Entrepreneur & Asia Traveler
As co-founder of the cutting edge Asia travel company Remote Lands, it is my job to explore everywhere and often, from the height of its latest luxuries to the most esoteric of its ancient rituals. What keeps me going is that I have yet to lose my curiosity and respect for the people, cultures and history I discover along this serendipitous career path that astounds even me.
Photography is my passion so there is no greater thrill for me than to capture my awe reflected in the faces of those whom I encounter, from Cambodia to Kazakhstan and from Siberia to Sri Lanka. I have now lived and worked in Asia for more than 20 years; if my knowledge of the region and compassion for these fascinating cultures inspires others to follow my boots on the ground, all the better.
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnet
Into Ijen: Acid Lake, Poison Air
I trekked in to the caldera of the Ijen volcano complex for a look at yellow sulfur spewing from a mountain and a turquoise lake of acid.
Knocking on Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell
I took my camera to the Turkmenistan desert for a look into the famed Darvaza gas crater in the dead of night.
The Furious Road to Yemen
In the arid season of Salalah in Oman, there are no pastoral wadis or natural greenery around the beaches, but there is Highway 47 leading to Yemen.
Dhaka and the Symmetry in the Swarm
Traffic without end, water that never stills, and a market straddling a railroad – the chaos of Bangladesh’s Dhaka is unending and arresting.
7 Minutes in Heaven: To the Top of the World by Chopper
“Your lips are turning blue,” said the Kiwi pilot, shouting over the roaring chopper. “That’s the first sign of altitude sickness.” If the blades are turned off, the helicopter won’t start again in the thin, dry air.
Into the Wilds of Kamchatka
Kamchatka is a mysterious destination in Russia's Far East, located along the “Ring of Fire” and known for its more than 200 volcanoes and diverse wildlife.