Damascus, Syria

This Post Is For My Friends In Syria

Derek Perspectives, Syria 61 Comments

Last night I was sitting here in my room in Bucharest at 12.45am. I was exhausted from not being able to sleep the night before due to a severe headache. But despite the exhaustion, despite the headache, I turned on my laptop. I really wanted to try and reply to a few of the emails in my inbox, emails that …

Gerainger Fjord, Norway

Let’s Share Our Stories & Inspire Each Other

Derek Everything Else 94 Comments

As I sit here right now on my flight from Florida to New York City, and my quick two-week visit to the US approaches its end, I can’t help but notice that I’m feeling more inspired than I have felt in a long time. And I’m fully confident that when I return to Bucharest next week, that inspiration will only …

Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

An Early Morning Stare Down With An African Lion

Derek South Africa 45 Comments

In previous posts, I’ve already written about the hippopotamuses and about the crocodiles that I ‘ran into‘ during my visit to South Africa back in December, and I’ve already posted photos of the zebras and the penguins of Boulder’s Beach as well. Now they’re all nice animals and everything but there were also quite a few other creatures that played …