Racing through Moorea

Tahiti is famous. Couples dream of vacationing or honeymooning in Tahiti. The island, with its rugged interior surrounded by Polynesian beaches, makes for a great getaway destination. The fact that it is the seasteading capital of the world makes it even better. But when beauty beckons, it comes from the next island over. On my…

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Meeting the Seasteaders in Tahiti

The road to the seasteaders of Tahiti was a long, wet, windy one. Well, not exactly. But the road to the hotel was. It was also dark, and I had not driven in four months, let alone in the middle of a rainstorm. Kicking off my excursion into French Polynesia, I landed in Tahiti, where…

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Flirting with the Moais on Rapa Nui

Love can be expressed in a multitude of ways. In Latin America, the chicas — and their relentless passion and expressiveness — can bring out the eros in me. The German tendencies inside me subside, and I embrace touch and physical forms of expression. And due to a recent discovery, even more eros has been…

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Going Anarchist In A Mexican Danger Zone

Acapulco Anarchapulco

It is a level 4 danger zone. “Armed groups operate independently of the government in many areas of Guerrero. Members of these groups frequently maintain roadblocks and may use violence towards travelers,” the U.S. State Department says. The U.S. government instructs its citizens not to visit the Mexican state of Guerrero, the location of the…

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Cruising California Topless

Convertible Roadtrip California

California dreaming. You’ve heard it. Many people live it. All over the world, especially in cold places, there are people who dream or occasionally fantasize of moving to California and rubbing shoulders with the stars. I don’t. It’s a tax hell. But that doesn’t stop me, as a perpetually traveling, tax-free, anarchocapitalist global citizen, from…

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Getting The Drug Criminal Treatment On The Way To Peru

Mancora Beach

I’m not necessarily against drug use. I am a libertarian, and I believe people should be able to do what they want with their bodies. But, I didn’t have any drugs on me, nor did anyone else on my bus, including the one hippy-looking guy. That didn’t stop the Ecuadorian police from stopping us over…

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Babes And Babushkas In Odessa, Ukraine

We thought it was an English-speaking club. My travel buddies and I had already attended one English practice meetup in Odessa and days prior another one in Transnistria, the unrecognized country that broke away from Moldova. Departing our beach area apartment, we walked to the center of Odessa and found a semi-random guy waiting for…

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Libertarians Gone Wild In Prague

Prague Czech

Prague is the modern European capital of hedonism. Whether you want to score some drugs from a friendly street salesman or after-party at a club that opens at 6 a.m., Prague has you covered. While this doesn’t represent my day-to-day, everyone needs to let loose once in a while and what better time to have…

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Dodging Authorities In An Unrecognized Country

When you are attempting to enter a country that does not formally exist, you might figure that you will encounter some problems. Maybe the Soviet-styled border guards will not like that you are traveling with an American in your group. Maybe they will demand a bribe before granting passage. Neither of those issues surfaced when…

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My 5-Day Viennese Birthday Party

Heuereka Vienna

I outgrew birthday parties before my perpetual traveling career began. But before my 27th birthday, I decided to bring them back. Now I celebrate my birthday with 5-day parties. In all seriousness, it’s an event that is needed, and I am just using my birthday as an excuse to put it on. The month was…

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