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

A Day in Qatar

QATAR | Monday, 8 Apr 2019 | Views [18]

Having finished a 15-hour flight from Melbourne, I’m in the Middle East for the first time. Several years ago, I told my mother I was thinking of a trip to Iran and she responded resoundingly with “NO, stick to the South Pacific!” She ... Read more >

Photos: Doha

QATAR | Monday, 8 Apr 2019 | Photo Gallery

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Pura Lempuyang

INDONESIA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 | Views [40]

Oksana and I went to Batur yesterday, and today we'd do an excursion to Pura Lempuyang and the rice terraces of northeast Bali. First, I'd like to talk about another travel lesson regarding something that (nearly) happened to me yesterday. When I went ... Read more >

On the Back of an Ojek...

INDONESIA | Sunday, 27 Jan 2019 | Views [49]

For the last couple of days I've been a tourist: breakfast at the hotel followed by going to the beach. The monotony broken by a bit by flying Juliett (my drone) and then going to dinner at a touristy restaurant in the evening. This kind of travel is ... Read more >

Bali & Oksana

INDONESIA | Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 | Views [92]

For the third time I'm in Bali. As I've professed before, Bali is one of those places I like but don't love; I enjoy it but it doesn't have my heart the same way as Norfolk Island or New Zealand. I like it for the fact that there's a little bit of everything ... Read more >

Photos: Byron Bay

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 28 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, and...OH 3%@^

NORWAY | Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018 | Views [176] | Comments [2]

For some reason I haven't been sleeping well at all on this journey. Late nights chasing the aurora and limited daylight mean I have to be out there as much as possible. You can't stay inside when the sun rises after 9 AM and sets at 2:30 PM. Yesterday ... Read more >

Tags: close calls, museums, vikings

Photos: Oslo

NORWAY | Monday, 10 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

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An Oslo Stroll

NORWAY | Monday, 10 Dec 2018 | Views [126] | Comments [1]

For much of this trip I was dreading having to spend time in Oslo. The Norwegian capital just doesn't stand out the same way as London, Rome, or Vienna. People travel to France just to go to Paris and to the Netherlands to go to Amsterdam but you'd be ... Read more >

Photos: Tromsø

NORWAY | Sunday, 9 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Abisko

SWEDEN | Friday, 7 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

Northern Lights!
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Dancing Lights!

SWEDEN | Friday, 7 Dec 2018 | Views [136]

Weeks ago I asked the Northern Lights on a date, and she accepted. However, she (the aurora) and the weather have both been, respectively, flaky and annoying. Three nights already I've been in the north of Scandinavia, and for three nights, no date with ... Read more >

Photos: Narvik

NORWAY | Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Feeling Hopeless...

NORWAY | Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 | Views [147] | Comments [1]

When the clouds firmly cover the sky and the weather is foul, you can’t stay in one place when searching for the aurora. Today I made a move from Gibostad, on the island of Senja, to Narvik, 2 1/2 hours south. Two nights gone and two nights of ... Read more >

Hoping for the Aurora

NORWAY | Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 | Views [130]

One night of my five nights in the north of Norway is already in the books. The weather and the clouds haven't let up, and I was so exhausted last night I ended up sleeping in until 3 PM today. It was dark by then, and there isn't much to do when it's ... Read more >

Photos: Senja

NORWAY | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

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The Great Northern Light Chase

NORWAY | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 | Views [123]

After today I'll think twice about flying with Norwegian on a future trip to Norway. Though my flight wasn't until 12:30 PM, I was on the road at 7:30 AM after thanking Nina and Zeljko for their hospitality. Hønefoss is only about a 55-minute ... Read more >


NORWAY | Sunday, 2 Dec 2018 | Views [126]

"Norway in December, you are a brave soul" -Sara Wall, fellow perpetual traveller About two months ago I had a dream: one where I was viewing the Northern Lights. As I woke up I thought "why have I not seen them?" Plenty of times I've thought of going ... Read more >

Photos: Hønefoss

NORWAY | Sunday, 2 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

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A Globetrotter in Harlem

USA | Friday, 30 Nov 2018 | Views [124]

