VIDEO SNAPSHOT: Summit of Phnom Sampeau, Cambodia

Phnom Sampeau summit. To the south lay the remote Cardamom range, to the north Tiger Peak, and farther still the distant Thai border. Tigers reportedly still roam this border, but you’re much more likely to catch malaria than a swipe from a cat’s paw there. Below our feet are massive caverns that practically hollow out … More VIDEO SNAPSHOT: Summit of Phnom Sampeau, Cambodia

VIDEO: Happy Dancing in Central Europe

Dearest Misadventurists, This week, for your amusement (hopefully) we present a short video of the Misadventurists merrily dancing through Germany and the Czech Republic. Now, we made this weeks ago for our Kickstarter supporters, but since they’ve all had a chance to download and share it among themselves, we thought we’d now finally share it … More VIDEO: Happy Dancing in Central Europe

“Annelizabeth” – the Final Kickstarter Song

Hello Misadventurists, Our last song we’re presenting for Kickstarter backers is a very special one. An old family friend and former neighbor of Beej’s – who has known him since he was 2 years old –  learned about our project and decided to help back it. So we created this little ditty for her. This … More “Annelizabeth” – the Final Kickstarter Song

“Branching Out” – The Second Kickstarter Song!

It’s time to debut the second of our three total Kickstarter songs = i.e. – songs that we created for Kickstarter supporters who backed us at the Musical Level! This second song requires a bit of explaining. It’s a little bit of an inside joke. The lyrics are all from the perspective of Branch, a … More “Branching Out” – The Second Kickstarter Song!

The First Kickstarter Song – “The Lucky Dog”

In a bit of a departure this week, the Misadventurists are sharing the first original song they wrote in fulfillment of our Kickstarter Musical Rewards. The background. There’s an epic dog down in San Diego named Scout. And he belongs to one of our Kickstarter supporters. And since this Kickstarter backer adopted Scout and doesn’t … More The First Kickstarter Song – “The Lucky Dog”

VIDEO: Tackling the Transfagarasan Highway: Transylvania, Romania

(This film is a complement to our last essay from the Transfagarasan Highway in Transylvania, a route made famous by the UK’s Top Gear. Stax shot the driving footage (GoPro Hero Black 3 and Canon 60D) and Beej shot much of the scenery with his trusty Lumix GH2. Edited by Stax, who found very cool … More VIDEO: Tackling the Transfagarasan Highway: Transylvania, Romania

Taking on the Transfagarasan Highway: Transylvania, Romania

Story by BEEJ. Photos by STAX. Dictator Nicolae Ceausescu pushed through construction of the Transfagarasan Highway in 1970.  By all accounts the construction was hellishly difficult and brutal. Legend said he was spooked by the Soviet invasion of the former Czechoslovakia and wanted to build a military route to head off any similar invasion by … More Taking on the Transfagarasan Highway: Transylvania, Romania

Wedding Crashers, Part III: Maramures, Romania

Continued from Part II: After we attended the practice wedding in Oncesti, we sat down over coffee with our unofficial fixer, Bud. Bud told us there would be a traditional wedding in the village of Budesti the next weekend, and that he would even be bringing Japanese tourists there to catch the festivities. (Japanese tourism … More Wedding Crashers, Part III: Maramures, Romania