I have traveled through my home country, Australia, a large swathe of East and Central Asia, Russia, Europe, and extensively through South, Central,and North America. My style of travel is, at best, flexible, instinctive, and adaptable. At worst, a crapshoot that often ends in disaster. My long history of missing flights, getting lost, medical emergencies, getting robbed, getting poisoned, getting stranded and a couple of near-death experiences have left me with a long list of pitfalls to avoid and things to watch for in exotic places all over the world and a few good stories. Now I travel overland in a converted van with my partner and fellow travel addict Kelli.
Straight out of the small town of Dublin, Georgia, USA, I fell in love with travel on my first trip to Europe when I was 17. My mother took me on a two week trip to London, Paris, and Barcelona. By the time I arrived back in my small country town, I was already scheming on how I could get back as quickly as possible. Luckily, I convinced my grandmother to take me just four months later. Since then, I have traveled to over 80 countries and every continent bar Antarctica. My style of travel is quite different from Eddie’s as I rely on thorough, meticulous plans which often involve weeks if not months of research for my travels.
Despite our distinct styles, our paths crossed at a hostel in Tallin, Estonia one snowy Christmas Eve’s Eve. Eighteen months later, we decided to set out to see what else we could see. We quit our day jobs and booked a one-way ticket to Santiago to become vanabonds.
Since then we have driven the length of the South American continent together. We have toured Mexico in a van. And we have completed a number of road trips through our home countries of Australia and the United States.
Right now we are traveling through Australia while the coronavirus continues to grip the globe.
These are our tales.
Thanks for wandering with us!
Wander with us!
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