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
Cutting the Cord: Finding Peace in the Mongolian Altai
Flying over vast, rolling steppe for three and a half hours without seeing anything so much as a village, let alone a city, is a powerful reminder that Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country on the planet.
Red Soil, Greener Pastures: the Sun Sets in the Red Lands
Dongchuan is located about 100 miles southwest of Kunming, in China’s Yunnan province. It is known for it’s beautiful soil, which is a vivid red thanks to its unusually high copper content, swirled with the multi-colored crops growing in it.
Getting Down to Earth: Into the Wadis of Oman
As the sunrise woke me, I got my first glimpse of Oman. The contrasting view of the beach below and the rocky Al Hajar mountains beyond was a fitting introduction to a journey that would take me all over the diverse terrains of this fascinating country.
Breaking the Ice: Discovering Siberia’s Lake Baikal
25 million years old, and more than 5,500 feet deep, Baikal is the deepest and purest lake on the planet, and home to 20% of its fresh water. As culturally significant as it is scenically dramatic, its shores are considered hallowed places by those who call it home.
Disappearing Ink: Tattooed Women of the Chin State
Deep in the remote hills of the Chin State, tribes of tattooed women inhabit villages. Visiting this far-flung corner of Myanmar is like traveling back in time, but it’s very apparent that society is changing rapidly.
Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle: Discover the Soul of a Nation
Whether your trip to Sri Lanka includes the stunning beaches in the south, the lush highlands terraced with tea plantations or a wildlife safari in one of its national parks, it’s worth making the effort to venture into the country’s heart to explore the Cultural Triangle.