Restless Ben

Restless Ben

By Ben Orndorff
Ben quit his job to travel the world. He plans on winging it as long as he can.

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16: Caves and Crags
From the undersea world of thresher sharks and sardine schools I make my way north to explore the higher altitudes of North Luzon. With my visa extended, there was no excuse not to give the Philippines a proper lap.
15:33
September 3, 2019
25: Typhoons and Tattoos
The brothers Orndorff reunite in the Philippines to make a pilgrimage to the oldest tattoo artist in the world. A few storms add some water to the mix but fail to rain on their parade.
08:30
August 24, 2019
15: Tracking Thieves
Tracking down a stolen GoPro and some remote surf breaks keeps me busy in the Philippines.
10:35
August 21, 2019
14: Turtles and Terrorists
In pursuit of the Philippine’s best beaches I travel through the autonomous region of Muslim Mindanao.
09:50
August 15, 2019
13: Enlightenment?
After a brief stay at a Buddhist monastery, I realize meditation and enlightenment are trickier than I thought.
08:31
August 7, 2019
12: Breaking and Entering
Getting back into my hostel the hard way, downhill mountain biking, and posting up at a hippy, Ewok village. After Myanmar, I set my sights on northern Thailand to cool my heels for a bit.
09:16
August 2, 2019
24: Mountains and Mantas
My buddy Joe and I take a boat east along the Indonesian Archipelago, from Lombok to Flores. We climb Mt. Rinjani, dive with Mantas, and check out the world renown surf.
14:15
July 28, 2019
11: Balloons over Burma
Hot air balloons, Buddhist temples, and hill tribes. As if preserved in a time capsule, Myanmar’s cultural treasures are still remarkably unadulterated by outside influence.
11:13
July 24, 2019
Mountains and Mantas (Commentary)
Traveling the Indonesian archipelago, my buddy Joe and I hike a volcano, visit Komodo dragons, and rub shoulders with manta rays in some of the world’s top dive sites.
1:25:06
July 19, 2019
10: Blue Whales
Swimming with Blue Whales, hand line fishing with the locals, surfing clean waves, and dancing barefoot until dawn at a New Years Eve beach party. Unable to resist its draw, the southern Sri Lankan coast reels me back in.
10:14
July 17, 2019
9: World’s End
With a bit of betel nut to put a bounce in our step and make our mouths numb, some new friends and I conquer several rewarding hikes in the heart of the Sri Lankan highlands: World’s End and Horton’s Planes National Park
08:01
July 9, 2019
8: Tipsy Gypsy
Planes, trains, and tuk-tuks from Indonesia to Sri Lanka.
05:56
July 3, 2019
7: Spearing Sweetlips
Averting a structure fire, spearfishing, and a shakedown. From Ubud to Gili Air and back to Canggu, I complete my scooter tour of Bali a few dollars poorer but otherwise unscathed.
11:04
June 23, 2019
6: Single Fin
Getting reacquainted with the raw power of the ocean on a surfboard before immersing myself in spirituality and calmer waters at a Balinese temple.
08:06
June 16, 2019
5: Bali Baby
Building an airplane in flight. With no responsibilities or timelines, I get into a routine that includes surfing, street food, and sweating profusely. Unlike vacationing, long-term travel develops organically along the way.
06:58
June 9, 2019
4: Wheels Up Clusterfuck
Finally heading off. A canceled flight and a change of departure airport weren’t going to stop me. I wasn’t about to let Delta rain on my parade.
05:38
June 6, 2019
3: Gear Shakeout
Field testing my gear load-out for my world trip. This episode is about trying to strike a balance between having everything I need to sleep anywhere and still fitting it in one backpack. Shenandoah National Park seemed like a fine spot to take it out for a spin.
03:43
June 3, 2019
2: Paradise Can Wait
A hiccup along the way. After quitting my job my brother bought his first home. To help him fix it up I push my flight and roll up my sleeves. Family first. Paradise can wait.
03:49
June 2, 2019
1: Dear Job, I Quit
Hopping off the hamster wheel. My first show is the story of taking a leap of faith to pursue my dream of traveling the world. Step one, quitting my job.
04:20
June 1, 2019