Many Adventures of a Nomadic Poet A young poet with Asperger's makes travel his passion, and away he goes...

Patagonia Chocolates

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | Views [762]

Fergburger gets all the attention here in Queenstown; travellers are constantly told "you have to try a Fergburger." However, there's another place that's ten times better. Patagonia is where I call in nearly every day for a hot chocolate! They are the ... Read more >


Queenstown Hill Panorama

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | Views [61]

Since I left Norfolk Island two months ago I've been busting my ass and busking my ass off! I can't believe I haven't written anything in over two months! I'm on the cusp of a major journey that shall take me to a special place, a childhood dream, the ... Read more >


Se Yorlye Suun

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 18 May 2014 | Views [371] | Comments [3]

As I packed my stuff early, I was fighting back tears a bit; I knew that getting on the plane and leaving Norfolk would be extremely difficult. Cleaning the suite as much as possible I washed every dish, gave the kitchen a good wipedown and got rid of ... Read more >


On Air

NORFOLK ISLAND | Friday, 16 May 2014 | Views [174]

Today was another action-packed and activity-filled day on Norfolk Island. I was on air today with Norfolk Island Radio to discuss my book, my travels, and Fearless Journey . This morning I was awake early but slowly as I made some tea and ate a couple ... Read more >


Bumboras

NORFOLK ISLAND | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Views [116]

How many places do you know of with only one school, one roundabout, one ATM, and one street light? There aren’t many, and Norfolk is one of the few. This special little island has greatly exceeded my expectations and this has to be one of the ... Read more >


Motivation and cocktails

NORFOLK ISLAND | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Views [206]

Today I got to take two of my talents and use them on the same day (though not at the same time). In fact, I used a multitude of talents. There’s a subtle humming sound whenever I have a shower and the breeze blows gently between the pines. This ... Read more >


Sharing my passion and my story

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Views [106]

What a day! Wutawieh! What a day! Stories and my passion were the story of my day on Norf’k Ailen. There’s a deep reason I’m here; that’s why the airfare was so inexpensive. This morning I was awake early after another bizarre ... Read more >


Cycling & Yoga, Norfolk-style

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Views [113]

Wutawieh you! Awake early this morning I was, after a dream that I got into a large argument with Craig (about the last person to argue with anybody!). After I already made my morning cuppa and smeared some cherry guava jam on some bread, Nicki showed ... Read more >


Photos: Norfolk Island

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Photo Gallery

One street light, one ATM, one roundabout, and one school
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Wutawieh, Norf'k Ailen

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Views [314]

That’s how you say it! And spell it. “Wutawieh” I greeted the customs officials as I stepped into one of the most surreal places I’ve ever set foot upon. My passport was stamped with a special one; even though Norfolk is technically ... Read more >


Ski Town this is NOT!

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 10 May 2014 | Views [344]

Arriving back in West Auckland before my "visa holiday" I'm back in a sense of "normality". I'm not sure if I've ever told you about my friend Erica. We met in Australia back in '07 and I've met up with her a few times on this journey. She lives ... Read more >


Freezing Thumb

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Views [110]

"If I were you I would have left earlier, rather than later, you don't want to get stuck in Twizel at 4 AM" advised Craig. It was pissing down rain all morning and I misinterpreted his text when he said "it's not due to clear up today." He offered me ... Read more >


Photos: Mount Aspiring National Park

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Anzac Day

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | Views [110]

It's time to wear my poppy proudly and make biscuits. Why? It's Anzac Day. 25 April is commemorated each year for soldiers of the Australia & New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) and their service in various wars but most famously for their landing at ... Read more >


Photos: Mount Cook Village

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | Photo Gallery


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A Book Signing

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | Views [157]

As I sat at Patagonia Chocolates, I autographed a copy of My Journey: the World within My World for Anne and Massimo, a lovely couple whom I met in Napier a few weeks ago. Over a fabulous hot chocolate we shared stories as I talked about my book. This ... Read more >


My Book Cover

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | Views [162]

As I slathered a glob of freshly-made pesto onto sourdough bread with my morning cuppa, I had thoughts on my plan for today: return to the Mt. Arthur Lookout. Years ago I went with an Israeli girl and I fell in love with the view (though not as much ... Read more >


Photos: Golden Bay

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Linwood & the Digbys

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | Views [195]

No, the Digbys don't live in Linwood. They live in Tawa, an outer suburb of Wellington. Shannon & Rob Digby along with little Olivia and Isaac are my latest CouchSurfing hosts. They're my fifth hosts in the Wellington area, and I've ended up in the ... Read more >


