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Excerpts from Nepal Journal with @ProofEyewear


This volunteer trip was put together by Help Intl, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty through sustainable development, and Proof Eyewear whose #DoGood trips I have been blessed to be a part of the last three years. DAY ONE Sunrise on the rooftop in Kathmandu. Pastel tones and birds circle over the LEGO land of colorful buildings. […]

This is in partnership with Citi, who sponsored my weekend at Global Citizen Festival, however all thoughts and opinions are solely my own. “One thing that I’ve learned from my work is that passion informs purpose. It’s a good starting point. You can do anything from there,” says Denis Muwanguzi in his soft and slightly […]

Today a place I love, that many love, is on fire. The Columbia River Gorge is a glorious and historic area in northern Oregon and southern Washington. Mossy gorges, dozens of waterfalls, swimming holes, backpacking trails, wildflowers, kiteboarding, nature..just so much nature. If you’re not already familiar with it, I’m so sorry, because 10,000 acres of […]

Photo By Noel Alva on the bus ride to San Salvador

Grand staircase Escalante. This was the first place I fell in love with the American southwest. Its seemingly endless backroads had us driving fast, windows down, four heads sticking out singing at the top of our lungs. We hiked across a Martian landscape to this oasis where we spent the night eating Thai curry under […]

Kylor is voluntarily sleeping underneath the porch of the camp bathrooms in his hammock. He’s worried that, in the dark, Mikai won’t be able to find out campsite tucked off the side of the trail and doesn’t want him to freeze to death. I find this questionable (I have this thing with smells), but I […]