My lonesome honeymoon in the Seychelles pt. 1

After three weeks of roughing it in Afghanistan and Iraq, I decided to reward myself with a lonelymoon in Seychelles with me, myself, and I. I’d never been to the Seychelles before, meaning it was still on my list. So when I found a direct, three-hour flight from Dubai, it was a pretty obvious choice.…

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Crossing borders to the Casamance Region of Senegal

By now, our time in West Africa was coming to an end. As you know, we’d spend our time learning about things like the West African Slave trade and Islamic Polygamy. We also visited the smallest country on the African mainland.  Lastly, it wouldn’t be a proper trip to West Africa without having our fair share of wildlife…

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A two-day pitstop in the smallest country of Mainland Africa

This post is a continuation of the time I spent visiting my first two West African countries. Senegal and the Gambia. After a few days of exploration through Senegal, we were finally due to cross borders into the Gambia. The morning of, we woke up early and hit the road right away. It was only…

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Islamic Polygamy and the Holy City of Touba

During my time in Senegal with Alana, we had quite a bit planned. Since you already know about our sightseeing day in Dakar and Goree Island; on this post I’ll tell you about the other parts of the country we visited before crossing borders to The Gambia. The plan was to head to The Gambia…

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Vacationing in Senegal: Slave trade tourism in Dakar and Goree Island

After a long hiatus, from this blog – it feels really good to be sharing my adventures with you once again. Africa is the theme for this comeback season. I’ve already begun telling you about Libya and my troublesome trip to Tripoli. For this post, I wanted to change gears a bit. Keep it light-hearted…

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Hopping Along the Canary Islands pt. 3: Lobos Island and Fuerteventura

As you may know from my previous post, I had somewhat spontaneously decided to embark on a solo escapade, and my first solo stop was Fuerteventura. Well, it wasn’t completely solo since I traveled to the island by ferry with two girlfriends who had just come to visit me in Lanzarote. The evening I arrived…

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Hopping Along the Canary Islands pt. 2: Exploring Lanzarote and Ideating my Solo Escapade

Even when you’ve carefully curated a precise schedule and plan… Shit happens. Leaving La Graciosa was very exciting; I was so looking forward to our time in Las Islas Canarias. I had it all mapped out… two nights on this port, two days on that island… We would have been done seeing the best all…

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Hopping Along the Canary Islands pt. 1: Sailing From the Iberian Peninsula to La Graciosa

This next saga is a little overdue; due to technical difficulties and multiple ocean crossings, I find myself just now able to recount my time hopping around the Canary Islands in the last few months of 2020. So much has happened since then that it almost feels like a lifetime ago. Let’s go back in…

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One month land-bound Part 5: Sardinia – Saving the Best for Last

Welcome to the final installment recounting the time I spent off the Staatenloss this fall. If you’re jumping in now, be sure to check out the weeks leading up to the grand finale in Sardinia. To give you a quick recap, about three weeks prior to the events on this post, I flew from Montenegro…

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One month land-bound Part 4: Boat Days in Lampedusa and Linosa

In this post, I want to tell you all about my Italian escapade’s grand finale, the time I spent hopping between the islands of Lampedusa and Sardinia. As you know, at the end of the summer, I spent about a month land-bound. During this time I road-tripped from Switzerland to Germany and then spent 2…

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One month land-bound Part 3: Volcanos Galore in Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands

This is the third installment in the land-bound series, which has been recounting the time I spent off my boat at the beginning of the fall. In previous chapters, you learned about my love for world-class mountain passes as I raced through Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. In my last post, I spoke about my first…

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One month land-bound Part 2: Road-Tripping Through Sicily and Exploring the Aegadian Islands

In the first part of this story, I recall the first week of my month-long stint on land. During that week I road-tripped from Switzerland to Germany, through Italy and Austria. I managed to see friends, meet clients, and attend the annual TCC meeting in Nuremberg; all this before going home to see my family…

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One month land-bound Part 1: Mountain Passes Galore

This next saga is all about the month I spent land-bound and crossing borders all over Europe. This first installment recounts my time road-tripping from Switzerland to Germany through Italy and Austria. We begin after my most recent time in Montenegro. Side Note: While I stayed on land; the Staatenlos remained in Montenegro for 10…

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TSC Maiden Voyage Part 5: The Party After the Storm and Sailing Winnetou Canyon

In the last week of sailing, we had encountered some of the craziest weather I had ever experienced. First, as we tried to outrun the storm by sailing north from the Kornati Islands to Mali Losinj; and then, as we discovered what bora winds were while navigating through the Velebit Channel. The bad weather wasn’t…

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TSC Maiden Voyage Part 4: Bora Winds in the Velebit Channel

By now, I’ve told you about almost everything that happened during our 3-week maiden voyage with our Staatenlos Catamaran. Thus far, it’s been a pretty cool progression to recount. Our first week on the boat wasn’t too long ago, yet somehow it feels like ages. The start of this journey was not without its own…

