Out of the frying pan and into Mexico.

What a week month year it’s been! An avalanche of a year, in fact, with one amazing experience quickly leading to another, and then another, and so on. To the point where I’m currently writing this from a beach house in Mexico, waiting on a GoPro to be done taking a time lapse by the infinity pool.

More on that shortly.

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to participate in the 2-year anniversary party for Desert Hearts. I’ve been working with these guys from San Diego since the beginning of the summer with the hopes of getting to film their epic 72-hour desert music and art festival. And that went down.

Thanks to the crew for making the experience so enjoyable, though it was easily the most stressful video shoot I’ve ever been a part of. But that’s how you get better! Thanks to GD’s own Wes Kasik for showing up all the way from Columbus, Ohio to help me manage data and setup GoPros. The video (which will be coming in December) would not be possible without your help brotha.

The festival, which started on Friday and wrapped up on Monday afternoon, was a raucous dust bowl of love, banging tunes and lasting memories. Sure I viewed the majority of the party from behind my DSLR viewfinder, but I still enjoyed every single hair-greying minute of the experience. Can’t wait until the spring episode, boys!

And now, I’m in Mexico. After Desert Hearts wrapped up, I spent the week mostly sick with Desert Lungs and also partly moving out of my Los Angeles apartment. No, I wasn’t moving into a new place, unless the backseat of my car can be considered “a new place”. Between Wednesday and Friday, I spent a majority of my time leaving my apartment and preparing myself for a 2-week adventure to Mexico with a couple new friends, Bree and Gina.

bree and gina

The purpose of the trip: to film a documentary of their travels starting in Puerto Vallarta and ending on the country’s eastern border. In addition to covering a handful of house/techno shows played by Gina, spiritual leaders, yogis, friends and artists would be met with along the way, making for a truly unique experience and ultimately, an inspirational documentary.

We landed in Puerto Vallarta yesterday and made our way via bus to the very small yet poppin’ town of Sayulita. Definitely a touristy/beachy/”surfy” (there are no waves) town, Sayulita is a great start to our adventure. Not only are we maxing and relaxing with a crew of new-to-me friends, but we’re also staying in one of the coolest beach houses I’ve ever seen. A plus, to be sure.

Welp, time lapse is done. See you at the Tequila Bar.

Sayulita tequila bar

Author: Eric White

Eric graduated Ohio University in 2012 with a degree in Advertising and immediately went out to San Diego, California to start not using his degree. At the start of 2013, Eric quit his job, let his lease run out and started backpacking North America. Eric has worked with Amtrak, Crowdtap, HootSuite and others, and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA... when not on the road.

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