People that Inspire me

Travel, Lifestyle, Photography Blogs I Follow


Gypset – Travel with Style As coined by free-lance Journalist Julia ChaplinGypset: (gypsy + jet-set) to describe a new type of travel, and cultural foraging at home, that redefines the optimal adventure as something with the global references and chic speed of the jet-set mixed with the alternative, anti-commercialism and nomadic wile of a gypsy.

Media Set Free – My partner in Crime Boaz, develops Documentary Films on World matters in Haiti, Afghanistan, Sri Lankan & local news. “There are people, events and places in this world that, when visited, allow us to see things in a totally different light . It opens our eyes to how the world can really  be, what’s possible and ultimately who we really are. Some of us have lived rich full lives, while others have still far to go. No life is less important than any other. We live, we love, we cry and we pass on this knowledge of life to the next generation.”

Marc in the Wild – Robbed clean in Belize while sleeping in a hostel w 6 other individuals, spent 3 months train-riding throughout India & now with a breath of fresh air in SE Asia: An awesome character I met at the border of Thailand & Cambodia. Through the hazing some of these local animals put you through, you sure get close to other travelers around. Esp these guys since they were the only Americans we met (from Chicago) the whole month in SE Asia. Marc was backpacking with Justen for the year & blogs about his exciting travels. We shared an awesome dinner over 50 cent beers & insightful conversations of the Joy in Nomadic Travels & the complete bore in a stable 9-5 life.

Tiffany Burnett – A gorgeous & talented young Travel Host for the Travel Channel with videos in China Town districts in the US and Chinese culture around the World.

Angilee Shah – I met Angilee at the Asian American Journalist Association Convention. I was instantly inspired by her interests & involvement in World News: Globalization, Islam, Politics, India.

Wanderlust and Lipstick – Beth Whitman is one of the most well-known name in the independent Women Travel Industry. She leads tour groups, Acclaimed writer of many travel books, featured in travel magazines, conventions, etc.

Where the Hell is Matt!? – Just your average guy from Conneticut who quit his video game job with some meager savings & started traveling the world. At one moment, his friend asked him to do that silly dance he does instead of a boring picture pose to post on his website. Countries later, his compiled videos became an international hit on YouTube. He’s still travelin’ & bloggin’ & inspires all of us to continue being silly! “Matt thinks Americans need to travel abroad more. Matt was a very poor student and never went to college. When he got older, he was pleased to discover that no one actually cares.”

Indiana Paul & The JungleGeoff – 2 Canadian friends I met in India on a 1 day excursion of Bamboo Rafting at Thekkady Periyar Wildlife, where we spotted elephants & shared incredible stories among our group of diverse friends from all over the world. These 2 sites contain their blogs/photos in India, Canada & Korea to provide some more insight & info of backpacking in this beautiful country.

Jen Leo – The queen of Travel Blogs has been featured in LA Times, author of Sand in My Bra, among other hilarious women travel books. Insight into mis-adventure in Travels yet finding the fun in it.

Foodie, Lifestyle & Yoga

Zen Habits – Smile, breathe, go slowly. Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.


Photography at it’s Finest

Ed Kashi – One of my favorite Travel/Documentary Photographer/Blogger. His photography is daring, it’s bold, it has no censor. It shows life as it is. War & Happiness, Danger Zones. Third World Countries, He spent 5 months in Kurdistan, Iraq. Photo Essays on ‘Arab Christians’, ‘Oil in Niger Delta’.. & many more I’m still exploring.

Steve McCurry – The photographer who captured the famous cover of National Geographic’s magazine ‘Afghan Girl’.

Erich Chen – For Wedding, Portrait, Boudour, Photography.

Ashes and Snow – Gregory Colbert has taken My FAVORITE photos. Simply Euphoric. “With profound patience and an unswerving commitment to the expressive and artistic nature of animals, Gregory Colbert has captured extraordinary interactions between humans and animals.”

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