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TSC Maiden Voyage Part 3: Dark and Stormy Days Ahead

Ready to find out about the stormiest week of our maiden voyage? Let’s pick up right where we left off on my last post… First Stop: Trogir By the time we arrived in Trogir (after having spent almost two weeks on the boat already), life aboard the Staatenlos had become quite predictable -in the best…

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TSC Maiden Voyage Part 2: Blurring the Lines Between Business and Pleassure

Hello again, I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the continuation of our catamaran’s maiden voyage story. In my last post, we left off during our time in Lastovo, right around the time we lost most of our guests. From Lastovo to Mljet The night everyone left, it was just Sheila, Josh, and…

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The Staatenlos Catamaran Maiden Voyage Part 1: Bisevo, Vis, Lastovo and Hvar

After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back and finally ready to catch you up on the last month. My birthday, Heuereka and August came and went with the blink of an eye. It’s probably safe to assume that it was an eventful summer. For instance, and to keep you in the loop, up until…

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Complying With Bureaucracies: The Trials and Tribulations of Exporting and Re-Importing a Boat in Just one Weekend

While we spent a week hopping around the Kornati Islands on a sailboat, my agent (boat purchase broker) was on mainland diligently carrying out all the bureaucratic errands to finalize the acquisition of my boat… or so I thought. You may know that by this point, I had already paid for the boat in full,…

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Croatian *Road* Trip Part 7: Hopping Around the Kornati Islands… On a Boat

It’s been a little while since my last post; life has been quite busy lately. As you know, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Croatia, while the rest of the world has shut down in panic, afraid of the harmless flu that shall not be named. Most recently, I’ve spent a considerable amount…

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Croatian Road Trip Part 6: Istria

In my last post I told you about the days we spent conquering the Biokovo Mountain Range after a week sailing the Adriatic. My time in Croatia seemed to have been moving slowly. I’d done so much already, and It hadn’t even been a month. Don’t get me wrong, I’d enjoyed every minute of it,…

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Croatian Road Trip Part 5: Conquering the Biokovo Mountain Range

If you’ve been following along, you know I just spent about a month in Croatia. I got to discover the country by both land and sea. First, I road tripped from the capital to Dubrovnik, right before going on a week-long catamaran cruise around the Croatian islands. This next series of posts picks up right…

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Croatian Road Trip Part 3: Getting the Drug Mule Treatment Crossing Borders and Enjoying Relatively Empty Croatian Cities

Note: This post is the third and final installment of a multi-part series about a small road trip through Croatia before boarding my chartered catamaran for a week. In this chapter, we visit Split, cross borders to Bosnia and Montenegro, and enjoy the beautiful town of Dubrovnik almost to ourselves. In my last post we…

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Croatian Road Trip Part 2: Geeking Out in Karl May Movie Sets and Spontaneously Sailing the Adriatic

Note: This post is the second installment of a multi-part series about the week I spent exploring Croatia by car with my little brother. In this chapter, we traverse through our time in Plitvice Lakes and a few of the Karl May movie sets. I also throw caution to the wind and hop aboard a…

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Croatian Road Trip Part 1: Exploring Zagreb and the Ancient Capital of Varazdin

Note: This post is the first installment of a multi-part series about the week I spent road tripping through Croatia with my little brother. In this chapter, I talk about how I ended up in Croatia and about my adventures in the central region of the country. Read on to learn about my first impressions…

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Never say Never Part 2: Luxury in Seminyak – Party in Canggu and Beach Hopping through Nusa Penida

Note: This post is the continuation of the story of the brief time I spent in Bali. In this final half, I recount my time exploring the south coast. Keep reading to find out about the three days I spent partying in Canggu, getting pampered in Seminyak, and beach hopping on the beautiful island of…

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Never Say Never Part 1: How I Ended up in the Rainbow Nomad Mecca of the World – Ubud, Bali

If you know me at all, you know I can have a strong opinion about many things. One of those things is my friends, the rainbow nomads. If you’re new to this blog, a rainbow nomad is a definition I coined, and it’s for people who fit the following description: A traveler that considers themselves…

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Tinder and Theme Parks: That Time I Spent 3-Full Weeks in Florida

Lately, I’ve been taking you on a few trips down memory lane. Little by little, I’ve shared how my journey as a perpetual traveler started. This post continues to shed some light on what my travels were like in the early days of my career. This time, I would like to take you back to…

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Spotting UFOs While Exploring Both Ancient and Futuristic Cities in Kazakhstan

This post is also a throw- way back to the time just after my studies in Malta. In this story, I tell you a little about the was up to when my career as a perpetual traveler finally began to flourish. As you may or may not know, I started my business five years ago…

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Throwing it Back to my First-Ever Visit to The Great White North

Let’s take this opportunity to throw it way back. All the way to 2016 and my first ever visit to North America and, more specifically, the weeks I spent exploring the east coast of Canada. Technically, I had been to The States briefly in 2014, but that was a different kind of travel. So, to…

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