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

The 7th Continent

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Views [139]

With two island landings under our belt already, I think we were all ready for a landing on the continent of Antarctica. The weather wasn’t all that great yesterday, and we were slated for an early start today. Somehow I woke up at 4:45 AM and ... Read more >


Photos: Portal Point

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Mikkelsen Harbour

ANTARCTICA | Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Halfmoon Island

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: King George Island

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Closing in on the Ice

ANTARCTICA | Monday, 27 Nov 2017 | Views [66]

The “Drake 'Monsta' Shake” continued its fury this morning, as I woke up from continuously broken sleep due to hard pounding of the waves. All outside decks were still closed as we walked to Deck 2 for breakfast this morning. Breakfast is ... Read more >


Drake "Monsta" Shake

ANTARCTICA | Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Views [86]

As I awoke from my broken sleep this morning, it wasn’t either the “Drake Lake” or the “Drake Shake” it was the “Drake 'Monsta' Shake” (sounds like a cocktail made from an energy drink). The motion was so bad ... Read more >


Photos: Drake Passage

ANTARCTICA | Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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The Ship Sets Sail

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 25 Nov 2017 | Views [78]

Today is the big day! I’m officially bound for Antarctica. Arriving aboard the MV Sea Spirit, we were greeted with the likes of pastries and crème puffs by absolutely professional staff. I could tell this is going to be a great journey from ... Read more >


Photos: Beagle Channel

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 25 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery

Antarctica-bound aboard the MV Sea Spirit
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My Dream being Stolen?

ARGENTINA | Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Views [260]

Antarctica is so close! I’ve always had a great dream, and that’s to reach all seven continents unassisted, either with money or with personal assistance, and be (perhaps) the first person on the autism spectrum to travel unassisted to the ... Read more >


Photos: Ushuaia

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Unexpected Extra Day

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Saturday, 11 Nov 2017 | Views [122]

When I return to Chile, I have so much online stuff to catch up on! As Mark returned from work last night he warned me “you’re gonna have an extra day here,” saying there’s a 70% chance my flight will be postponed until Sunday ... Read more >


FIGAS

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Wednesday, 8 Nov 2017 | Views [120]

Shiralee told me yesterday that, if I’ve never flown on a Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) plane, I’m in for a treat. This morning I woke up rather late after a terrible dream, and when I noticed how gloomy and dull it was, ... Read more >


Penguins & a Falkland Feast

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017 | Views [124]

As my first time staying in the home of a Falkland Islander, I'd learn a bit today about how things operate in camp. A doctor makes a run in a plane every six weeks to camp settlements, and residents convene at a designated home. Those living in Fox ... Read more >


Fox Bay

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Monday, 6 Nov 2017 | Views [45]

It was sunny and beautiful without much (by Falkland standards) wind today: a perfect day for walking, photography, and drone flying. If there's one place in the world that you truly need transport, it's West Falkland. Yesterday I told Critta that I ... Read more >


East to West

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Friday, 3 Nov 2017 | Views [35]

Another gorgeous day I had in the Falklands yesterday. The weather has been brilliant for the past few days. I got to watch Keith and his farmhands move 13,000 sheep, more than six times the Falklands' human population, into the shearing shed. I remarked ... Read more >


Photos: West Falkland

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Thursday, 2 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Mt. Usborne

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 | Views [42]

The highest point in the Falklands is what I'd climb today, partially in search of a geocache and partially for the novelty of scaling the highest point in a country. Though by no means Mt. Fuji, Mt. Usborne is no walk in the park. Derek, one of Keith's ... Read more >


Photos: East Falkland

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Goose Green

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 | Views [41]

Yesterday in Stanley the weather was sunny and gorgeous! I walked round in shorts and a T-shirt for most of the day and I flew Juliett, my drone, in the Falklands for the first time. After two nights in Stanley, it was time to make a run for "camp," ... Read more >


Gypsy Cove

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Views [57]

