A Nomad’s Opinion · July 04, 2020
Coit Tower & the American Flag © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
To My Birth Country, and To The Success of Asian Americans...Happy Birthday!
My Family History · January 26, 2019
Nathan Allen and Charles Hopkins Allen photo from familysearch.org via @idreamedofthis
Charles Hopkins Allen is my great, great grandfather, and the last in my family tree to carry the "Hopkins" name. I was shocked to realize that this name goes all the way back to famed Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins, turns out he's my great great (+) grandfather!
Blogging Tips · December 04, 2018
5 Years Using Jimdo for my Website - Nathan Allen in Yosemite National Park  © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
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Yosemite Photos · October 31, 2018
Yosemite Fall Colors (October Photos) © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Although the Eastern Sierra puts on the best show, I learned that Yosemite Fall Colors are pretty spectacular in their own right! Here are some of my favorite photos from this Autumn season. These were taken in the last week of October.
Audio Mastering To Fund Long Term Travel - Singapore © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
First of all, I never imagined my love of music would take me around the world. If so, it probably would have been through performing and touring, certainly not by running an audio mastering business. Well, life is full of surprises.
Travel Gear · February 28, 2018
Olukai Ohana Koa Flip Flops Close Up - Copyright @idreamedofthis
Hawaiian Flip Flop manufacturer Olukai is known for creating waterproof, "adventure footwear". However, I took a pair of less adventurous Oofos on an island trekking trip, too. They performed surprisingly well! Here are the pros and cons of each pair...
My Family History · February 19, 2018
Nathan Allen and Pocahontas (Photo on left © Tiffany Schoepp - via tiffphoto.com)
February 28, 2018 – Did I just find a drop of honey in the milk pot? It started just like any other day...here I was, a (very) white American searching my family tree online. It ended with the surprising discovery that I am the great, great* grandson of Pocahontas – one of the most famous Native Americans of all time. Well, you can add this little bit of ancestry to the list of things I never saw coming.
Singapore - Streets & Culture · February 05, 2018
Thaipusam Festival Photos - Little India, Singapore - Sony A7 ii © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Legend states that the Hindu mother goddess gave a spear to Murugan, the god of war. With this spear, she helped him destroy an evil demon. Once a year on the full moon, Tamil Hindus around the world commemorate this during the fascinating Thaipusam Festival. They do so by fasting for 48 hours, and carrying heavy pots of milk on their heads. Others, incredibly, by “spearing” their own skin. Some even wear heavy, elaborate metal cages that are literally “fish hooked” and chained into...
Motorbike Trips · October 20, 2017
Samar Motorbike Trip Photos - Dancalan, Philippines - Ricoh GR ii © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
Riding the island of Samar was much more of an adventure than I thought it would be. First of all, it's huge. Second, it's not so developed...and while it's great to get off the well-worn tourist path, the roads are pretty rough. Third, it was the start of the rainy season. However, the landscapes are great for photography, the locals were friendly, and the food was quite good. I'll show you...
Philippines Destinations · October 19, 2017
Tarangban & Bangon Waterfall Photos - Calbayog, Samar - Philippines © Nathan Allen via @idreamedofthis
I was on a challenging (but beautiful) motorbike ride through the massive region of Samar, Philippines. I wanted to stop by Calbayog, because I read there were 2 beautiful waterfalls in the mountains there. Bangon Falls looked pretty nice, but I was really interested in photographing majestic Tarangban Falls further up the trail...

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