My welcome to Africa

In these last four weeks I have been grabbed, pinched, touched, warmly greeted, in two cases slowly stroked, the target of a thrown rock, of countless jeers, comments, hellos, smiles, giggles, frowns and… Continue reading

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

Five crucial life lessons from the Balkans

My time in the balkans really and truly stole my heart, kicked my ass, and made who I am today. I am moving on to new adventures in Africa but I couldn’t let… 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