How The Internet Domesticates Us & Blockchain Will Set Us Free

As everyone knows, the internet has brought incredible benefits to modern civilization including unprecedented access to information, streamlined communications, and free education. We’ve also seen a transformation in the way that business is conducted; we can purchase virtually any product or service with the click of a button and have it delivered within a couple days. Despite all of these advantages, there is a glaring drawback. Just like the proverbial yin and yang, there are shadows cast wherever light shines...

Slice of Paradise - Koh Phangan

Slice of Paradise - Koh Phangan

We kinda dropped the ball on writing our newsletter - whoops!  It’s been a while and there is A LOT to catch up on - we’ll do our best to write more regularly and give you an inside look at our adventures going forward.

The last part of our journey that we wrote about was India and... that was in September (sorry!).  Since then we’ve been to Thailand, Hong Kong, Outer Banks, NYC, Philadelphia, Panama, Outer Banks (again), Los Angeles and back to the East Coast.  Then we headed back to Southeast Asia and spent a week with Danielle’s sister Karissa in the Philippines before settling back in Bali (where we’ve been for ~a week).  

Our India Pilgrimage

Our next stop was Rishikesh, a holy city in the foothills of the Himalayas that gained fame after the Beatles made a pilgrimage there in 1968.  They spent several weeks in an ashram along the Ganges river studying transcendental meditation, during which they wrote most of the White Album.  As the yoga capital of the world, we thought that Rishikesh would be a good place to relax and integrate after 10 days of silence and solitude.  The city was much bigger than we expected.  And, as we quickly realized was a norm in many cities in India, the traffic was chaotic.  However, in Rishikesh, there was the added obstacle of cows freely roaming the streets...

Back from Burning Man

So what's next?  We left NYC on 9/11 (we know...but the flight was so cheap!) for Southeast Asia where we'll backpack for a week before traveling to India for a 10-day Vipassana meditation course at the world's largest and oldest Vipassana meditation center.  Over 10k students study at Dhamma Giri annually (~600 at a time) and it is rumored to be the most physically and energetically intense center in the world...

What I Bring to Burning Man: Packing List

It’s almost time for the best week of the year: Burning Man! Now that you have secured a camp, the excitement, planning, coordinating and packing begins. Over the last four years, I have learned what to bring and what not to bring. So….here it is, your must-have burning man packing list for virgin and veteran burners alike...