A looooong, grey & caffeine fuelled drive south lead us to the hills of Santa Barbara. The clouds began to break & subside on our way down. We drove from red wood forests, down through desert like landscapes full of oil pumps till we reached the scorched rolling hills of SoCal. There had been a […]Read More California Part 3 – “SoCal Take It Easy.”
Leaving Morro Bay behind we decided we want experienced Santa Cruz how we wanted. A short stop in St. Louis Obispo was the furthest we made it down south till this point. Santa Cruz had such a reputation for surf & we had driven straight past so much. We switched Highways to the 101, a […]Read More California Part 2 – Simpler Times & Chasing Mavericks (had to).
We would all love to go back in time & tell our younger selves everything we now know. Reassure ourselves that everything will be fine. Explain that school teaches you very little, but does prepare you for the much harsher lessons that follow in ‘real’ life. But if you could go back, what would you […]Read More Things I Would Tell My Younger Self. Don’t Worry.
If a picture paints a thousand words a t-shirt tells a thousand stories. My shirt has been across the world, faced fears, accomplished goals & seen some hard times too. When you buy a shirt you look for style, durability & purpose. They allow you to express yourself. I remember buying this shirt to hang […]Read More The legend of ‘Matagonia’
Pele the goddess of fire & volcanoes is said to have creating 5 volcanoes: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea, these make up the ‘Big Island’ of Hawaii. All are pretty visible from the plane as well as the islands size. It dwarfs the other islands, but also has a powerful character, one I […]Read More Big Island, Big Volcanoes, Old Spirits.
The Hawaii islands seem to have different characters. Oahu is like the arrogant older brother who likes to show off, where Kauai is the quiet, spiritual guy in the corner. When you arrive you get a feeling you’ve landed somewhere ancient with stories to tell. I mean 70% of the island is inaccessible by foot, […]Read More A Week In Kauai & Finding Truth.
I was lucky to grow up in two different environments – on a farm in Austria in the mountains and in a small town – Bruck an der Mur. Very early I learned that I feel more comfortable in nature than in crowded places, even when my sheep fooled me by eating flowers I picked for […]Read More Anja Leoa “try to get lost, to find your way back again”.
I often get asked ‘why Hawaii?’ Other than its undeniable beauty & perfect surf. Well it’s always been a place I’ve admired on TV & in Movies even since I was real young. I always new it would be a place for me, then I arrived…Read More Aloha Oahu! Sharks, Craters & the ‘Magic Bus’
I always remembered as a teen me & my friends would joke around saying “one day I’m going to go for milk & just keep going”. In my early twenties this statement slowly became an excuse to travel.Read More Gone For Milk…My Story