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

Photos: Montréal

CANADA | Saturday, 3 Jun 2017 | Photo Gallery

French Canadian Flair!
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A Canadian Hitchhiking Journey

CANADA | Friday, 2 Jun 2017 | Views [205]

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!
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L'Île-aux-Marins & a Zodiac

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON | Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | Views [536]

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 [351]

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

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New France

SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON | Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Views [439] | 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 [378]

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!
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My Family

USA | Sunday, 14 May 2017 | Views [383] | Comments [1]

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 [500]

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
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Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 | Views [302]

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 [354]

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 [230]

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 [284]

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

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New Caledonia, s'il vous plait!

NEW CALEDONIA | Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017 | Views [412]

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

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Photos: Adelaide

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Photo Gallery

Anikka Double-K
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Anikka Double-K

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Views [774]

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

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Around the Cradle

SAMOA | Saturday, 3 Dec 2016 | Views [275]

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 [299]

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

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Photos: Aunu'u

AMERICAN SAMOA | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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Blunts Point Bluntness

AMERICAN SAMOA | Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 | Views [348]

Blunt's Point sounds like the tip of a ciggy. I've been in American Samoa for five days now and I love doing something that is foreign to most American Samoans: walking, hiking, and exercising. Indeed there are some really big people here. Rory dropped ... Read more >

Photos: Tutuila

AMERICAN SAMOA | Thursday, 17 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

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One Samoa to the Other

AMERICAN SAMOA | Thursday, 17 Nov 2016 | Views [282]

My island-hopping spree continues and this morning I reached American Samoa. A boat ride from hell is the best way to describe the experience getting here. Last week someone on the Tokelau boat said I was lucky to be on the MV Mataliki and not the MV ... Read more >

Effort Worth It!

TOKELAU | Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 | Views [299]

The day I arrived I asked myself if all the effort I put forth to get to Tokelau was worth it. After the 48-hour journey to get here and four days of being here, now I feel the effort was absolutely, resoundingly worth it! Ross and Katie have been gracious ... Read more >

Tokelau Bits

TOKELAU | Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016 | Views [373]

With three full days to explore Tokelau, my best bet is to be up early each day and get out there. There wouldn’t be much going on today since there was a funeral. The school, transport office, shop, and everywhere else for that matter are closed ... Read more >


TOKELAU | Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016 | Views [410]

As I awoke early this morning, this was my opportunity to have a decent amount of time on one of Tokelau’s three atolls. With permission to land on Atafu I thought I’d seize the opportunity to try and stay for two or three nights on the island ... Read more >

Tokelau, at Last!

TOKELAU | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Views [435] | Comments [1]

A few days ago I was told, the day after the Cubs wrapped up the World Series, that the Tokelau boat for Sunday was full. My heart sank as Joe told me the news. He asked me “how badly do you want to go to Tokelau?” and I said “very ... Read more >

Photos: Tokelau

TOKELAU | Monday, 7 Nov 2016 | Photo Gallery

One of the remotest places on Earth
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An Epic World Series

SAMOA | Thursday, 3 Nov 2016 | Views [235]

As I continue to create my own world series, I had my eyes on the World Series. I’ve never been a fervent baseball fan and I find it rather painful to sit through nine innings of a baseball game, either live or on TV. The Chicago Cubs remind me ... Read more >

Matavanu Crater

SAMOA | Thursday, 27 Oct 2016 | Views [272]

The coast of Savai’i has its population sprinkled in small villages along the coast. Savai’i’s interior, however, is a vast, wild, and untamed wilderness akin to Southwest Tasmania or New Zealand’s Fiordland. In a lucky break ... Read more >

My Samoa-fied Recipes

SAMOA | Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016 | Views [211]

Tausala and her family have treated me extremely well, not even allowing me to help with cooking or wash dishes. After staying with them there’s no saying that Samoans aren’t hospitable because I’m a “gift of God” to them, ... Read more >


SAMOA | Saturday, 22 Oct 2016 | Views [230]

My plan for this trip went something like this: use ‘Upolu as a base and go to, in order by priority and degree of difficulty from hardest to easiest: Tokelau, American Samoa, and Savai’i. With Tokelau scratched until at least next week I ... Read more >

Photos: Savai'i

SAMOA | Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 | Photo Gallery

The Cradle of the South Pacific
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Tokelau Tomorrow?

SAMOA | Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 | Views [317]

The boat to Tokelau leaves tomorrow. Will I be on it? Robert told me to text him and he’d call the office this afternoon. In a fit of frustration I said that I’d never touch Samoan vodka again! For only the second time in my life I got sick ... Read more >

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