One of my favorite parts of this video below is when Alan Watts talks about China.
Daily Photo – Happy Guy in China
This was the happiest guy in the monastery! I had never been to this one before in Beijing, and I arrived on the day that all the monks we re-supplying with fresh groceries and drinks. This guy was taking all the groceries in, load after load after load. He was so happy the whole time. And then I looked what he was carrying on the last load, and it was a huge crate of Red Bull!
Here’s another photo from Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton in Krabi, Thailand. The whole place is a work of art and you can aim your camera almost anywhere to get an interesting photo.
Daily Photo – Another Midnight Walk Discovery
During the family trip, sometimes the only time I had to take photos was at night when everyone was asleep. In the day time, I was kind of in “dad mode” which mostly involves keeping everyone busy with stuff going into and out of their bodies. If we're not having a meal, then they are going to the bathroom, then we find more snacks, then go to the bathroom again. It's crazy and everyone is in a different cycle. While one kid is in the bathroom, another is asking for food. And then it just keeps on goin' from there!
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This is one of the biggest sand dunes in the world, and Bel was absolutely rocking up this thing. We had about eight of us decide to walk up together. But we were going way too slow, so she just walked on ahead. It was amazing, actually… it reminded me of that scene in Lord of the Rings when Legolas was walking up on top of the snow when the rest of the Fellowship was trudging through it.
If you’re looking to try a fun and easy meditation app, try “One Giant Mind.” A friend recommended this to me and it works great! It’s a fun method that anyone can do, even many of my friends that told me that “can’t” meditate!
Daily Photo – Burning Rocks in Sedona
I need to spend more time in Sedona! It's not the most convenient place in the world, but it sure was beautiful. And now that I'm even more into yoga and meditation and stuff than ever, I should get back there and vortex it up! I mention a few days ago how islands often have nice sunsets, but now that I think about it, so does Arizona!
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Daily Photo – A Steamy Carnivale
Two of my favorite things combined in this photo, Steampunk and Venice! I don't know where these two came from… they were really nice. They had some kind of strange Hungarian accent or something. I could barely understand them. They came over and secretly told me: “You should come back to see us tomorrow. We are going to be Steampunk Wampires!”
I don’t spend a lot of time on islands, but I forget how often they get great sunsets. Especially now that I live in the mountains, I just never see the horizon. It’s a strange thing, going countless weeks or months without seeing the horizon.
Daily Photo – Girl on Old Boat in Vietnam
While my friends and I were in Phu Quoc, we decided to go far afield and check out some very remote beaches. We got down here and saw this old boat with a couple frolicking nearby. She looked so pretty in her dress that I asked her to jump up on the boat so I could take the picture. Her boyfriend asked me if I wanted him to be in the photo as well, and I was like, I don't think so pal. I'm just kidding… he was a nice guy, though
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Sonos and Spotify
I love my Sonos system and listening to Spotify, but their integration is absolutely horrific. I don’t understand why I can’t “throw” the music from my Mac right onto the Sonos, unless I am missing something.
Daily Photo – A Beautiful Spa on a Rocky Coastline in Oman
It was a moody and somewhat cool afternoon in Oman, and I was out with my son on a catamaran. Wow, I don't think I've ever spelled that word before… I can't believe it has that many a's. I was writing it out and fully expected the red squiggly. ANYWAY, while we were on the four-a'd boat, we passed this rock outcopping and saw this scene back on the beach. I didn't even get a chance to visit this spa. It's the Six Senses spa there at the Al Bustan Ritz-Carlton and it's over 33,000 square feet! I think even if I did have a chance to go visit it, I'd only be able to see 10% of it.
Speaking of whales (below), I’d really enjoy swimming with them, I think. I’ve swum with a pod of wild spinner dolphins in Hawaii, and that was really great. I also really enjoyed my time with the elephants in Botswana… so I think I need to get whales on my list next!
Daily Photo – Over the Breaking Waters
This is a favorite photo from Bora Bora. I've always enjoyed looking at those aerial photos from space and seeing how the ocean water changes as it brushes up against some of these sorts of islands. My local friends there told me they can walk up to the edge and almost touch the whales as they migrate along the coast.
Ruby is my new assistant and she’s been helping out a lot. Thanks, Ruby! You can probably see her in a few of my videos over on Facebook!
Daily Photo – Sliding into a melt pool in Antarctica
I don't have to tell you how cold it is here! This is right where the ice started to thin and the warmer ocean (well not THAT much warmer, like 33 Degrees F!) was slowly melting it away. It was alarming sometimes to hear the ice craaaaaaAAACK under your feet as you stepped. I was on high alert all the time. In fact, right after I took this photo I started to slide a little towards the water… so I made a quick and heroic scramble away. I looked ridiculous doing it, but at least, I got out of there!