Healing Patellar Tendonitis

As a traveler, mountaineer and tour cyclist, my life revolves around being on my feet. It is centered around running, cycling or hiking long distances. I cant imagine living life any other way. Throughout the years and through some emotionally taxing relationships, I have used my feet, specifically running, to stymie difficult emotions and stress. … Continue reading Healing Patellar Tendonitis

Exploring Howth: The Viking Village of Dublin

About nine miles north of Dublin lies the proverbial fishing village of Howth. Not an unknown or hidden village by any means, though Howth with its stunning coastline and cliff walk that offers some of the most spectacular scenery on the entire east coast of Ireland, is not to be missed for history buffs, the … Continue reading Exploring Howth: The Viking Village of Dublin

Explorer’s Guide to Ireland

Republic of Ireland at a Glance Population:4,937,786 (2020 estimate)Population Growth Rate:1.13%Currency:EuroOfficial Language(s):Gaelic and EnglishCapital:Dublin (pop. 1,024,027 est)Second Largest City:Cork (190,384)Adult male Average Age:36.6Adult Female Average Age:37.1Religion:84% Roman CatholicGovernment:Parliamentary DemocracyHead of State (President)Michael D. Higgins (2022) Summary Long before the Vikings discovered the Americas, Ireland was thought to be the last land before the end of … Continue reading Explorer’s Guide to Ireland

Best Books for Anthropologists

Anthropology is the human science. Primarily, it is the study of the diversity in human experience. Culture, language, ritual and history. We are all the same yet different. That is the beauty of anthropology; This acknowledgement and to explore and uncover the mysteries of humanity. In an increasingly globalized world, where people from a variety … Continue reading Best Books for Anthropologists

A Real Inconvenient Truth; The U.S. Secret War in Laos

(Taken near Vang Vieng) When most people think of Laos, they imagine thick green jungles and epic Karst mountains splaying across an ancient spiritual and culturally unique landscape. Some may think of The Hmong, their especially distinct customs and shamanic practices. Travelers might recall the numerous Theravada Buddhist temples scattered in every part of the … Continue reading A Real Inconvenient Truth; The U.S. Secret War in Laos

Dublin, Ireland and Globalization

My first time to Dublin was in March of 2009. I was 17 and visiting my sister who was studying abroad in the Irish Capital. It was my first trip to Europe and had no idea what to expect. I was curious on what I would experience but didn't have a whole lot of expectations. … Continue reading Dublin, Ireland and Globalization

Dublin, Globalization and Facing Inevitable Change

O’Connell St. in December 2019 My first visit to Dublin was in March of 2009. I was 17 and visiting my sister who was studying abroad in the Irish Capital. It was also my first trip to Europe and had no idea what to expect. I was curious on what I would experience but didn't … Continue reading Dublin, Globalization and Facing Inevitable Change