Every once in a while you come across someone that inspires the hell out of you. Emma “Grandma” Gatewood is one of those people.
Month: April 2021
Vagabond Folk Singer – Woodie Guthrie
While perhaps not a world traveler, Woodie Guthrie’s songs and music have been the soundtrack to more than a few vagabond adventures. Because of that, he is truly extraordinary.
Ibn Battuta – Moroccan Vagabond
The greatest adventurer of all time for me is the Moroccan vagabond, Ibn Battuta. He not only traveled everywhere in his known world, but he wrote about it in ways that no one before him had. Ibn Battuta’s journey lasted 29 years, so by Moroccan standards, my wife should be understanding of this current journey I’m on.
Greedy Vagabond – Conquistador Hernando Cortez
He conquered an entire empire. Sure, it was shitty for Montezuma, but for Cortez? It must have been cool.
Extraordinary Vagobond Interview with the Planet Earth – Happy Earth Day
My interview with our planet
Cross Dressing Vagabond – Isabelle Eberhardt
Traveling the world used to be a game that only the men played, but as in all fields, brave pioneers broke out of the Victorian conception of women as meek and mild and showed that even the hardest travel makes no distinction among the sexes. Isabelle Eberhardt was one of these extraordinary feminist vagabonds.
Desiderius Erasmus – Extraordinary Scholar and Vagabond
by Sofie Couwenbergh Desiderius Erasmus was a scholar and a humanist born around October 27 1466 in Rotterdam. His birth name was actually Gerrit Gerritszoon (Gerard Gerardson), but he Latinized it at a later date. Life Erasmus and his brother first went to a great school in Deventer, but when both their parents died of…
Vagabond Anarchist – Emma Goldman
Her life was filled with constant movement from city to city and town to town.
Extraordinary Travelers – Cosmas the Flat Earther
He was not the person that ‘cosmology’ was named after, though it was one of his passions.
Happy Fools Day! Fools take risks! Be a fool!
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson