The Map Project

Welcome to my Map Project. Sometimes when I’m bored I update the map with my travels. Places I’ve been for an appreciable amount of time (as defined by enough to have a real and *remembered memory) go on the board.

Rio de Janeiro: A Counterfeit Paradise

To recap; beautiful people, stunning landscape, near-constant threat of unavoidable violence, sex, drugs, and rock n roll. Interested? Keep reading my (literally) feverish notes typed while I was still in the moment.

Playa del Carmen & Cozumel

Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Side Trip. We had an extra day before many guests would arrive to start our wedding week and decided to go exploring.

We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat

Last time I told you about tackling alligators while swimming. Or whatever that unwelcome creature from the black lagoon was. This is the story of it’s bigger, meaner, salt water brother.

Things That Go Bump in the Lake

How to tackle an alligator. Or whatever that was.

The Final Miles

The second mile of the swim proved more difficult that the first.

Maya Riviera Wedding – February 2010

2009 was awesome. But it’s time to let it pass. We’re moving on to our wedding in Mexico – the Mayan Riviera.

Chitzen Itza

So much can be said about the heritage, history, and cultural impact of this long-lost city. This article isn’t about any of those things.


A phenomenally fun time, in a sort of running with scissors kind of way!


‘Remember that time we went for a swim below the castles and cliffs of the Maya at Tulum on Christmas Day?’ That was pretty awesome.