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.
Herodotus – The Father of History (and all Vagabonds)
Not only the father of history but of anthropology, and one can equally (but not so forcefully) argue he is the father of all travel writers and vagabonds.
Eudoxus of Cyzicus – Extraordinary Navigator Lost at Sea
f you start a conversation about either Eudoxus or Cyzicus – you are likely to immediately asked Who? What? or Huh?
Travelling in Turkey – More Greek and Roman Ruins than Italy and Greece!
Again, not a lot of time to write, but we are having a wonderful time in Turkey. From cruising the Bosporus to marveling at the Iskander Kebap in Bursa, this trip has been filed with adventures stretching across the Black Sea, the Marmara Sea, and soon the Aegean Sea, and of course a bit of…
How Not To Enjoy World Travel – Part 2
Don’t read anything about the country of place you are going to. That way you won’t understand the culture, the traditions, the history, the climate, or anything else. You will be able to have a completely one dimensional experience.
The Egyptian Hustle
I was fortunate to be able to visit Egypt just shortly after the Arab Spring. It was an unplanned trip. I hope you enjoy my narrative of it. The Egyptian Hustle The hustle in Egypt is relentless and from my perspective anyway, downright shameful. Don’t get me wrong, I call both Morocco and Turkey home,…
Dramatic Vagobond Travel Video
Here’s a fun video I put together that hits some of the video I shot on my travels during 2009-2012 in Serbia, South Korea, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Turkey, Egypt, and a whole bunch of other places – I wasn’t real sure what to do with these so I proudly present to you –…
Visiting the Great Pyramids of Egypt after the Arab Spring – Slideshow Saturday
As a child, I was fascinated by the pyramids and the culture of the Egyptians. I used to sit on the floor of my grandmonther’s house and look through her vast collection of National Geographic magazines – it was the pyramids and Egyptians that fascinated me. Maybe it was because of Leonard Nemoy…
Around the World in 18 Days – An iPad App/ Travel eBook
Traveling around the world in eighteen days, Andy Davies, took nine flights and six trains in nine incredible countries. Along the way he took hundreds of photographs and captured the essence of these places.