If you are new to the blog and want to catch up, then these posts are a good starting point. Enjoy!

New Year, New Life

On New Year's day, I reviewed my life and realised that I needed a change. I decided to leave both my job and London, the first steps in becoming a modern nomad.

1 Jan 2011


Minimalism is living life with few possessions. This is relevant to a modern nomad for three primary reasons: focus, mobility and work options. Read on to find out why.

2 Jan 2011


I was promoted at work today. Money and titles are great temptations. Should I settle for the money and give up my dream of a nomadic life?

16 Feb 2011


Becoming a nomad means leaving the safety of normality. Naturally, this is quite frightening. The fear can do strange things to your mind though, so be wary of it.

2 Mar 2011

Rubicon Birthday

Today was my 30th birthday. I picked this day to announce my nomadic plans to my family, work colleagues and friends. This post explains why I picked my birthday for this and how it all went.

10 Mar 2011

Last Day in the Office

Today was my last day at work. Read on to find out why I slept in the office last night and the meaning of friggatriskaidekaphobia.

13 May 2011

Give-Away Party

If you need to quickly get rid of your stuff, don’t throw them. Throw a give-away party instead!

14 May 2011

Leaving London

I finally left London. This post reminiscence about what the city has meant for me as well as whines about the amount of work involved in breaking away from your job, city and country.

24 May 2011

Getting Things Done

GTD is an amazing productivity system that helped me organize everything that I needed to do to leave London and start my new nomadic life. I recommend you take a look at it, even if you just want a stress-free everyday life.

11 Jul 2011


An update from New York, Long Beach Island, Los Angeles and Long Beach. Read on for luxury bidets, an epiphany on a motorcycle and a handsome group of burners!

25 Aug 2011

Bodie, a Ghost Town

The ghost town of Bodie is an eerie snapshot of a Californian gold rush town. There is no gold to be found here now, but Bodie has yet many treasures.

26 Aug 2011

The Burning Man Guide

Burning Man is an annual festival in the Black Rock Desert. This post covers the fundamentals of what you might see and do at this unique event.

27 Aug - 6 Sep 2011

Principles of Burning Man

The most important part of Burning Man is the community, and to understand it, you must understand the ten principles that shape it.

27 Aug - 6 Sep 2011


I am no longer a rodeo virgin. I competed in three events: Goat Dressing, Steer Deco and Chute Dogging. Click on to see me manhandle an animal three times my own weight.

9-11 September 2011

Carpet Cleaning

I tried being a carpet cleaner for a day. It made me realize that I am free to try any odd little job that I can find. What a great opportunity that is for gaining new experiences.

26 Oct 2011

Saying Goodbye

Frequent goodbyes are an unavoidable part of the nomadic life. It is, however, more complicated than a matter of scale. Read on to find out what makes the nomadic goodbye different, for better and worse.

10 Nov 2011


Teotihuacán is an amazing and mysterious archaeological site featuring two enormous and beautiful pyramids. Who built them? No one knows. Probably not aliens.

21 Nov 2011


Norm-breaking lives raise the question of purpose. Why do you do what you do? It is a question rarely asked of those who follow the norms. If you don't, then remembering your purpose is particularly important.

2 Dec 2011

Leaving Mexico City

I'm done with Mexico City! This is my wrap up post, featuring comments on traffic, salesmen, running green men, sinking pyramids, wrestling dwarf parrots, dancing mummies and me being thrown out of a convent.

19 Dec 2011

Year Review 2011

A summary and review of 2011.

31 Dec 2011

Rocks, Pebbles, Sand

We all want to do great things with our lives, but unless we know what they are and put them ahead of everything else, we won't get there. This post is a guide to how to do this in time for a brand new year of possibilities!

1 Jan 2012

Airline Patron

Nomads fly a lot and therefore need a good airline patron to keep their travel flexible, cheap and smooth. But they come with certain risks.

11 Jan 2012

Mission Statement

In this post, I elaborate on geo-independence, sustainability and eudaemonia, the three principles of my mission statement and a successful nomadic life.

28 Jan 2012

The Paranoid’s Guide to Backups

Afraid you might lose your data? You should be. They are out to get it; you know they are! This guide to backups might just save you from their evil schemes.

11 Feb 2012

Blank Canvas Paralysis

Nothing can paralyse like a blank canvas. Non-artists face similar situations too, especially nomads.
This post explains why we freeze like this when starting something new and suggests ways to deal with it.

17 Feb 2012


Is your life on-track, or are you falling helplessly towards a messy end? What if you can’t even tell anymore? You may not if you’ve moved far enough from your normal frame of reference, and that is where the real adventure begins.