More than five species of penguins can be found in the Falkland Islands. In the middle of Stanley isn’t the best place to see them but there’s a place nearby and I’ll get to that later. Last night I was so exhausted I slept in until ... Read more >


Falklands Cold Blast

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Saturday, 28 Oct 2017 | Views [51]

Yet another destination of my dreams I’d check off my list today, and that is the Falkland Islands. At about the age of 6, I pointed out the Falklands to my mother and she said “you know, there was a war fought there once, and there are more ... Read more >


Photos: Stanley

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Saturday, 28 Oct 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Faro San Isidro

CHILE | Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 | Views [30]

A geocache would inspire me to go on a lengthy walk today, to the furthest south I've travelled thus far. Faro San Isidro was on my radar today. My sleeping patterns have been terribly out of alignment due to all the travel I've been doing, and Cristian ... Read more >


Photos: Punta Arenas

CHILE | Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017 | Photo Gallery


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A Long and Thin Strip of Letters

CHILE | Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Views [86]

It's perhaps the most poetic way to describe Chile. The title is inspired by the name of a puzzle geocache I've been working on, though still haven't solved. It feels great to finally be here, as I've now travelled to 39 countries! First I'll describe ... Read more >


Photos: Santiago

CHILE | Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Dynamo Hut Track

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Oct 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Dynamo Hut

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Oct 2017 | Views [160]

In just a few days I'm leaving for LA and in less than two weeks I'll be in Chile! My annual winter Queenstown sojourn is winding down, and I wanted to do one more spectacular thing before leaving for my next big adventure. Earlier in the season I was ... Read more >


Photos: Barossa Valley

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Barossa Valley

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Views [124]

World-famous for its varietals, the Barossa is a region I've always dreamed of visiting. Today we'd go for a lovely drive out that way with Anikka, Mel, Chrystal, her friend Louise, and Daisy the dog. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Adelaide, ... Read more >


Lovely Day with Her

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | Views [116]

Anikka and I had yet to do anything by ourselves before today. The weather was absolutely gorgeous today, and she suggested we take the bus into the city and go to the South Australian Museum. I was keen to visit the Royal Geographic Society of South ... Read more >


Magic of Anikka: Birthday Edition

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Views [97]

With all the stories I write, I feel like I'm running out of titles. This morning I woke up to a very sweet birthday text from Anikka. I'll admit these past couple of days have been very emotional. Love is extremely powerful, and when you're not loved ... Read more >


Adelaide 3-3

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 18 Sep 2017 | Views [94]

Every year for my birthday I aim to be someplace special or with someone special, and this year in particular I had a very difficult time deciding where I'd like to spend my 33rd birtday. Weeks ago I narrowed my choices down to Niue or Norfolk Island.... Read more >


A Drone named Juliette

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 | Views [217]

New Zealand is the perfect country for drone photography! Most of Queenstown is regarded as restricted airspace and it's difficult to pinpoint whether drones are allowed or not, or if there's a grey area. As a result I've had to fly with caution. ... Read more >


My Latest Photographic Medium

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | Views [191] | Comments [2]

This past week has been extremely difficult for me. In addition to dealing with a bad cold, my mother has been in hospital with liver failure. The other day I barely left my flat at all: probably the first time I've spent an entire day in Queenstown ... Read more >


Aotearoa, Sweet Home

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Views [215]

For the past few weeks I've been in Queenstown again...a place I absolutely love with the Remarkables, abundant snow, and gorgeous lakefront. After visiting my family and feeling rejuvinated in Pennsylvania by staying at the home of good ol' mum, I was ... Read more >


Photos: Philadelphia

USA | Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Grilly Philly

USA | Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Views [185]

Over the weekend, I'd visit my sister in a city that's famous for cream cheese and being the birthplace of the USA. Philadelphia, that is. My third sister, Ashley works at a law firm and lives with her boyfriend, Juan, who is from Colombia. Before our ... Read more >


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