I am a chronic traveller. You might find me in the cockpit of a sea kayak, hiking a backcountry trail, riding a wave, cycling single-track or riding a motorcycle on another adventure. I dream of becoming a freelance travel writer when I grow up, but for now I'm content living life to its fullest.

Yunnan Province


In the fall of 2006, I set off to explore Yunnan Province with my friend Juergen.  We landed in Kunming, "City of Eternal Spring", where we spent a few nights before heading west to Dali, then north to Lijiang, Shangri-La, Deqin and the Meili Snow Mountains.  An amazing experience that offered insight into the Naxi, YI and Bai ethnic cultures, not to mention spectacular vistas along the way.

As a freelance writer, there were plenty of tales to record and recount: Discovering Yunnan, a walk through Tiger Leaping Gorge and a hike to The Sacred Waterfall are a few of the many adventures.

Lunch Break
near Dali, Yunnan
Old Farmer
near Dali, Yunnan
Mah Jong
Dali, Yunnan
Lijiang, Yunnan
Morning Walk
Lijiang, Yunnan
Ceremonial Tower
Lijiang, Yunnan
Naxi Goatherd
Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan
October Wildflowers
Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan
Tea Horse Inn
One of the many places to spend the night in Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Procession to Lower Yubong Valley
Tibetan Monk
Yubong Valley, Yunnan
Upper Yubong Valley
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