I left medicine in 2010 to pursue other dreams and this blog is a collection of stories and photographs associated with that journey. The journey includes hiking 1800 miles along the Appalachian Trail, touring America by bicycle, crisscrossing the US in an old Honda CRV and settling down for a few weeks to months in places that became hard to leave or were on that list of “places I want to live someday”. In 2013 I spent six months backpacking around Europe, walked across northern Spain on the Camino and sailed from England to Puerto Rico. All my travels have been fueled by curiosity not bravado and none were record breakers or “extreme adventures”, but all were fulfilling beyond expectations.
The stats tell me my most popular post is Camino-What To Pack but my personal favorites are A War Story and Generations of Inspiration, The Beach and Good Body Self Image and Tourist, Traveler, “enough”.
The “Appalachian Trail Journal” located in the column on the right is a collection of thoughts, adventures, misadventures and photographs associated with my eight months on the AT.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find my writings and photographs entertaining and worth following but if not, no worries. The web is huge, in time you’ll find what you’re looking for.
The other day I found one of my photos at a dodgy website being sold for wall paper. That was a tacky move and the website was creepy. It kept pulling me in like quicksand, but never took me to where I wanted to go. I think Putin was behind it. So here’s the legal bit:
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