Around the World 2003-2005
What's New
Itinerary Page
Robinson Crusoe Island, Fiji
Feejee Experience
Pictures, Fiji
Auckland, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Hiking New Zealand (part 1)
Hiking New Zealand (part 2)
Queenstown, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Manapouri, New Zealand
Bridges and Buildings of Sydney, Australia
A Few Friends in Sydney
Boracay, Philippines
Vientiane and Vang Vieng, Laos
Luang Prabang and Muang Ngoi, Laos
Trekking in Laos
Hong Kong
The Questions
Sneak Peek
European Travel Links
Contact Info

It is not the destination, but the journey that matters

Hello Friends, Family, and Visitors,

The purpose of this website is two fold: first, it provides me with an online forum to share with you some of the sights, sounds, and experiences I have encountered during my trip around the world; second, it acts as an electronic journal to help me remember my trip and collect my thoughts.  I plan on keeping it up to date as I go.  Even so, due to the unpredictable nature of my travels, there will be long delays between updates.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.

-Jason Dent

Please Note: Unless otherwise specified, I took all the pictures and videos.


27 July 2009
Current Adventure: Startup

I started my own company to hold my ideas and product creations.  My main interest has been with mobile devices.  I got a bit geeky and toyed with PDA's and GPS's.  I made a mapping program for people on the go.  Just take a picture of a map, click on the your are here point.  Walk to the next landmark and click on it and away you go.

When the iPhone came out, I drop the windows mobile environment and switch to the apple.  In the switch I decided to try my had at web development.  So I created a Dutch to English dictionary for people who want to learn Dutch.  You can find it here: Street Dutch.  As it so happened, I met another guy in Haarlem that developed an online dictionary.  We made an agreement and I created Mobile Glot an online translation dictionary.

Mobile Glot is designed to be easy to use.  I made it simple and powerful.  Nearly everything is a click away.  It looks best on the iPhone, but works just fine on xHTML phones or even your desktop browser.

I use it when reading the Dutch newspapers.  It is great for words I don't know.  It has some mistakes in the data, but overall, it is a great help.

My next task it to port it to an iPhone native application.


27 July 2009
Current Adventure: Fatherhood

It has now been 2.5 years since I became a father.  I love it.  It has been a most amazing experience.  Ryan is a great kid.  He shows me the joys in life.  I love watching him and the other kids play together.  They are so total in what they do.  It is amazing.

Next Adventure: Fatherhood
When: As of December 10th, 2006
Current Location: Haarlem, Netherlands

Less than two weeks into December, my life took on a whole new meaning: Ryan was born and I became a father.  I am still not used to the whole idea that I am a father. 

It is a relief that he is here.  Before he was born, it was hard to plan for anything.  Simple questions like, "should we visit friends for Christmas dinner?"  Were hard to answer.  I had no idea what my life would be like.  So, it was a big relief for him to show up.  Now it is clear.  When he cries, I pick him up.  When he is hungry, I give him to his mom.  Christmas with friends, no problem, just remember to pack the diapers.

- Jason 
3 January 2007

Last Adventure: Europe
When: June & July 2006
Location: Haarlem, Netherlands

Tomorrow I am off to Bratislava, Slovakia.  It has been almost exactly a year since I was there last.  For most of the past year I was a student at the Humaniversity in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands.  A few months ago I completed their one year foundation program.  I found it amazing, intense, excited, and challenging.  The regular morning exercise and vegetarian food help me drop a lot of excess weight.  The weekend workshops helped me in working with people.  The student program showed me what it takes to make deep lasting friendships.

13 June -- Fly to Bratislava
14 June -- Visit friends in Vienna
15 June -- Back in Bratislava
21 June -- Fly back to Amsterdam

- Jason 
12 June 2006

Little Boy, Nepal

Small Village, Nepal

Above Gorak Shep, Nepal

Thanks for visiting and be sure to get in touch to let me know what you think of the site!

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