Thórsmörk Volcano Huts – Iceland part 2

If you like watching people hiking, you're going to love this one! Our Iceland trip continues at the Volcano Huts. We climb mountains and built a solid bonfire. We drank coffee and ate some amazing food.

I did a lot of filming out there, so I am going to do a 3rd Iceland video eventually. This one is really all about the Geek Adventures trip. Somewhat related: I have been listening to a bunch of Icelandic music recently for the vlog and they make some really good tunes out there.

Thanks a ton to everyone that came out and made this trip so much fun! 🙂

Iceland Part 1 – Chasing Waterfalls and Driving into Rivers

My European adventure continues this week in the land of ice!

I stocked up on party supplies in the airport. Meet my roommate. We go on an epic adventure to see the edge of the North American tectonic plate, geysers, waterfalls, cows, a secret lagoon (it wasn't very secret afterall), and craters.

On day 2, we all load up into a bus and drive it straight into a river. What could go wrong, right?

London – Eating Blood and WordCamp London

I missed two weeks of posting vlogs, but I am back! I didn't want to spend any of my travel time editing. Sorry.

For this week, Justin and I hit London for some sightseeing adventures and WordCamp London. We explored on the tube, had a few nice dinners, took a ride on the London Eye, ate black pudding, and capped it all off with a solid visit to WordCamp London where we got to meet a bunch of the U.K.-based Beaver Builder crew.

As my good friend once said, there's nothing quite like partying hard with new friends in a new country and we had ample opportunity for that. Cheers, London! You sure showed a couple of Yankee wankers a proper time.

Flying drones and catching fish – Enjoying the California spring

This week, I was totally focused on packing and prepping for my London/Iceland trip so the vlog isn't quite as action-packed as normal. I found a song that I really like about the springtime, so I did a spring-themed day and went fishing and droning. I wanted to get warmed up with the drone since I am taking it to Iceland.

It was going to be a REALLY slow week for the vlog, but then my plane got delayed for hours in LA. I took an impromptu beach visit, went swimming, then finished up the edit for this week on the plane!

I might be off a day or two on my posting days, but I should have a London and an Iceland vlog out over the next few weeks. Wish me luck!

Is Boise the BEST city EVER – Treefort Music Fest 2018

Boise was on my travel bucket list for the last year and I FINALLY made it out there. It was a super spontaneous, last-minute trip. I bought a one-way ticket ~12 hours before take off and I am so glad I did!

The Treefort Music Fest was awesome! I saw George Clinton and I saw a TON of bands and music that I hadn't heard of before.

The food was great. The tech portion of the festival was fun. The beer was cold. The music was epic. I got to see it snow and wear shorts+tshirt on the same weekend. Not too shabby, Boise. Not too shabby at all!

Oh, and everyone I met out there was SO nice. You guys are beautiful.

Miami Part 2 – WordCamp Miami 2018

My Miami adventure continues with the work portion of the trip. WordCamp Miami 2018 was a blast. Over 1000 people attended the event. The weather was phenomenal. The team of volunteers that organized the camp did an amazing job. Thanks, guys.

Once I finally peeled myself away from the beach, I went on a few adventures into town. I saw some old friends and made some new ones. Smoked a cigar and had an all-around excellent time.

I can definitely see making WordCamp Miami one of my annuals. I am still kicking myself for the crummy focus job on the Chicago sunset timelapse, but I have a feeling I will redeem myself next week…

Miami — South Beach Spring Break MADNESS!

My original thinking was that I would come out to WordCamp Miami 2018 a bit early and have a relaxing beach to set up and do some work.

I had no idea my trip was smack in the middle of spring break. This trip brought me back to 90s MTV spring break specials. One of my favorite overheard quotes was, “I've never seen more bare asses in my life.” It's true!

Miami was a beautiful city. Great people. Great food. Lots of new flavors, sights, and sounds. In part one, I am covering the “work-cation” part of the trip. Next week, I am going to share my time at WordCamp.

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet + Bald Eagles, Beer, Traffic, & Taxes

This week's vlog covers a lot of range. I really hope it doesn't come off too ranty.

I got some sweet footage of a bald eagle out at the Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos.

Pliny the Younger was just released, and I got the opportunity to try this year's batch.

I talk about taxes and traffic and go out to catch some red-light cheaters. Hey, California, let's work on enforcing the rules we have instead of creating new ones! Stop taxing the people who are playing by the rules and start asking the cheaters to pay more.

Sexually Ambiguous Cowboys and a Trip to Austin, Texas

Just got home from Austin and finished up the edit for this week. I riff a bit about meeting online friends IRL, my frustrations with California, and some of the clues we found around our Airbnb…

I didn't add it to the vlog, but all of us there from the Beaver Builder team filmed an “Ask Us Anything” AMA style video. I've been successfully working more and more video content into my professional life—which makes the time put into learning all this much more fulfilling.

Hope you enjoy. See you next week.

San Jose Bike Party & Monterey CA Hyperlapses

This week, I did the San Jose Bike Party, fixed my internet, and played tourist in (almost) my own town with a photo/hyperlapse mission to Monterey, CA.

Honorable mentions to State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria, Essential Spirits Alambic Distilleries, and The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together (grab your copy here).

I am on a mission to reduce the camera shake! Ugh. It's so frustrating.

Music by…
Scott Pemberton & Ripe