Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m coming to you from the island of Lombok – only a hop skip and a jump west of Bali. Now, while I wish that I could have explored all over this beautiful and chilled out area, there was really only a single reason for me being here: to climb Mount Rinjani. I’ve included a preview of the 1st day of this trek below, but look for the journey in its entirety in the coming weeks! Read More
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.
If you were to imagine a typical Bulgarian beach, would you think of powdery sand, warm tropical water, and day after day of golden sunshine? I...Read More
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After having my fill of historical buildings in Faro, it was time for me to move along down the Algarve coast in search of some of these famous Southern Portuguese beaches. Outside of these though, and like much of Portugal for me, I really wasn’t quite sure what to expect of Lagos. Not that beaching it up the entire time would have been a bad thing, and lord knows I spent plenty of time doing this. But I was excited to see what else was going on here.
It wasn’t long after my arrival in Portugal that I stumbled upon one of the strangest sights I’ve ever witnessed: Faro’s Bones Chapel. Nestled behind the grand and impressive Igreja do Carmo monastery and built with the bones of Carmelite monks, this small chapel has greeted, and creeped out, visitors since its construction in 1816. Read More
Happy Friday all! With GlobeSlice still in its infancy, I want to mix things up a bit and allow for a break in normal chronological posting. Given the general craziness of travel and actually putting together regular content for you fine folks, I usually have a sizable backlog of posts in progress at any given time. This really just means that, by the time you read about a cool place or experience, I’m already onto some other adventure. This is kind of a bummer for me, because I’m always absolutely itching to share with everyone as soon as possible. Read More
After about 24 straight hours of travel, I barely had enough energy to throw my stuff down on the floor of my Faro room before passing out in bed fully clothed. No dreaming, no waking up in the middle of the night in a jet lag induced froth, just complete darkness… Read More