Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

In this episode, I learn how to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef, and go night diving with sharks! I have only been scuba diving once in my life, and it was just a “resort certificate” at a place in Mexico where you only are down for about a half hour. So this time, I … Continued

Travel Deeper with Gareth Leonard

I’m Gareth Leonard and this is a story about leaving behind everything comfortable I knew, in search of a dream…  I hope you don’t mind if I take a brief pause from the “Travel Deeper Australia” series to bring you the first ever T2T Trailer. This bad boy is long overdue, but it’s finally time … Continued

Wild Tasmania

From Tasmanian Devils and baby Wombats to jumping dolphins and swimming with seals, episode two of “Travel Deeper Australia” is now live, and it’s all about the wildlife of Tasmania! I spent 10 days exploring the beautiful and wild island south of mainland Australia, and I can honestly say, it has been my favorite Australian … Continued

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Thanks to an invitation by local friends, I had the opportunity to join Sydney’s GLADD (Gay and Lesbian Association of Doctors and Dentists) organization on their safe-sex themed float at this year’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney. The event was completely different from anything I had ever done (including Rio de Janeiro Carnival), so … Continued

Bangkok Street Food Guide

After 10 days of exploring Thailand, I only had 24 hours to experience the mega metropolis of Bangkok. Fortunately, I had a local ace up my sleeve by the name of Mark Wiens, who has been living in Bangkok since 2009, writing and filming for his popular travel blog, Migrationology.com. Mark and I spent the morning … Continued

Travel Deeper Australia Begins

Each and every Travel Deeper adventure has been a direct result of the previous one. I moved to Colombia after rooming with two great Colombians in Argentina. I volunteered in Ecuador, Bolivia and Guatemala after living a very sinful lifestyle in Colombia. And, I moved to Brazil after discovering the importance of the World Cup … Continued

Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Guide

From the dramatic landscapes and beautiful beaches, to the heart pounding dance music and never ending street parties, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most alluring and exciting places I’ve ever experienced. You’ve seen images of Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, but there’s another side to the Marvelous City that’s not to be missed. The … Continued

Istanbul Nightlife Guide

Istanbul is a mega metropolis with a notorious nightlife scene. With literally hundreds of nightly options, from happy hours to after hours, deciding on where to enjoy your Efes and Rakı can be overwhelming. Thanks to the help of local friends, I was able to experience some of the most popular bars and nightclubs while … Continued

A Journey to Mt Everest Base Camp [VIDEO]

The journey to Mt Everest Base Camp was nothing short of spectacular. It was exhausting, emotional, and unlike anything I had ever done. After a few days trekking through the Himalayas, it became very clear that Base Camp was no joke. It was such an amazing experience with our Active Adventures crew. If you have the chance, … Continued

Mt Everest Base Camp Trek (40 Photos)

The Mount Everest Base Camp trek was one of the most incredibly intense and beautiful adventures of my life. Unfortunately, just days after that amazing experience was complete, a massive earthquake shocked the region, and the storytelling from the trip was put on hold. Instead, we focused our attention on Active Hearts Himalaya and the relief efforts in Nepal. … Continued

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