Welcome to my Backpacker Blog!  

Whether you’re a newbie vacationer, a cruise conoscere, a nomadic know-it-all, or a grungy backpacker (like me!) my collection of travel writing will take you on the journey of a lifetime.


For me, travel is about spontaneity.  There is something incredibly freeing about being able to carry everything you own on your back… But if you know me, you know that isn’t so easy anymore.


On January 9, 2013, while working on the French Alps as a bartender and absolutely loving life, one freak fall off a snowboard jump landed me in the hospital nearly paralyzed. After two surgeries and continual therapy, I am blessed to be able to walk – and I still travel today.

Wandering, exploring, learning, growing, changing, interacting with new places and people and cultures, then writing about it, is the drive of every breath I take.  I volunteer my time, work abroad, and get involved.  I don’t simply travel to see the world, but to be a part of it. I will not give that up for anything.

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This blog will take you on a vicarious journey through various forms of travel writing: music, poetry, personal stories, top tens, advice, photography, and videos. I am honest about both the negative and positive aspects of adventuring. From Europe to Australia to home-roots of Canada, I’ve got your destination covered.

Are you ready to explore?


  1. Cool beans!

    It was nice meeting you on the plane yesterday. 🙂

    After reading your WWOOFing article I think I figured out why Australia was your favorite. 🙂


    • Thanks Jody! It was super nice meeting you as well. I realized I didn’t even ask your name… I suppose you’ll always be Mr Freedom to me! Take care 🙂

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