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Happy New Year from the Gringo With A Green Bag!

Happy New Year 2017

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“G-Bird” drone soars over Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca (wa-hah-ka) – my favorite word to pronounce in Mexico. It is also among my favorite destinations to visit in Mexico too. I was there recently during the week of Thanksgiving, and my birthday, for a little “holiday” I guess you can say (though we like to call it “vacation” in America). So I was, effectively, there on both “holiday” and “vacation” at the same time, which should appease any linguistic disparity between the British and American English terminologists out there. While R&R (rest and relaxation…often complimented with rum and revelry) was the focus, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to log some sky miles with the drone over what has to be among the most unspoiled slices of pristine coastline that Mexico can proudly claim on its colorful map. Here’s a few “holiday” snippets from the G-Bird… (*click HD*)

 

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A “Running Man” in Puerto Rico

Amigos, it is my pleasure to introduce to you a whole NEW way of travel! This is Puerto Rico…as the world has never seen before… 🙂  #GringoWithAGreenBag

 

 

 

 

 

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Gringo With A Green Bag takes on Puerto Rico

Just wrapped my latest travel video folks! Next week, get ready to see the island of Puerto Rico live you’ve NEVER seen it before! 🙂 I think the cows are still scratching their heads at what they witnessed…

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UnBELIZEable! Snorkeling at the Belize Barrier Reef!

Ok, so a few weeks ago I finally had a chance to put my new underwater GoPro to the test…and what a first test it was!! You won’t Belize (I mean believe) what was waiting for me on my VERY first jump into the water at the Belize Barrier Reef. I’m talking ZERO training (unless you count the filming I did in my fish tank) and being “thrown” into one of the world’s largest natural aquariums with some flippers, a GoPro on a stick and a leaky snorkeling mask. Here’s how it all went down… #YouBettaBelizeIt!!

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Moments in “Time”

Time(Calaveras Big Trees State Park – California)

Life goes by pretty fast. Time is the one thing we can’t control. All we can do is make the best of it. Without moments of pause and reflection, we can’t really appreciate time. Most people are allowed a lot of time in life, but we often frown upon it because we feel we don’t have enough of it or that it is passing by faster than we’d like it to. I believe time should be measured in moments, not by clocks or years on the calendar. We can’t slow time down, but when we slow down and enjoy moments in time, the less we will worry about “having” time and the more we will enjoy “living” in it.

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Fall “Freedom Tour” Part 1 in the books!

Inyo National Forest

Just wrapped up the first leg of the #FreedomTour 2015 (literally…got my knee sleeved up as a result of some rugged hiking and shifty-legged Glidecam work. Took me a few embarrassing attempts to jump up on that rock, lol). The first stop was in the Eastern and Western Sierras of Central & Northern California (my home state). It could very well be the most beautiful and naturally diverse state in the union (but I’ll leave that judgement for a later day…once I’ve seen all 50 of those bad boys.)

Autumn in California…we’ve got some colors too folks. 🙂 More photos and video clips coming soon. Walking and gliding (sometimes stumbling) through nature…nothing quite like it.

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“Freedom” Tour kicks off Oct 5!

Freedom Tour 2015

October is in the house! Next week I’m kicking off my Fall “Freedom” Tour 2015! I’ll be visiting 3 new destinations over the next few months…a journey to explore and highlight the diversity of this beautiful planet. Mountains…Culture…Sea…ending the tour in Eleuthera, which means “Freedom” in Greek. We are free to ‪#‎travel‬, free to ‪#‎explore‬, free to ‪#‎learn‬, free to ‪#‎discover‬…and most importantly, free to open our minds and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the world through simple interactions with people who are different, through learning about unique cultures and by establishing a personal connection with nature and the environment. Stay tuned for all the ‪#‎GWAGB‬ updates and photos…and please connect with me on Instagram for real-time updates from each destination 🙂

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Hello Beach…goodbye Summer!

Hot damn, Sep 1 already??? What the…?? I was just barely stocking up on SPF-50! Welcome to this month’s #TravelTuesday special feature: The ‪#‎Beach‬! I’m pretty bummed that Summer has zipped by faster than that shoe that got hurled at G.W.Bush’s head. I live near the coast, and I’m sure we’ll have a sweltry Indian Summer that lasts through October here in California, but I’m still gonna miss the Summer season of BBQ, baseball games and carefree fun in the sun…which seems like it lasted a week. So let’s get some virtual sand in our toes to last us ’til next Summer… 🙂

¡Adios Verano!

The Beach - 1(Rincon, Puerto Rico)

The Beach - 6(Cahuita, Costa Rica)

The Beach - 7(Dog Island, Panama)

The Beach - 2(Jericoacoara, Brazil)

The Beach - 3(Great Ocean Road, Australia)

The Beach - 3(Mexican Caribbean)

The Beach - 5(Molokai – Hawaii)

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La Selva Maya – Petén, Guatemala

Tikal(Tikal – 2015)

So here I was, in the jungle of Petén, Guatemala just a few short weeks ago. I made my way up the zigzagging wooden staircase that ascends to the top of Temple IV in the mighty ruins of Tikal. Far less neck-slapping of mosquitos this time around. A dry, sunny April day made for an incredible contrast to my last experience in this mystical world of wonder, which saw me slipping around the ruins wearing a bright yellow rain slicker that made me look like a greased up banana with legs…hairy legs, even less flattering to the locals (perhaps not to the howler monkeys). I had made this trek and climb before, about 7 years ago. Same green bag, different shoes and camera. You always know you’re in a special place when, even though you’ve been there before, it feels like a unique experience the second time around, one that has your eyeballs peeled away in total awe of your surroundings, with an equal or greater impression felt than that of your first visit.

The jungle is raw, alive…constantly whispering its stories of the past though ancient structures and their decipherable remains. It breathes a silent air and echos a mystical tune as you stand above a canopy of endless green and inhale sweeping views of this storied land that has harbored centuries of warriors, kings, slaves, innovation, peace & prosperity, death & destruction. La Selva Maya – The Mayan Jungle. It’s still there…with the same sun casting its rays upon it daily, whether dampened or glowing. Oh, the stories it could tell…

Tikal, Guatemala(A floating mist blankets the jungle on my first visit to Tikal back in 2008)

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