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Current Location: Austin, Texas

 

Recent Adventures

Ajmer

My first train ride in India led me to Ajmer, a small town in the heart of Rajasthan. A German friend of mine, Tobi, who is also staying at my hotel in Hyderabad, joined on this weekend adventure which also covered Jaipur and Pushkar. Ajmer is a small town of only...

Jaipur

The Pink City is called as such because all the buildings here are painted a reddish pinkish color to imitate the red sandstone architecture of Mughal cities, from which Jaipur is fashioned. Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan, and it is the place that I had...

Dandiya Festival 2014

As it so happened, the months I spent in India spanned the peak festival season. I love festivals, so this was very convenient. Of all the cultural events I attended, Dandiya was my favorite. The music seemed to be unique to this festival. I never heard music...

Hampi

Hampi is my favorite place in India. Period. Nowhere else has come even close. This ancient city has been left mostly in ruins despite it once being the capitol of Vijayanagar, a 14th century empire.  Just imagine if Rome had been sacked and was then forgotten;...

Tranquebar

Anyone who has ‘vacationed’ with me knows that I’m not very good at the whole rest and relaxation thing, but in Tranquebar on a holiday weekend, that was all we could do.. and it was awesome! I’ve never enjoyed doing nothing so much in my life....

Pondicherry

I had originally planned for my first trip in India to be to the northwest region of Rajasthan, but I made a last-minute change in schedule because I found an awesome travel partner: Stacey. We arrived in Pondicherry on the southeast coast of India after flying to...

Colombia Is The New Germany

I recently made a 12-day trip to Colombia to reunite with a few friends from my year as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Germany. We visited several fantastic places around the country and had the best local insight available thanks to Alejandro Borda who organized...

Dubai

Dubai: the playground of billionaires, royalty and me (for a day)! Thank you to my dear friend Laura and her family for hosting me while I was in Dubai. Laura and I worked together on my cornerstone project while in the Peace Corps. She was a key player at UNESCO, who...

Abu Dhabi

What an unexpected treat! I’ve dreamed of visiting the United Arab Emirates for such a long time but even with all of my travel experience, this has always felt like a place too distant, too exotic and so far out of reach that I might not ever get here. However,...

I’ve been to 20 out of 215 countries so far! That’s 9.30% of the world!
After a career in the music and live events industry where I traveled the United States with the biggest names in music entertainment, I decided to get back to my roots and dedicate myself to serving humanity.

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic, I spent two years working with media outlets and journalists. My main project was the deployment of mobile technology into rural areas so that journalists in those areas could have a wider voice and better access to information.

Now living in Austin TX, I continue to support the next generation of journalists as the Executive Director of the Kloop Media Foundation, which supports the Kyrgyz NGO, Kloop Media and their journalism school in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I am also a part of the Operations Team at Mutual Mobile.

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