Experiences Never Die

This holiday season invest in experiences for yourself, your family, and others.

Experience ideas

  1. Get a massage for yourself or your partner
  2. Get acupuncture
  3. Go to a show
  4. Take a painting class
  5. Go wine tasting
  6. Get a nice dinner with a loved one
  7. Go hiking
  8. Plan a weekend trip with some friends
  9. Enroll in a photography class or workshop

Growth and learning


Life is about growth, becoming stronger, and becoming more epic.

tattoo chains
Harajuku. Tokyo

Experiences are great because they change us. They evolve us. They drive us forwards and upwards!

Grow yourself.

To experience:

To take a risk in trying something new. To test an assumption.

Ueno, Tokyo

Experiences are more fun

Another lesson:

Experiences are more fun than just buying stuff.

When we buy things, the effect fades quite quickly. Experiences stick with us.

Shibuya. Tokyo

When I look at my photos, I recall the experiences surrounding the photo. I remember who I was with, where I was, and the flight over.

Omotesando, Tokyo

Why I love traveling

Travel Notes (Print Edition) and Travel Note (Mobile Edition)
Travel Notes (Print Edition) and Travel Notes (Mobile Edition)

With traveling, I experience more. I take more risks. I talk to more people. I expand my horizons.

Istanbul breakfast with Charlie Kirk, 2013

More visual stimuli via travel

If you love to make photos and you want new inspiration, travel more!

  • Manila
  • Singapore
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Hanoi
  • Sapa
  • Saigon

Already so many great places in Southest Asia!

Other great places:

  • Istanbul
  • Hong Kong
  • London (East London)
  • Marseille

Is there a hierarchy of experiences?

2014 travel bag photo
2014 travel bag photo

I don’t think so. All experiences are good. The only “bad” experiences are the boring ones, or the ones which you’re forced to partake in against your own will.


Are experiences which you don’t remember worth it?