Adventures in Words

Stories should be shared. I enjoy writing about trips, mishaps, and wild ideas. Usually these are scribbled into a notebook either in the back of my van, on a summit, or on the beach inspired by the waves.

Here are some adventures:


Christmas in the Cochamo

A Month in Argentina

Four Countries in a Month

Popping into Peru

Still Salty, Still Lucky

A Stay in San Martin

Tracing the Edge of the Andes

Border Hopping and Landing at a Hippy Camp

Soul Searching in the South

Frolics around Santiago

A Glacial Valley Romp

Savannah’s Rescue Mission

Last Light on the Ridge

Long Work Days and Mountain Getaways

Santiago Living

A Prickly Peru Crossing and the Loneliest Road

Avocados, Horses, and Heartbreak

Vilcabamba Vibes

Southern Ecuador

Venturing South of the Equator

A trek into the Colombian Andes

Roads of Colombia

Panama to Colombia – a journey around the Darien Gap

Final days in Panama

Panama City Chaos

Costa Rica to Panama

Cruising through Costa Rica

More volcanoes in Nicaragua

Turning 30 in El Salvador & Honduras

Acatenango & Fuego

A tour of Guatemala

Belize for 3 days

Mayan ruins, cenotes, and secret beaches

Chiapas to Yucatan, Mexico

Broken down… again

Iztaccihuatl – a dormant volcano in Mexico

We got off without paying the bribe…

Ferrying across the Gulf of California & Exploring Central Mexico


Crossing into Mexico

Savannah the Van

Packrafting in the Arctic Circle

“Live Your Dream” packrafting & canyoneering trip

Exploring the Southeast

Seattle or Bust

Mountain Highs and Low Tides

Bone Reading from a Sangoma

Monkey Business

Romps through the Berg and Adventures Nearby

Tales from the Saddle

Drakensberg or Bust

10 May 2020

25 April 2020

Digging Holes

07 April 2020

A Roadtrip through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa

03 March 2020

17 February 2020

04 February 2020

23 January 2020

What I’m Eating

Salty Memories

06 January 2020

29 December 2019

A trip to the Cape Peninsula

22 November 2019

11 November 2019 & Sunset from KMP Fire Tower

31 October 2019

Flashback: Cyprus May 2018

18 October 2019

11 October 2019

25 September 2019

11 September 2019

29 August 2019

21 August 2019

13 August 2019

01 August 2019

23 July 2019

16 July 2019

2 July 2019

26 June 2019

17 June 2019

11 June 2019

Live Your Dream Grant 2019 – June 7, 2019

04 June 2019

Research Station – June 1, 2019

Arrival to the Kalahari – May 29, 2019

Leaving Chicago

Gear: Packing for the Kalahari