About the Author

EPSON MFP imageJon Young is an Oregon native, freelance writer, photographer and consultant currently living in Hamburg, Germany. Lover of whiskey and the written word, he can usually be found in drinking establishments reading a book and having melancholy thoughts on the future of the race.

His work has been featured in New York Magazine, PRØHBTD and the Matador Network.

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For questions, queries or collaboration he can be reached at jwyoung7@gmail.com.

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80 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. I like your posts! Sharing a story about travelling from the inside, with thoughts and reflections in a very accessible way!

  2. j.young says:

    Thank you! Glad you like it. Love Seoul by the way, I have some great friends there.

  3. Sharon says:

    Good blog title and great motto. I just got back from living abroad. I vouch for it.

  4. C.P. says:

    Fantastic blog! I love your concise writing style, insight, and love for travel. I write a travel blog as well, if you would like to check it out!

    http://travellifecrisis.wordpress.com

    I look forward to seeing more of your posts!

  5. Holly says:

    Just reading your about page has got me all excited for travel! Thank god I’m away soon as I need to scratch the travel itch!
    As for the tea, coffee, alcohol quote – brilliant!

  6. I like the quiet contemplation here …

  7. fiona says:

    thats cool, i’ve a chinese father too 😉
    i love tea and alcohol. but i’ve some problems with my stomach. doctor told me last week that i will probably be fobidden for alcohol for 1 year. shit, anyway i will try some 2 months later, loool.
    very wonderful blog! looking forward to…

  8. fionaqiqi says:

    hah, it’s not the worst, but damn takes long time. i hate it.

  9. Hi, I am really enjoying your perspective. Wonderful Blog

  10. Very awesome site man!

  11. kbro7 says:

    ..WOW!
    I am completely in awe of your prowess as a photography! In addition, your rhythmic flow has an enticing edge. Fantastic blog! Any tips for a beginner in both realms?
    Cheers!

    • j.young says:

      Thank you! I’m still working on both, but just consistent practice and following the work of those I admire are pretty much my only words of advice. Do what you are passionate about!

  12. Project44 says:

    Will check it out more often ! keep up

  13. I love your blog, and wanted to drop by to let you know I’ve included you in a list of blogs I wanted to share with others via blog tag awards. You’ve got a great concept for your blog and I love the writing and pictures! See more here: http://eastbaywriter.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/gratitude/

  14. Kate says:

    Awesome blog! I love it, the photos, your writing, everything. I am now a firm ‘follower’!

  15. Millie Ho says:

    Your blog makes me excited to go travelling right after graduation! Keep it up. 🙂

    • Bottlecaps & Broken Bits says:

      Hey! I’m glad, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to reading what you have to say about your experiences, you’re a great writer.

  16. I’ve been digging your blog, thanks for putting this out there and please keep it up!

  17. Bon Steele says:

    I most certainly hope that you don’t mind but I have awarded you the Liebster Blog nomination.
    I wanted you to know that I look forward to reading your blog and I wanted other people to see your words, too.

    http://bonsteele.com/2011/11/25/you-know-im-not-a-saint/

  18. Lovely photographs, lovely words to add depth to them….or is it the other way around. Regarding your About, I laughed at the “competitive fear of not getting enough” bit. My sister and I were just reminiscing the other day about that part of growing up with siblings and hoarding food. I have two children of my own now, and I’m sure I’m not far from the days of setting aside a portion of my favorites again. Children are voratious eaters, aren’t they?
    Thanks for coming by my blog. I enjoyed checking yours out.

    • Bottlecaps & Broken Bits says:

      Awe, thanks for stopping by! It’s strange because I used to be the pickiest eater as a kid, now I eat everything. Strange how that works. Take care!

  19. Franco says:

    Really great blog. Keep it up.

  20. Another fan here. All subscribed and will be reading along. We have much in common in terms of the types of blogs we love to write. 😉

  21. Mach says:

    I’ve added you up in the blogroll, I have to, because it’s way too cool to not add it. Hope you don’t mind. 🙂

  22. Great title! Loving your world. 🙂

  23. Julie Catherine says:

    Hello, James suggested we check out your blog, so here I am, and liking what I see – so am following you now. Wishing you and James a safe and exciting trip! ~ Julie 🙂

    • J. William Young says:

      Hi Julie, thanks for checking it out! James does great work, I’m excited to see what kind of photos/videos we’ll get out of this trip.

  24. Your photos are simply stunning!!!! They make me wonder about the beauty of the world. Thank you.

  25. james369 says:

    I think your blog is great and I’d like to nominate you for the “Versatile Blogger Award”. I you’d like to accept, you can read the instructions here… I’m looking forward to reading more.
    http://momentumofjoy.com/2012/03/28/versatile-blogger-award-i-love-the-rain/

  26. paintlater says:

    What a beautiful, beautiful blog. Safe travels and cold beers. Cheers Sue

    • J. William Young says:

      Thank you very much! I’m going to have to steal “Safe travels and cold beers” from you, that’s a good one. Cheers

      • paintlater says:

        No probs. There’s nothing better than cold beer and camping. Unfortunately it always seems to come with warm milk but beer is always priority in the esky on our trips!

  27. I love your blog 🙂 Travel is so important; I agree with you completely.

  28. […] J. Young : https://bottlecapsandbrokenbits.wordpress.com […]

  29. Hello J.Young,
    Congratulations!! I have Nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!!
    http://asthafrozenviv.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/versatile-blogger-award-_/
    I am so glad to have you nominated for this ^_^

    *Cheers*

    -Astha

  30. james369 says:

    I love your blog… I’ve nominated you for a blog award!
    http://thewayhome.me/2012/06/13/one-lovely-blog-award/

  31. Genie says:

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you choose to accept the rules are posted on my blog: http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/one-lovely-blog-award-4. If you choose not to accept, just know that I enjoy your blog.

  32. Fiona.q says:

    lool, your new introduction sounds fun. and.. why do you use “he” instead of “i”?

  33. Tisha says:

    That’s a great motto!

  34. Lovely blog! Travel is the most beautiful and important thing.

  35. Mecoh Bain says:

    Hey,
    Enjoyed reading your blog! I am currently doing a semester abroad in Ecuador, love the travel bits!
    Thanks for sharing!

  36. Elena says:

    that picture says it all : )

    i’m sure we’ll meet on the road.. somewhere in Africa perhaps.. ; )

    let there always be a road..

    el

  37. Fiona.q says:

    hey long time no see. everything is ok with you or?

  38. jinnyhan says:

    Simple words but yet so expressive! Your posts captured my attention right away. I hope you update often, I’m always in need of constant inspiration 🙂

  39. Talia G. says:

    Hi Jon,

    My name is Talia and I am on the design team for 1859 Oregon’s Magazine. We are a lifestyle magazine covering the entire state of Oregon—from travel to food to Oregon history. For our upcoming article on backpacking, I came across your amazing Bull of the Woods photos on this blog.

    Wondering if you happen to have the photos in the post (and more) in high-res? If yes, please contact me asap at talia@1859magazine.com. We are interested in having them in next issue and going to print very soon! Thank you, and hope to hear from ya.

    • J. William Young says:

      Hi Talia, thank you for your interest! I’d love to be in 1859 Oregon’s Magazine if you still need any photos. My email is jwyoung7@gmail.com, hope to hear from you soon!

      Best,
      Jon

  40. Hi Jon, Hope this email finds you well.

    My name is Marvin and I am a photo editor at NY Magazine. I am writing because we are very interested in publishing an image of yours of the Hoang Kiem Lake and wondering if you might shoot me an email at marvin.orellana@nymag.com

    Regards,
    Marvin

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