16 Apr 2012

Mental Monsters

Our minds sometimes turn against us. This post explains why nomads in particular need to worry about these mental monsters and how best to deal with them, no matter if you are a traveller or not.

8 May 2012

Nomad ≠ Tourist

Nomads and tourists share a love for travel, but the way they travel and what they get out of it is very different. Any budding nomad should be clear on these differences!

20 May 2012


Photos, videos and random observations from my long weekend in Mendoza, the wine country at the foot of the great Andes. Expect dead dogs, overcome police barriers and serene beauty.

24-28 May 2012

The Language Barrier

Living in a country where you don't master the language is difficult. The practicalities can be dealt with, but the social problems are much more insidious.

21 Jun 2012


Tango is like a dominatrix - sexy in its strictness, as well as sumptuous, sensuous and seductive! Click through for your tango survival guide and a video of my progress as a tango dancer!

30 Jun 2012

Nomadic Fitness & P90X

You can get into great shape without going to a gym. P90X, a 3-month home fitness program which I've just completed, is a great way to do so, and it's perfect for nomads. Click through for a review, before/after photos and a video guide.

11 Apr - 14 Jul 2012


Audiobooks are a fantastic way to read. You can read while e.g. commuting to work, and a masterful narration will breathe life into any book! You’ll never be bored again!

1 Sep 2012

Year Finances 2012

Can you afford to be a nomad? What does it cost? Am I broke yet? Find out in this financial review of my first year as a nomad!

24 Sep 2012

Carbon Footprints

Is a nomadic lifestyle inherently bad for the environment? Many think so, but I disagree. Read on for details on the carbon footprints of a nomad and a wider theory on how to avoid global warming.

19 Oct 2012

An Empty Seat

Is the nomadic life doomed to forever be devoid of deep and loving relationships? Is a nomadic partner too much to hope for?

1 Nov 2012

Panorama Tutorial

Learn how to create impressive panoramic photographs using any digital camera and the free software Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE). It is surprisingly easy!

17 Dec 2012

Autumn Farm

I spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a gay nudist B&B eco-farm. Read on to find out how I became the king of this place, and many other stories from this my least-traditional holiday season ever.

21.12.12 - 10.1.13

The Sofa

This is an analogy between the seemingly harmless mistake of falling asleep on the sofa instead of going to bed, and life at large where many push the work towards a better life (the bed) to a tomorrow that never comes.

22 Jan 2013


Gratitude is a state of mind. Far too often, we lose sight of it, and not only do our own lives become poorer for it but also the lives of those around us. This article explores the art of gratitude and its life-affirming qualities.

2 Feb 2013

Sydney inFAQ

Infrequently Asked Questions about Sydney. Find answers to what might kill you, the sex-appeal of the locals and what mental disorder the Sydney Opera House suffers from.

25 Jan - 13 Mar 2013

New Zealand (Part 2)

Second part of the New Zealand South Island travel guide, featuring classic Nintendo games, timeless mines, dolphin swims, helicopters, earthquakes and much more.

13-30 March 2013

Cogs in the Civilization Machine

Imagine civilization as a great machine, and every person is a cog, playing some part. Is there room for a nomadic cog? There may be, but it is hard to find, and whilst searching, one’s sense of self-worth suffers.

23 Apr 2013

Friendship Observations

My experiences of how communication with my friends diminished after becoming nomadic. I offer no advice on how to deal with this, for I have none. Yet. Only hope.

1 Oct 2013

The Want/Act Disparity

How is it possible that we want one thing, but then do another? If we are our minds, then this disparity is a riddle. How can we overcome this want/act disparity? Is it even desirable?

12 Feb 2014

Vancouver Travel Guide

Vancouver has a lot to offer, such as snow sports, nude beaches, gaming bars, museums and a couple of suspension bridges. Find out more in this Vancouver Travel Guide.

17 Apr 2014

Dealing with Physical Violence

I've been the victim of a violent robbery. This post is partly an account of the assault and partly some hard-earned lessons on dealing with physical violence.

16-17 November 2014

Rio de Janeiro, part 1

The first half of my travel guide to Rio de Janeiro, featuring the five must-see things to see and do, safety advice and some general advice.

27 Oct - 9 Dec 2014

Salvation Mountain and Slab City

Join me in the Californian desert to explore the surreal Salvation Mountain and the deeply disturbing Slab City.

15 Dec 2014

Virtual Private Networks

Virtual Private Networks greatly improves your online privacy. Find out how, and why this is particularly important for nomads.

10 Feb 2015