January 2012

Experiences of traveling the world. Move, eat, and learn


There’s no doubt that traveling the world can be one of the single greatest experiences of one’s life. Director Rick Meriki, along with his two buddies, has created 3 short videos that capture some of the greatest parts about traveling. Each movie is entitled “move”, “eat”, and “learn” and motivates the viewer to get up off their couch and join in the adventure.

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with these 8 traditions



The Chinese Lunar New Year is just around the corner and Chinese everywhere will be ringing in the year of the dragon with a number of traditional practices. The dragon is a special zodiac sign and this year brings with it extra luck and power for China. Ring in the new year the proper way following these eight timeless traditions (8 is a lucky number btw).

Scaling the Tower of Hercules

Climbing this historical site was one of the top ten moments of my life...so far.

From the outside, the Tower of Hercules, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Monument of Spain, may not look like such a climb, but the people inside will tell you differently. The stone steps of the oldest Roman lighthouse in use today are wide and numerous, and it takes real work to climb them. If you are already a seasoned mountain climber or generally fit person, it may not be so bad—but to the average Joe (including the party I was with), it’s a bit of a challenge.

Like many challenges, however, the challenge is well worth it. Yes, your legs are burning by the time you get there. Yes, you might have to make a stop or two on the way. But when you stand up at the top of that lighthouse and feel that ocean on your face—crazy strong and wild, blowing your hair so hard it feels like it may just leave your head—and you see that incredible Atlantic Ocean view, you know that the whole climb was worth these few minutes of billowing bliss.