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

Unloading Ship and Emily Bay

NORFOLK ISLAND | Monday, 3 Jun 2019 | Views [32]

More adventures with Juliett took place today. It's my final full day on my latest adventure on "the Rock" as many locals call it. Norfolk is so dependent on the ship that things can be out of stock for weeks at a time. I've never seen the shelves of ... Read more >


Over Crystal Pools

NORFOLK ISLAND | Sunday, 2 Jun 2019 | Views [202]

Norfolk Island has a million beautiful spots, but Crystal Pools is one of my absolute favourites. With Juliett I'd make it out that way today but first it was market today. After a coffee I hitched into town with a girl who recently moved here from King ... Read more >


Above the Bounteous Isle, Juliett Soars...

NORFOLK ISLAND | Thursday, 30 May 2019 | Views [72]

On Norfolk Island, I'm always awake early. The pure air, plentiful sunshine, and wind rustling through the Norfolk pines make it too alluring to sleep in until 11 AM. As I smeared some local avocado onto my toast and sipped my coffee, I kept hoping, ... Read more >


The Duchess of My Travels

NORFOLK ISLAND | Tuesday, 28 May 2019 | Views [103]

A couple of weeks ago, feeling like LeBron or Steph Curry I, from Adelaide, fired a long-distance 3 pointer in the direction of Norfolk Island, hoping for nothing but net. In the week of launching that shot, I had some frustrating waits with my thumb ... Read more >


The Australian Bushman

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Views [57]

Before yesterday, I had my worst stretch of hitchhiking ever! Four days it took me to get from Port Augusta to Broken Hill: a distance of only about 400 km. For the first time in Australia I was thinking I may have to bite the bullet and get a train ... Read more >


Photos: Back of Bourke

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 13 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

Hitchhiking journey from Adelaide to Tiaro
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Anikka Reconciliation

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 11 May 2019 | Views [91]

Anikka! I've written about her many times and I can never write enough about her. After more than a year of no contact, we're friends again. What a lovely visit I had the other day with her, her sister Chrystal, and mother Mel at the "Lagana Canteen" ... Read more >


Champion of the Grampians

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 9 May 2019 | Views [98]

A gloomy day it was today though not so gloomy on the sightseeing front. Upon reading a fantastic article about how you shouldn't write off the rain when you're travelling, I must make it a point to see the positives during those days of precipitation.... Read more >


Photos: Grampians National Park

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 8 May 2019 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Country Victoria

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | Photo Gallery

There's more to Victoria than just Melbourne :)
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The Fate of A349

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | Views [54]

Flight A349 has crashed and there's a lofty task ahead. It's my job to figure out where it crashed and recover the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). The doomed plane would have gone down anywhere in Victoria so it's a very large search area. The black box ... Read more >


A Day in Qatar

QATAR | Monday, 8 Apr 2019 | Views [82]

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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Balinese Money-changers

INDONESIA | Monday, 4 Feb 2019 | Views [66]

Money changers are everywhere in Bali, and seem to dot every corner in Kuta or Legian. Every other business here is, seemingly, either a money changer or a massage joint, each with varying degrees of dubiosity. You don't need a degree in nuclear physics ... Read more >


Pura Lempuyang

INDONESIA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 | Views [76]

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 [84]

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 [133]

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 [244] | 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 [170] | 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 [182]

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 [190] | 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 [166]

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 [150]

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!

NORWAY | Sunday, 2 Dec 2018 | Views [158]

"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 [156]

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 [167]

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 [222]

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 [450] | 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 [83]

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 [246]

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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