Waking up in East Harlem, commonly called Spanish Harlem, I was ready to tackle my globetrotting spirit again. Walking through Manhattan you see how things change quickly. In Lower Manhattan you'll see guys with tailored suits and girls with designer ... Read more >

Photos: New York

USA | Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Every Country, One City

USA | Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 | Views [130]

Welcome to the city of all cities: New York City. People from all corners of the globe dream of coming here, whether it's for a better opportunity, the pulsating vibe, shopping for a new handbag, to have the bragging rights of being here, or even just ... Read more >

Rakiura Track

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 19 Oct 2018 | Views [176]

Nearly 10 years ago to the day I was first here, I've returned to Stewart Island. 42 countries and seven continents later, it remains one of my favourite places on Earth. It's more difficult to see a kiwi in the wild than it is to see a koala, but it ... Read more >

Photos: Rakiura Track

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018 | Photo Gallery

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NZ Wilderness Misadventure

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018 | Views [405] | Comments [1]

New Zealand is such a gorgeous place, and that's part of why it's my favourite country. I love tramping (hiking, to you folk from the rest of the world) and I've done many fabulous walks both in NZ and elsewhere. My favourite walk in all of NZ is the ... Read more >

Canoe Racing

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Sunday, 23 Sep 2018 | Views [53]

It's my final full day on this lovely and untouched island, and a fun-filled day of being on the water it was. As with other Pacific islands, Sundays are rather quiet with locals going to church. They're colourful as they dress up and wear flowers. She ... Read more >

Half-Wallis Endurance Walk

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018 | Views [199]

Last night, Michel suggested walking around Wallis. With the stifling heat and humidity, Wallis isn't perceived as a walker's paradise. This morning I opted for a test of endurance on the last day of the 33rd year of my life, and that's going around ... Read more >

Photos: Wallis

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Wallis, Oui!

WALLIS AND FUTUNA ISLANDS | Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 | Views [165]

Bonjour! With not much sleep after arriving last night I'm in Wallis & Futuna: one of the world's least-known countries. Coming from NZ with temperatures at or near zero to the tropics where it's 27 C with high humidity makes for a major shock. It's ... Read more >

Photos: Kilkenny

IRELAND | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Cill Chainnigh

IRELAND | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018 | Views [347]

One of my favourite travel quotes is "travel is glamourous only in retrospect" and it sure applies to how I reached Kilkenny ("Cill Channaigh" in Irish) today. I started out from Portaferry yesterday, and Heiko and Susan had to take their dog, Eddie, ... Read more >


UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 3 Jun 2018 | Views [262]

The weather was absolutely gorgeous today; not a cloud in the sky. I had the most difficult time sleeping due to another nuisance of a plant. Pennsylvania has poison ivy, yet Ireland has stinging nettles. During my miserable geocaching run yesterday ... Read more >

Photos: Castlewellan

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 3 Jun 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Ards Peninsula

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 1 Jun 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Howth Head

IRELAND | Thursday, 31 May 2018 | Views [251]

It rhymes with "oath" and "growth." Dara, my CS host, suggested Howth Head after a long walk round Dublin yesterday as well as a good spot for flying Juliett. After a light brekkie and two cups of coffee, I was on the bus toward Howth. As in London and ... Read more >

The Emerald Isle

IRELAND | Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | Views [259]

What you see here is an emerald facade but here I am in the Land of Eire. Upon arriving in the Emerald Isle, I've come home to my motherland. My first photo is that of a door, and little did I know that the doors of Dublin are famous. Whilst ... Read more >

Photos: Dublin

IRELAND | Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

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Fire-Breather of Midas

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 12 May 2018 | Views [239]

Many geocaches I've done where it's a short walk or bike ride, or a simple or challenging puzzle to solve, but never have I done one involving a multi-day trip. The legendary Midas...everything he touched, including his daughter, is said to have turned ... Read more >

Photos: South Coast

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 8 May 2018 | Photo Gallery

On the Quest for the Golden Dragon
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Anzac Day Clash

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Views [264]

It's Anzac Day, and I'd attend another event that a connoisseur of Australia should have on their radar: the Anzac Day Clash. The Essendon Bombers and Collingwood Magpies of the Australian Football League (AFL) play every year on Anzac Day, and is the ... Read more >

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