Crazi Culture

Celebrate Your Life – See the World

Pearling around Tahiti

by J “Kat” Loren : : We met in a Pearl Grading class at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA. He, a young, blond, quintessential California surfer with … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Italian Vintner’s Son

I am a lightweight. I get drunk on things easily – like the laughter and warmth of my fellow travelers on the bus during a wine tour of Taurasi Vineyards in Southern Italy, high above and beyond the bay of Napoli.

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Road Shrinks and Monkeys in New York

Sometimes, when journeys intersect, we have the opportunity to touch a child’s heart and free his mind.

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sailing in the Cannibal Islands

by J “Kat” Loren : : Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island in the Vanuatu Archipelago (Somewhere south of Papua New Guinea & far off the coast of Queensland, AU)   We … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where Seals Learn to Swim

Destination Swims: Catalina Island, CA  _____________________________________________________________________________ By J Kat” Loren ::   Sometimes when adults sank themselves into the ritual stupor of cold gin under the hot afternoon sun in … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

No Suit, No Problem

Destination Swim: The Blue Grotto, Island of Capri, off Naples, Italy ________________________________________________________________________________ by J “Kat” Loren : : It was too early for tourists. The only person I saw was … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Last Fjord

By J. “Kat” Loren :: ___________________ Millions of people cruise every year. For some, it is a first cruise. For others, they sense upon embarkation, that it will be their last.  … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment