Here’s to you! Thanks for reading Vagobond.com and downloading my latest book. Also a special thanks to those of you who donated and/or bought my books. Every little bit helps to keep this site and my life up and running.
For those of you who missed it this is what happened to the Vagobond (me) in 2009 in brief.
1) Celebrated the New Year in Utah with my brother, his family, and my mom an step dad.
2) Traveled by train across the USA stopping in Chicago, New York, Boston, Providence, and Philly
3) Bought the cheapest ticket to Spain from NYC
4) Couchsurfed and Vagobonded through Spain, Gibraltar, and into Morocco
5) Fell in love with Hanane when I chanced to surf her couch here in Sefrou
6) Lots of Morocco Travel
7) Made my way to Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and back to Morocco
8) Got engaged to Hanane
9) Found a job in Alaska, lost it before I started but flew to Spain, Germany, Ireland, and Quebec then hitched across Canada with $4 Canadian and no blankets, visited friends in Bellingham, had breakfast with my sister in San Francisco and went to work for my father which resulted in the end of our relationship then visited friends and family in Palm Springs, Big Bear, San Diego, at which point I went to my brothers in Utah where I lived in a tent for two months, rode horses, sold my old blog, and started doing my best to earn money online.
10) Flew from SLC to New York, bussed to Portland Maine, ferry to Yarmouth Nova Scotia, hitched to Halifax, train to Quebec and then back to Ireland, Brussels, and Fez and Sefrou where I was overjoyed to once again kiss Hanane even though the money I had hoped to earn to get married haed never materialized as I had thought it would when I left her
11) Found a house in the Casbah, got a job at the ALC, started teaching blogging classes, pre-published Liminal Travel, and then took the visa renewal trip to Sebta, Chefchaouen, and Tangier.
12) Turned 38 with a kiss from Hanane, bought a violin, and celebrated the New Year with she and my neighbor and many new friends in the Casbah.
And if you think it sounds like a lot, I have a feeling 2010 will blow your minds even more, but we’ll have to see. Stay tuned and Happy New Year.