How to Get Pick Pocketed: A Step by Step Guide

Man on Bus, Ulaanbaatar, MongoliaWant to ensure that next time you go abroad, you’ll be one of the lucky few to be pick-pocketed? This step by step guide makes it easy. Step 1: Go somewhere dangerous and/or crowded. For example, the Black Market in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Off to a promising start. On to Step 2…

Blog Carnival: Carnival of Cities, February 24th

Merry Go Round, Chengdu, China;A very special post, like an after school special, but with less underage drinking: the Carnival of Cities blog carnival. What’s a blog carnival you ask? Find out! On to the carnival…

Sleepwalking in Ulaanbaatar

The ger where I slept in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia;I step off the bus, and Ulaanbaatar unfurls before me like a burning rug. It is late. All day the coal plants breath black on the horizon, and at night their discharge blots out the bright fabric of the city in the distance. The wind off the steppe breezes past naked earth. It is cold. Continue reading…

The Perfect Post, (Death of)

Shirt in Shanghai, China A few-holds-barred post. No rechecking, pondering, or fine tooth combing: just my thoughts on trying to balance a desire for perfect posts with the need to just write sometimes cuz that’s what writers do
Just let go…

If I Made Up A Town, I’d Call It Vacaville

Sign in Vacaville, CA C’mon, you’re not intrigued by that picture? Not even a little bit? I don’t believe you. You’re no fun. I refuse to play along. Really. I do. I won’t. FINE! It’s about a drive from Portland to San Francisco by way of Vacaville, CA. Jeez. Wes Craven’s Newish Nightmare…

Sour in San Francisco

I’ll admit, I was not in the happiest mood when I wrote this, and it’s not really what I meant to write. Isn’t that always the way? A snapshot of a moment in San Francisco, a band, and a feeling you get while traveling alone. Put’s the ‘T’ in travel…

Make Money Blogging: Twitter

A lot of people use the Internet, but like Las Vegas, not a lot of people make money there. Well, I want to make money there. And I want you to, as well. In this post about the art and science of blogging, we tackle making money by using Twitter. Today’s the day…

Lincoln, NE + Cornhusker Football

If you’ve never been to Lincoln, Nebraska on a Cornhuskers game day (I hadn’t), there’s a lot you haven’t seen. It’s basically as ridiculous as Big State college football can get, capped with video from one of the more foul mouthed bands I’ve ever seen. It’s good fun, and I even throw in a pinch of football analysis for my future career at ESPN. It’s football and it’s fun…

Festival 8 Video Dump…Rise of the Balloons!

Unedited video from Phestival 8. If you would like to view + edit for me, please contact Jordy @ jordy@jordyclements.com or email my alter ego for the weekend. He’s major.
View the video…

Jordy Tries Adventure Racing: Hilarity Ensues

Adventure racing is at least as fun as it sounds. In one brief night, I drove a golf cart blind folded, almost flipped a canoe, ran amok over a BMX course, and even had time to visit an organic farm afterwords. And no gratuitous bike shorts shots! The adventure begins…