Summer 2014-2015

    After a very successful 2014-15 summer season working at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, we’ve wrapped up our operations and redeployed. Here’s a quick summary of the season: This year in Antarctica, I worked at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core Field Camp for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC)…

  • I’m Betabrand’s Antarctic Explorer

    I’m Betabrand’s Antarctic Explorer

    Last austral summer, while living at the South Pole Station, Antarctica I represented SF clothing company Betabrand as their official Antarctic Explorer. I had a great time tromping around in the snow in Betabrand’s Disco Pants, USA Pants, and Smoking Jacket. Thanks for the gear, Betabrand! Here’s a quick video of my adventure:    …

  • Living and Working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, Summer 2012-2013

    Living and Working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, Summer 2012-2013

    During the Austral Summer of 2012-2013, I traveled to Antarctica to work as a Cook, EMT, Tour Guide, and Photojournalist at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. While I was living there, I took over 10,000 photos, hours of video footage, and published an article about life in Antarctica on my blog every single day.  Here’s…

  • Sailing The Leeward Islands – Trip Summary

    Sailing The Leeward Islands – Trip Summary

    This past August, I went sailing in the Leeward Islands with a group of friends – Sean Safdi, Zac Schulman, Dyana Kazan, Evan Kazan and Evelyn Dahab. Evelyn was new to our crew this year, and the rest of us have been sailing together for the past couple of years. Here’s a summary of all…

  • Sailing and Scuba Diving in Baja, Mexico

    Sailing and Scuba Diving in Baja, Mexico

    At long last, here’s the official blog post for our 2007 trip to sail in the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico. Slideshow. Notice that all the photos are GEOCODED. I brought my GPS along on the trip and recorded a track log the whole time, which I merged with my photos.. so for each…

  • Sailing and Scuba Diving in Belize

    Sailing and Scuba Diving in Belize

    Over the past December holiday break, I went exploring in Belize with a few friends. There were 9 of us this year, and this was our 4th big trip together for 7 of us, and the first trip for two others. Sean Safdi, whom I planned the trip with wrote an excellent report of the…

  • Sailing Egypt’s Nile River on an Ancient Felucca

    Sailing Egypt’s Nile River on an Ancient Felucca

    In December of 2006, accompanied by a local guide and my longtime friend Sean Safdi, I sailed the southern Nile river in an ancient Felucca sailboat. Although an ancient design, the boat sailed easily, and was maneuverable in the variable conditions and rapids of the river. A few photos from the journey. Read more about…

  • Back from Tahiti!

    Back from Tahiti!

    Listening to: Weezer – Pinkerton Back from Tahiti! Photos and everything are coming online, and i’m posting links over at www.SailEarth.com Here’s Seans Synopsis of the trip, pulled from his post at Travel Talk Online. Hey, Just returned from an amazing charter with the Moorings out of Raiatea in French Polynesia. A little too overwhelmed…

  • Sailing and Diving in the British Virgin Islands

    Sailing and Diving in the British Virgin Islands

    Media and trip report from Sailing and Scuba Diving in the British Virgin Islands THE PHOTOS!. (Out of over 500 pics I took on the trip.) VIDEO RMS Rhone… -Exploring the RMS Rhone Shipwreck…Great classic wreck dive. We went down in about 70 feet of water and found the Rhone. Its the classic wreck dive…