Existing Member?

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

Photos: Dynamo Hut Track

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 9 Oct 2017 | Photo Gallery

See all 29 photos >>

Photos: Barossa Valley

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Photo Gallery

See all 21 photos >>

Barossa Valley

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Views [38]

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 [36]

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 [32]

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 [34]

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 [142]

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 [125] | 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 [148]

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

See all 34 photos >>

Grilly Philly

USA | Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 | Views [123]

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 >

Photos: Vermont

USA | Sunday, 4 Jun 2017 | Photo Gallery

See all 7 photos >>

Maple Syrup & Quaker Oats

USA | Sunday, 4 Jun 2017 | Views [85]

I'm gonna regret not trying poutine (fries topped with gravy and cheese) in Quebec! Looks like I'll have to journey north again. As I hitchhiked through the gorgeous Quebec countryside, it took several lifts to finally reach the US border. A local took ... Read more >


CANADA | Saturday, 3 Jun 2017 | Views [136]

For the third time in as many months and places I shall say "bonjour." As a destination unplanned, I was in for a surreal shock. Last night I arrived at Auberge Saint-Paul late, depleted, and exhausted with a bottle of wine ready. Only then was I told ... Read more >

Photos: Montréal

CANADA | Saturday, 3 Jun 2017 | Photo Gallery

French Canadian Flair!
See all 66 photos >>

A Canadian Hitchhiking Journey

CANADA | Friday, 2 Jun 2017 | Views [80]

A young lady I met in St. John's hitchiked there from Vancouver, and she said hitchhiking in Canada is a breeze. After the other day I can say it hasn't been easy to start, but sometimes journeys aren't meant to be easy. From the ferry port in Fortune ... Read more >

Photos: Trans-Canada Highway

CANADA | Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | Photo Gallery

Newfoundland to Montreal on my hitchhiking journey!
See all 24 photos >>

L'Île-aux-Marins & a Zodiac

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON | Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Views [243]

A full plate was on my agenda today as I planned on walking to Pointe Henry, going to L'Île-aux-Marins, and then going on a Zodiac tour that Francois invited me on last night. Tonight I was determined to cook again. I wanted to be French and have ... Read more >

Je t'aime Saint-Pierre

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON | Monday, 29 May 2017 | Views [157]

That is "I love you" in French, which is how I feel about Saint-Pierre in the short time I've been here. Was I exhausted last night or what? I slept in until 11 AM this morning, but it's not all that bad because Saint-Pierre has very long daylight hours ... Read more >

Photos: Saint-Pierre

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON | Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Photo Gallery

See all 195 photos >>

New France

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON | Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Views [218] | Comments [1]

Today I woke up extra early to set out for Saint-Pierre & Miquelon. It's the last bastion of New France. Chris Farrell would have to work some incredible travel magic again as I nearly didn't make it here at all today. With the ferry setting sail ... Read more >

Town of Crayola Colours

CANADA | Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Views [181]

Love! Love! Love! Love! Love! Colour, colour, and more colour. St. John's is where I said I'd go in Canada if I could only pick one place. Here I am...in living colour. Flying into Canada yesterday, immigration was painless and I met a really awesome ... Read more >

Photos: St. John's

CANADA | Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Photo Gallery

Sooooo colourful!
See all 108 photos >>

My Family

USA | Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Views [184]

As often as I travel, one may assume I don't have any family. My friends across Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere, as dear as they are, have never met any of my family. For the first time in 15 years, all six of us would convene for Mother's Day.... Read more >


USA | Friday, 12 May 2017 | Views [133]

After many years, I'm back in a town I lived in as a young boy: Easton, Pennsylvania. Easton is rather nondescript although it's one of the oldest towns in the US. Home to maybe 25,000 people, the most iconic landmarks are the Dixie Cup and the Crayola ... Read more >

Photos: Easton & Bethlehem

USA | Friday, 5 May 2017 | Photo Gallery

My hometown
See all 26 photos >>

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Views [152]

Today I'd partake in another event that I've always wanted to do whilst in Melbourne, and that's the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Weeks ago I told Jo that it's "one of those things I'd much rather have a date to, rather than being alone." I got my wish, ... Read more >

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 | Views [162]

What a great prize I had in store for me today, no pun intended. For the past two years I've heard the sounds of the fighter jets and some of the world's fastest cars, and last month I said to myself "I'm going to the Grand Prix this year." When ... Read more >


NEW CALEDONIA | Saturday, 4 Mar 2017 | Views [110]

Next time I plan a camping trip, I'd better invest in a blow-up pillow. Now my neck hurts as it's not very comfortable using balled-up clothes and a towel as a pillow. New Caledonians take their camping seriously and I should have brought along all ... Read more >

Coucher de Soleil

NEW CALEDONIA | Friday, 3 Mar 2017 | Views [151]

Three days I've been here and I'd still yet to nail a good photo. Last night when I had a rest I was drowning in my own sweat, though it cooled to a point where sleeping was bearable. Only one other camper stayed at the campground last night. I sense ... Read more >

Photos: Central Grande Terre

NEW CALEDONIA | Thursday, 2 Mar 2017 | Photo Gallery

See all 89 photos >>

New Caledonia, s'il vous plait!

NEW CALEDONIA | Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017 | Views [173]

Oui! Officially I'm in New Caledonia. It's the first French country or territory I've ever visited, believe it or not. Why didn't I brush up on some French? It's the language of love after all. Aircalin is a rather flash airline for such a small locale.... Read more >

Photos: Nouméa

NEW CALEDONIA | Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 | Photo Gallery

See all 62 photos >>

Photos: Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Photo Gallery

Anikka Double-K
See all 70 photos >>

Anikka Double-K

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Views [410]

Two years ago, I was at a rather dull moment in my journeys. Dealing with a bad case of heat rash, less than $100 to my name, hitchhiking the spine of Australia without my camera, and overall fatigue I found myself in Adelaide and on my way to Melbourne.... Read more >

Tags: anikka, love

Photos: Wairarapa

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 11 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery

See all 14 photos >>

Around the Cradle

SAMOA | Saturday, 3 Dec 2016 | Views [118]

Only three more days left in Samoa! Today I’d do a trip with Fa’amanu and Mark around the “Cradle of the Pacific." After having some difficulty sleeping last night I had a shower, got ready quickly and walked up to the shop. It turned ... Read more >


SAMOA | Monday, 28 Nov 2016 | Views [142]

Only a little more than a week I have left in Samoa. For the past couple of days I’ve been staying with John, Lagi, and family. They have four children: George, Frank, Mona, and Fina. Lagi made her first carrot cake last night; excitedly enough, ... Read more >

Photos: Manono

SAMOA | Monday, 28 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

See all 29 photos >>

Photos: Aunu'u

AMERICAN SAMOA | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

See all 13 photos >>

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Next >

About kiwiaoraki

Follow Me

Where I've been


Photo Galleries


Near Misses

My trip journals

See all my tags