I graduated AFP this past Sunday!! I had two great jumps and one very educational jump. One step closer to my license. This video was my second jump of the day – first time doing flips, so use your imagination on that front flip. It’s tough to describe the feeling as you progress through the stages of skydiving, even this early on. From the first wobbly time...

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Island Hopping in Phuket

Bangkok’s cosmopolitan immersion and Chiang Rai’s jungle adventure set the perfect stage for some Thai island time. Onward to white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a beach umbrella to protect my sunburn prone skin. SPF infinity, please.

3, 2, 1, Bungy!

I was finally able to Bungy while in Queenstown New Zealand. What a rush. The sensation you get when you watch the ground flying towards you while in freefall is incredible. The Nevis Bungy is New Zealand’s tallest Bungy!

Becoming a Mahout in Chiang Rai

After three days of city exploration in Bangkok, our Thailand journey continued into the jungles of Chiang Rai. My inner adventurer was screaming out for the wilderness, wild animals and a touch of adrenaline. Chiang Rai was chosen for a reason. This is where the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle was.

Three Days in Bangkok

I recently returned from a 12-day adventure through the cities, jungles and beaches of Thailand. A beautiful country of friendly people, engaging culture and beautiful buildings. The first days were spent exploring the city sights and river canals of Bangkok. Here are some of my favorite moments and images.

Uncovering Mount Hagen

Not too long ago I was fortunate enough to travel to one of the last unexplored corners of the Earth, Papua New Guinea. Before I set off on my journey I had only had second-hand knowledge of this fascinating country, however over the next week I would intimately get to know so much about this captivating land. I hope you enjoy the evolution of my...

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Papua New Guinea in 46 Images

Papua New Guinea in 46 Images


I will never forget the uncertainty I felt when I arrived, and the sadness I felt for having to leave. The people of this beautiful country brought on such happiness. No amount of imagery could showcase the beauty and diversity of Papua New Guinea. Enjoy a few of my favorites, out of the thousands I took.

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Ian Swain II

I work for Swain Destinations, a travel company that specializes in customized trips all over the world. I love to take pictures, put myself in uncomfortable situations and will eat anything. The world is an incredible place. See and experience as much as you can.