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…
and is somehow still cycling.
currently in Italy.