I’m Julian, a video game Project Manager turned travel planning junkie. Join me as I figure out the best ways to explore offbeat destinations; sharing my advice, adventures, and photography along the way.

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My Week with the Journey to Freedom Elephants

Squeezing through waves of banana leaves and thorny roots, I’m able to find it – the perfect angle to capture this small herd of Journey to Freedom elephants.

Preoccupied with all the Thai jungle foliage, they could care less about my presence. I make the mistake of looking away for just a moment, only to be startled by a loud crackle-pop that echoes through the treetops. As my vision through the viewfinder comes back into focus, I have only a half-second to snap a picture of a large banana tree as it tumbles towards the rest of my group.

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Video: Celebrating Independence Day in Myanmar

Whew, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a new video hasn’t it? Like, almost 2 months!

If you ask me, that’s just WAY too long. The truth is, this last one was an absolute beast to edit down and find the exact story I wanted to tell. But, after weeks of rewrites, repeated voice recording sessions, and alternate cuts, I’m thrilled to finally be able to share the final product.

Celebrating Independence Day in Myanmar! Read More

25 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Portugal

As regular readers of GlobeSlice know, Portugal was the first destination I set off to when I began my long term travels.

Only 1-week removed from my previous professional life, I honestly had no idea what I was doing. Sure, I had done plenty of research on where to stay, what to do, where to eat (an important one), and  viewed every “Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Portugal” post on the web.

But I don’t really think anything could have prepared me for exactly how stunningly diverse Portugal actually is. Read More

Discomfort in the Cambodian Ruins of Angkor

“Please, no pictures of me. I do not want trouble for what I am saying…”

Only an hour into my exploration of Siem Reap’s Cambodian ruins and things had already gone from calm and casual to disturbingly uncomfortable. A few seemingly innocent questions had opened the floodgates into some deeply personal territory for my local driver. A fresh wound that had yet to, if ever, heal.

One thing was clear though – it was time to put my camera down and just listen. Read More

Myanmar Travel Advice to Help You Explore in 2017

Have I mentioned how much I loved my overall time in Myanmar yet? Oh, I have? Like, multiple times?

Well it’s all true. I found Myanmar to be absolutely magical and established a strong connection to this developing Southeast Asian country by the time I had left.

As is usually the case though, I still encountered numerous small hiccups and misunderstandings that I wish I had been better prepared for. So, continuing on with my advice from earlier in the week, here are 10 tips that I picked up during my time mysterious Myanmar. Read More