host of BBC’s ‘Treasure Hunters’. tall.
National Geographic’s 2012 ‘Traveler’. fun.
author of ‘The Shanghai Exile Diaries’. charlatan.
Current TV’s ‘Most Prolific for 2008’. snacker.
born in 1976.
in 1995, became the youngest on-air personality to ever work for Z104.5fm [Tulsa].
2000 – sold everything and headed to Europe with a one-way ticket.
2004 – bought a fake diploma online and moved to China to teach English.
2006 – produced a podcast that was named by TIME Magazine as one of their ‘top 10’ for the year.
2008-2009 – spent 7 months touring SE Asia, India and Nepal.
2009 – lived on a bus. wrote his first novel, ‘the shanghai [exile] diaries’.
2010 – toured the Middle East and Northern Africa. was asked to leave Ethiopia. moved to England, bought a boat. was asked to leave England. moved to Vietnam.
2011 – moved to NYC to produce a travel app for UrbanDaddy. used money to tour South America for 8 months. launched his own travel website.
2012 – was first on Machu Picchu on Jan 01st. penned this story for National Geographic. was asked to write another, so did – and it ended up being their most-popular article for the year. was then named as one of National Geographic’s ‘Travelers’ [only 3 named in 2012] and sent on a coast-to-coast trip in the U.S. took money from that gig, bought a bicycle and a tent, headed to Europe.
2013 – cycled from Amsterdam to Morocco, then back up through Western Europe. was contacted by [name removed] for travel ideas, filmed the pilot in Berlin, waiting to hear if it’s optioned…
2014 – finished up the cycling trip [2 continents, 23 countries, 12,021 miles], then headed back to South America to film 5 episodes for BBC’s ‘Treasure Hunters’. spent 3 months falling in love with New Orleans.
… currently near the Atlantic Ocean. fixing up an old boat. heading for an adventure.