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New Video: Boat Tour

Flash forward to today (my last story of the Florida Keys is from January 2011) and I'm on a sail boat in Southern California. How I w…

The Boat Search In The Florida Keys With Bridget

Molly gave us hugs and drove off, leaving us with our thumbs for a mission to the Keys from this gas station in West Palm Beach. The idea …

Florida's Party House, Manatee And Climbing Trees

We arrived in Orlando amidst confusion, the bus driver was new, choosing to drop us off downtown rather than some other spot in the city t…

NYC To Florida Using Free And Sneaky Buses

Bridget and I managed to put together bus tickets from New York to Florida for only a few dollars through Mega Bus that was doing holiday …

Christmas And New Years With Bridget In The Northeast

After the amazing ride from James while hitchhiking from the west coast, Bridget and I were now in the northeast for the holidays. The day…

Amazing James Makes Cross Country Hitchhike Easy

We woke up in Bakersfield ready to continue our mission to the Northeast. We'd been playing with the idea of going to Sedona on the wa…

Start Of West To East Hitchhiking Trip (Sacramento to Bakersfield)

“There, now you can at least say you got out of Sacramento”, laughing, he gave us each a pair of gloves as he let us off, “Stuck in Lodi a…

Hitching Around California With Bridget

Bridget had just arrived in the United States and our first hitchhiking trip had landed us in Sacramento. We got dropped off just south of…

Bridget Arrives In America

I turned Bridget around, we smiled, we hugged, we kissed, we were back together for an adventure. Earlier that morning I’d woken up in my …

Little Hitches And Family Time Before The Next Adventure

I split with Kasey in the Vegas morning, he was northbound by thumb, I was southbound. Thanksgiving was just a couple days away and I had …

Trip Hopping Brew And Vegas Celebration 2011

A quick road trip with my sister landed me in Phoenix for the 2011 Trip Hopping Brew. Trip Hopping came about after meeting Larry, I’d bee…

Quick Road Trip With My Sister

Nine months going around the world, now less than a week back in the US and I had to get moving again. My sister had started school in Hol…

Back In The USA For The Wedding

The plane touched down in New York City, the rest of the world was boiled down to memories and new friends. Almost a year had passed since…

Last Of Germany And A World Trip

A shower, coffee and soup is all I needed before hitching out of Belgium towards Germany, towards the end of Europe, the end of a world tr…

Last Journey For Belgian Beers

I woke up somewhere barely north of Paris ten days before my flight from Germany to New York City. I was off in the bush, hidden away in m…

With Mandie To Paris

Mandie and I were excited for Paris after about a week of catching up with some old friends in the Netherlands. We’d been juggling various…

Alaskan Reunion in The Netherlands

The first person I saw as I hopped out of the car was a man in wooden clogs, clearly I was in Holland. I’d just hitchhiked from Brussels t…

Back To Belgium

I walked down the road sipping a beer, Heidelburg had been great, my hosts had filled me with breakfast and now Brussels was my destinatio…

Aimless Hitchhike Through Germany, Switzerland and France

I walked down the Munich streets in the rain, backpack on with all my belongings, no destination, but apparently a direction. I’d just spe…

To Munich and It's Beer

I had Munich on my mind as we got things packed up in Berlin. Dave was moving to a town halfway between and offered to let me ride with hi…

Blackout in Berlin

I had no idea of the drunken madness that was to come, I was just aiming for Berlin. My new friend Luis was living there, I’d spent just o…

Loving Czech, Pilsners and Otherwise

Czech seemed like a great destination that morning in Vienna. I had a coffee with Nina, my host there in Austria, made up a sign and hit t…

Bonus Trip to Vienna

It took all day to get out of Turkey. I walked away from the airport where Walter was catching his flight back west, I was thumbing it in …

The Hitch to Istanbul

I walked up to the Bulgarian border patrol slightly buzzed, slightly hungover, Istanbul on my mind. I’d just had a wild weekend in Romania…

