Journeys way off the beaten path, and the power of everyday people.

A day in Dakar

I was awake 6 hours in Dakar and we had had a moonwalk dance lesson from Boris, pet goats in the street, got hauled into a family dance fete with 14 people packed into the front room that's the size of the Vertex bathroom and I had a mini dance sessi…

Bienvenue Senegal

I've been awake 6 hours in Senegal. I maneuvered the Dakar airpirt, which is a justifiable assault by hack and real cab drivers .... Because my adopted famiky here got me. In this time Boris tried to teach me to moonwalk. I had a mini dance party…

Walk into the sun.

My girl Tanya has shared with some of the best music for traveling — for staring out the train window and running where your mind takes you. "Fluke" by Puppy is one. And this. I can't imagine how many times I listened to this song on my…

Livin' it!

Rockin' this today and remembering what it means as the metal heats up on my skin. And I think being a badass means being brave, and often times that does not involve being tough or having the skin thick enough that things don't get you. Great re…

All that glitters ...

When you need to go for a walk with your friend's mom to see her ministry she's building with ladies from her church and it's a 1.5-mile walk on the Pamodzi village dirt paths, and you only have high sandals? You wear - no, you rock - those gold…