Articles written by: Simon Yin

It’s December! Where did the time go?

It’s December! Where did the time go?

I toyed with the idea of doing a year end recap with some of my favorite moments,  but then I thought, that’s boring, everyone does that! So instead, I am here to talk to you about my favourite ways to ‘take the edge off’. Yes, boys and girls, these are [...]

I Give Thanks

I Give Thanks

Happy (USA) Thanksgiving everyone!  This month’s blog is all about thankfulness.  But before I can go there, I must go back. On the first day of my shoot for Hidden Cities Extreme, the director took me to the side and said, “Simon, if there is any advice that I can give [...]

Simon Yin: Becoming Someone Else for All Hallow’s Eve

Simon Yin: Becoming Someone Else for All Hallow’s Eve

In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve, I shall write a blog on becoming someone else, embodying the spirit of another soul, and delving deep into your spirits as you spit out an alien being from your belly that spawned from the depths of hell. I’m talking of course about [...]

Simon Yin’s Reasons to Travel to Japan

Simon Yin’s Reasons to Travel to Japan

People always ask me what my favorite destination is…and that is always a hard one for me to answer. Each country has so much to offer in so many different ways, but one of the most unique for me is always Japan. There’s always so much to explore in Tokyo, [...]

Social Media: I Wish I Could Quit You

Social Media: I Wish I Could Quit You

    Palm trees rustle in the light breeze.  The sun crests the mountain tops as the first glimmer of light reflects against the crystal clear waters.  A flock of pink flamingoes bath in the pond underneath a 20ft. waterfall.  Monkey mothers bath their young monkey babies.  Two hippopotame dip [...]

Simon Yin: Travelling for Work vs Play

Simon Yin: Travelling for Work vs Play

Random people on the street are always commenting on how lucky I am to be able to travel around the world for my job.  My response:  “Heck yea!”  But behind the scenes, it’s also really hard work. So what’s it like to really get paid to travel?   PROS: – [...]