I am a constant, ceaseless, and sudden traveller. I like planning trips on a whim, I don’t like to wait too long between ideas and action, and if I see an opportunity i’ll take it at any cost. My recent jaunt through the Northwest from conception to execution was planned out in the span of a few […]Read more "Travel Cheap and Travel Often: The Laws to Traveling On A Whim"
A wide expanse of white surrounded us. Off into the distance we were surrounded by towering peaks, white gully’s, and crevasses so deep that they fade into black. As the helicopter landed, it’s skids plunging into the icy layer, we felt so disconnected from civilization. We were standing on an active Alaskan glacier, millions upon […]Read more "Frozen Flight: A Helicopter Tour of An Alaskan Glacier"
Mike Off the Map has gone quiet. Too quiet – and to my fans I apologize for the long wait in between updates. So what’s been going on? There’s been a long period of activity, projects for other sites, planning and executing trips and adventures, and I had little time to get back to my […]Read more "An Update and the Reveal of My Future Plans"
As our world is more threatened by environmental change, we’ve initiated the Green Revolution, finding ways to live our lives in a more Earth friendly manner and disposing of harmful methods that alters the world around us. As a traveller, i’ve found that less is always more, minimalism yields the best results, and changing my […]Read more "Go Green and Save Some Green: Three Ways To Be An Earth Friendly Traveler"
At the entrance to the Khumbu valley, in the foothills of the Himalayas, lies the town of Lukla. As the trailhead for all treks and expeditions to Mt. Everest and the other Himalayan giants, Lukla is the starting point for every climber and trekker. However those who dare to climb to Everest’s summit must first […]Read more "Lukla: My Journey to the World’s Scariest Airport"
The layover can be either the blessing or the scourge of the travel experience. It can be a long wait in a terminal airport seat, or it can be an extraordinary adventure where time forces a brief immersion into an unexpected cultural experience. In 2010, my voyage across the Pacific brought me to an incredible […]Read more "Ten Hours In Tokyo: How To Make the Best Out Of Your Layover"