Waiheke Euphoria

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | Views [171] | Comments [1]

With a deep sense of euphoria, I climbed the stairs on the ferry. On top of the life rafts I stood, arms outstretched, tea bottle in hand, head high, breathing deeply. In my head I was screaming "I'm on top of the world!!!" For several minutes I just ... Read more >


Art Deco, wine, & sunshine

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Views [196]

Napier is the world's Art Deco capital. Welcome! Yesterday I got a lift to CouchSurfer Dave's house, but I'll share more about him later (don't get me wrong though, because he's one of the best guys you could ever meet and CouchSurf with). I got a lift ... Read more >


Photos: Napier

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Photo Gallery

Art deco, wine, and sunshine
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Greatness personified

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | Views [248]

It started with a dream. It was a short dream of me walking onto the farm unexpected. Excitement abound, Nikki gave me the biggest hug and the nicest smile, and she was the happiest to see me. Then it was back to reality. I woke up crying; crying because ... Read more >


Cross-Island Track

COOK ISLANDS | Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | Views [481]

It’s my third day here, second day waking up in paradise. It was 7:22 AM when I awoke yet I was ready to make the most of today! On my agenda was the Cross-island Track. Rarotonga isn’t as big as New Zealand or Ethiopia so there’s no ... Read more >


My First Dive

COOK ISLANDS | Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | Views [262]

Today I went scuba diving for the first time ever! The roosters woke me early but I’m glad they did because I wanted to be up early. Thanks to Natalie and her husband I got to sleep in a private bungalow with a sea view!  Although I was up ... Read more >


Photos: Rarotonga

COOK ISLANDS | Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.

USA | Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | Views [103]

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co. is a fabulous wine bar in the heart of the Whiteaker District. Before tonight I'd never even been to a wine bar but as a warm up to my coming-soon time in Spain I thought I'd sit at the bar, order a bottle, and indulge.... Read more >


Photos: Oregon

USA | Saturday, 18 Jan 2014 | Photo Gallery


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Friends, coffee, and Seahawk Fever!

USA | Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | Views [370]

I'm on a skidaddle; a "Seattle Skidaddle" that is, filled with friends, 12-cent coffee, Seahawk fever, and Ethiopian girls coming at me marvelling at my jersey. Brian and Bree picked me up last night and dropped me at the Green Tortoise Hostel, located ... Read more >


My 29th, Seattle style!

USA | Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | Views [451] | Comments [1]

Today I'm 29, and I'm in Seattle! There aren't many places better where I can celebrate! And there couldn't be a better friend and her family who could make it special! This morning I was up extra early due to Bree having an orientation at the University ... Read more >


Oh Canada, Here I am

CANADA | Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | Views [251]

For days I bugged Brian and Bree for us to take a trip to Victoria. Admittedly, logistics are a bit tough for getting there from Seattle. First you have to get across Puget Sound (either by auto ferry or via bridge in Tacoma) and then drive about two ... Read more >


Photos: Vancouver

CANADA | Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Snoqualmie Falls

USA | Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery


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VIPs at Microsoft

USA | Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | Views [283]

Today I learned an important and powerful travel lesson. It was a mostly chill-out morning with a little drizzle and we sat around the house for awhile. These past few days I've been anxious to go to Victoria as a pre-birthday trip but Brian said we're ... Read more >


Bree-Spirited

USA | Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | Views [330]

Over the course of my travels I've stayed with many lovely people and many lovely families. The other day, Brian and I pulled up to the home of Bree and her family with roses and a bottle of wine in hand. Bree is Brian's friend. Her younger sister is ... Read more >


The Emerald City

USA | Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | Views [315]

Seattle! The city of Starbucks, loads of rain, a great vibe, and even more greenery. The Emerald City is a gorgeous city! The "American Amazon" in the words of a wise traveller. I simply love it here! I was here three years ago and now I'm back. Brian, ... Read more >


Photos: Redwood Forest

USA | Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | Photo Gallery

California's mighty redwoods!
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Photos: Rocky Mountain National Park

USA | Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Rockies in a day

USA | Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | Views [258]

On my seemingly endless travel quest, the only time I'd ever seen the Rocky Mountains was out the 12" by 8" window of an airplane...until today. Jace and I have been having a blast in Fort Collins but today it was Anna's turn to spend time with me. She ... Read more >

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FoCo

USA | Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | Views [378]

Jace was unable to pick me up after flying into Denver, so this provided me with an opportune time to add more distance to my "hitchhiking CV." First I was picked up by a young man from Saudi Arabia who stocked me up with snacks for my journey, and then ... Read more >


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