I grew up in Snyder, Texas, surrounded by pumpjacks and fields of cotton. In the summers when I was a kid my family would pile into the GoodTimes van and hit the road for weeks, escaping the 110 degree Texas heat: Vermont, Florida, Wyoming, Northern California and all in between. When I was fourteen I spent a summer in Germany on an exchange program, and since then I’ve been hooked on travel. I studied biology and writing in college and after graduating worked for the Fish & Wildlife Department in Alaska for a summer. I then worked in Nicaragua as a carpenter for over a year and slowly made my way to Taos, New Mexico, the place I now call home.
I started taking photos mainly to remind myself where I’ve been, and for me, each photo is like a page from my travel journal. I discovered the freedom of long distance motorcycle travel during a four month tour of South America, and soon afterward, I started planning a trip of much grander scope. In July of 2008, I left Taos heading west and continued through fifty countries, connecting the dots between four places I wanted to visit: Mongolia, Cairo, Cape Town, and Edinburgh. The trip took around sixteen months, and I covered roughly 46,000 miles, taking photos all along the way. The images you see here will give you an idea of the variety of experience, the gradual change in landscapes and cultures that only a trip of such magnitude can offer. For more photos and a detailed account of my travels, please visit my websites: