Surviving the Camino del Norte: 800+kms of crazy pilgrims, sublime beauty and failed attempts at enlightenment

Whether you are looking for enlightenment, just like slow travel or interested in an intensive way to lose a few kilos while gorging on cheap vino tinto and delicious jamon, the Camino de… Continue reading

FAQ’s: The whats/hows/whys/whatthef**ks?! of sailing across the Atlantic

When you tell people you are crossing the Atlantic Ocean on 12.8m (42ft) sailboat from the Canary Islands to the Panama Canal people naturally ask bewildered looking questions, use expletives, state their concerns… Continue reading

Chasing my dreams across the Atlantic Ocean in a 12.8m long sailboat

What do you call stomach butterflies that are so large that you start to feel severely nauseous? I can’t come up with a satisfying answer but that is the state I am in… Continue reading

Five ways El Pais Vasco is better than the rest of Europe (and probably the world too…)

I think I have found my favorite region in the entire world. You may say whoa hold on a minute here, for a travel writer this is a bold statement! There are always… Continue reading

Visiting the greek gods on their home turf

I never expected to find myself staring up at Mt. Olympus, the mythological home of Zeus and the other Olympian gods, thinking yeah today is the day I am going to insert “climb… Continue reading

What do greek anarchists do on sunday? Answers to that and other questions found here.

When you hear from multiple people how terrible a city is that you plan to go to how do you react? If you are a swashbuckler after my own heart it probably makes… Continue reading

Photo snapshots of life in Albania’s wild capital

Throughout my time living in Albania I kept a folder on my computer for pictures I tended to take during normal day to day of life in Tirana but really had no idea… Continue reading

Saving the best part of Albania for last

I had been looking forward to seeing the region and town of Permet for a long time. So many people I spoke with described it as their favorite place in Albania and I… Continue reading

3 Remarkable things I learned in Kosovo

My first mind blowing experience in Kosovo happened almost immediately when my feet touched the ground getting out of the bus in Kosovo – what an introduction to a country! Having emerged from the… Continue reading

A beautiful day trip from Tirana? It depends.

Albania is the only place I have travelled where I have been asked by locals not to take pictures of the bad things and only highlight the good – it is like everyone… Continue reading