Romanian Wedding After Hitchhiking Through Five Countries

The morning was in Berlin, there was a long road between me and Romania. I grabbed some bread and cheese with my friend George and then wa…

Hitchhiking Through Germany to Berlin

The morning in Amsterdam was spent writing “Munster” on a piece of cardboard and walking towards the freeway with Rada, a Bulgarian girl I…

Amsterdam Community, Coding and Underground Sex Labyrinth

I motivated myself out from Kasey's place in Brussels after having had a good week in town. Now I was on foot, looking to find a good …

Belgian Beers and Geeking Out

I jumped out of the car now, the last of the many rides I’d gotten that day coming from Dusseldorf in Germany, now my feet were on the str…

Germany, First Stop on Europe Trip

I buzzed through the Bangkok morning making my way to the airport, checking in, through immigration, then finally on the plane bound for D…

Last Days in Thailand

I grabbed one last meal in Chiang Mai with my host Ben and friend Suzy. Ben split for work and Suzy gave me a ride towards the freeway on t…

The Generous Road to Chiang Mai and Pai

Escaping Bangkok would be no easy task. The city is massive and trying to find a suitable spot for hitchhiking was not coming together. I’…

Bangkok

Bangkok was the destination after catching up with Nick and others, he was catching a train out of town, I’d see him again a month or so l…

Thailand Continues With Familiar Faces

I was buzzing as I made my way to the main road in Phuket, ready to keep hitchhiking north deeper into Thailand. My next destination was a …

Thailand’s Generosity Getting To Phuket

I woke in the morning still at Pad’s place, my first couch surfing host in Thailand. We had a big breakfast with chicken, veggies, rice, f…

Start Of The Thailand Adventure

I woke up to a knock on the door that might as well have been Thailand, I'd been dreaming of it and it's where I'd soon be. It…

I'm Hanging Up My Backpack For Good

After half a decade of hauling around North America and a trip around the globe, I'm finally hanging up my backpack. There's been …

Brief Time In Malaysia

On my first morning in Kuala Lumpur I woke up nicely rested, got myself some coffee and spoke with my new friend Vina's mother, the tw…

First Time Hitchhiking in Southeast Asia, Singapore to Malaysia

What was supposed to be my first experience hitchhiking out of Singapore heading to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia became too easy thanks to a busi…

Arriving in Southeast Asia, Singapore First

I touched down in Singapore ready for the third chapter in this particular westbound trip around the globe. New Zealand and Australia had …

Last Aussie Days: Love, Wineries and Breweries

It felt great getting some sleep in a bed after a weeks worth of camping alongside the road on route to where I was now, staying with Brid…

Money's Role in Non-Stop Travel (video)

When people find out I've been traveling for several years they often ask how I can afford to do it. I made this video to explain what …

Darwin to Perth, Final Australian Hitchhiking Trip

After some camping and exploring around Darwin I was ready to get on the road again, my destination now was the west coast of Australia, to…

Places to Sleep While Traveling (Video)

A question I'm frequently asked since I began traveling is where I stay at night, so I decided to make this video to provide some answe…

Five Years of a Hobo Lifestyle

Several dates come to mind when I think of when I began my "Hobo Lifestyle"; when the idea first started spinning in my head, wh…

Successful Hitchhiking Trip

I got to NYC last night after about ten days on the road coming from California. Thanks for checking out the live updates. It was pretty fu…

Live updates for cross country hitchhiking trip

I'm hitchhiking from around Oceanside, California to the northeast in time for the 4th of July in New York City. I thought it could be …

Darwin Snakes, Spider and Stuck in the Mud

I arrived in Darwin after several days on the road having covered a lot of kilometers, long rides and interesting people. Here I was dropp…

New Zealand Highlights

My trip to New Zealand in 2011 was simply amazing, it's a beautiful country suited for travelers and adventurers. I hiked, hitchhiked, …

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