For the August 2017 issue of Condé Nast Traveler I wrote about an epic sailing adventure through Eastern Indonesia that culminated in a reunion with my stepbrother Alex:

The heat in southern Indonesia is unyielding, even in April. It hangs on you, becomes a permanent state. The nights, however, are soft and sweet, and it’s on such an evening that I’m standing on a pristine beach at Pulau Muang, in Komodo National Park watching what feels like the world’s most remote soccer match.

Read the full article here. 

Condé Nast Traveler, “Drift Back”, August 2017
Client: Condé Nast Traveler


Photo credit: Ben Stockley

Sean Hotchkiss is a writer living in Los Angeles, California.

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