Into the Blue: Huraa Island, Maldives

Into the Blue: Huraa Island, Maldives

Watch: Diving in the Maldives When most people think of the Maldives, they imagine over-water bungalows in the lap of luxury, with private ladders down to crystal-clear turquoise water, relaxing massages on an untouched white-sand beach, butler service, classy beach...

Why You Should Visit Lombok, Indonesia

Why You Should Visit Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok might not be the island of the Gods, but there’s no denying its paradisal allure. Although this Indonesian Island is increasingly becoming known as “The New Bali”, I think it offers a divine energy that’s all its own. With the majestic Mt. Rinjani towering over...

Living in Love, Indonesia

Living in Love, Indonesia

In the middle of the night on September 21st, 2016, a fire broke out at Ricky’s Beach House. The cause of the fire remains unknown, but it sent the beloved Rastafarian-themed guesthouse up in the flames, burning the building to a crisp so that only its shanty, charred...

Choose Compassion

Choose Compassion

To quote the late Stephen Hawking, “We need to break down, not build up, barriers within and between nations." Earlier this week, Trump visited San Diego to inspect wall prototypes at the Mexican border, a concept so obtuse that it’s almost laughable. I typically do...

How to Do Coachella Like the Rich & Famous

How to Do Coachella Like the Rich & Famous

The desert is calling! Here’s how to luxe it up at America’s most star-studded musical festival. Ready, Jet Set Traffic en route to Indio is a nightmare during Coachella, so the A-list takes to the sky. Arrive to ‘Chella in style via private jet, the preferred method...

Playing Castaway in the Mentawais, Indonesia

Playing Castaway in the Mentawais, Indonesia

The tropical heat beat down on me like fire as I sat and waited with Michael. We were on the island of Siberut in the far-flung Mentawai archipelago, which sits about 100 miles west of Sumatra, Indonesia. With us was Fidel, our unusually tall Indonesia surf guide with...

New Year’s Eve Music Festivals to Ring in 2018

New Year’s Eve Music Festivals to Ring in 2018

Picture this: it’s the final countdown to 2018, you are in a sea of 20,000 people, with lasers beaming all around you and an intangible energy pulsating through the crowd. 10…9…8…7. The countdown begins. 6…5…4. You wrap your arms around your friends as the adrenaline...

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