©2019 by Van Lefan 

June 13, 2019

As some of you may know from my Instagram and Facebook that I recently went on tour with the band Buckman Coe in my home country of Taiwan. After the tour was over and the rest of the band went their separate ways, I stayed an extra week to explore Taipei on my own and hang out with new friends I met on this trip. 

On my last day in the city, I spent the day at a place called 草御殿 Ivy Palace located in the area of Dihua Street  (in the Dadaocheng area of Datong District, which is famous for it's dried Chinese medicine and herbal sh...

April 30, 2019


I know I haven't posted on here in a long time, so much has happened.

In February I traveled to Nicaragua, started to learn how to surf and then spent the last two weeks at the 

Digital Nomad Circus artists Residency with the Momentom Collective (I will write a whole separate blog post about my experience there, but in the mean time if you want to check out their other residencies around the world visit their website. The residency took place at  the gorgeous Aqua Nicaragua Resort, where we all each had our own private t...

December 9, 2018

In my Solo Roadtrip Part 1 Vlog I mentioned visiting the Dragonfire Art Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon. They had an exhibit on called "Imagine" where over 40 artists created pieces inspired by the song Imagine by John Lennon. Amongst the amazing pieces was this guitar made by Sony Felberg from ChickiBoom who builds cigar box guitars, and I immediately fell in love.

Thankfully the wonderful ladies working at the gallery let me play it for the afternoon, and I got to make some beautiful connections with people there while sharing my m...

July 28, 2018

Went on a magical camping trip near Nanaimo, BC and spent the day playing music and frolicking at the Bonnell Creek Falls

Here's a video of me playing one of my favorite songs from my childhood - Always With Me from the soundtrack of the movie Spirited Away by Studio Ghibli. If you're not familiar with these movies from Hayao Miyazaki, you're seriously in for a treat!!

Moment captured and edited by my adventure buddy Matthew Yeomans, check out more of his work at: 



January 12, 2018

The Lesson

I asked the eagle for advice today
About how to spread my wings and fly away
And throw all caution to the wind
take a leap of faith and jump right in

I heard a mother whisper to her babe
the first steps are the hardest ones to take
It's okay, if you shake
Get up and try again, you'll find the strength

Be mindful, be brave, don't be afraid of change
you'll find the reason for your pain in time
be grateful, be great, don't forget to play
go and find what makes you feel alive
and do it for it for the rest of your life

I stil...

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