Louis L’amour was more than just a prolific writer of Western novels. He was a boxer, a hobo, a round the world traveler, a merchant seaman, a soldier and a vagabond.
Category: Extraordinary Vagabonds
Vagabond Explorer – Sir Richard Francis Burton
Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton was quite possibly the greatest vagabond in history. In his lifetime he lived diverse cultures, broke boundaries, and did most of it without much in the way of resources or travel money.He is this week’s Extraordinary Vagabond.
Extraordinary Vagabond Stock Broker – Steve Jermanok
My interview with Steve Jermanok made me feel both humbled and refueled with a lust for new adventures. I hope you enjoy it too.
Ponce de Leon – Deadly Damn Vagabond
It might be pushing it to call Ponce de Leon a vagabond since he was a career soldier, but in terms of dreams and adventure, certainly he fits the bill as someone who not only traveled broadly, but was foolish enough to chase the fountain of youth.
Arthur Rimbaud – Vagabond Poet
How a spoiled teenager changed modern literature and art…
Vagabond Granny – Grandma Gatewood
Every once in a while you come across someone that inspires the hell out of you. Emma “Grandma” Gatewood is one of those people.
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