Back in 1999 I had a dream to travel the world with a laptop and update a website along the way. Back then if you wanted to make a webpage about your travels, you had to build it yourself, so I did. Today of course there's Facebook, blogs, myspace, and even 'travelblog' pages with fancy graphics, interactive maps and more. Sure, I could upload all my journals to one of those sites and it would look a lot fancier, but I guess I like to keep this website as my little way of saying, "I did it back when....". Back when it was hard to find a computer at a hostel that was connected to the internet to check email (but if you found one, no-one was on it). Back when you took photographs and scanned them in later. Back before every backpacker had a cell phone or GPS. I love what technology has done for traveling, but I also feel fortunate that I got to have some great 'disconnected' adventures in the pre-internet days (and in the dawn of the internet days too).
Below are journals from some of my smaller trips, and the journal from my world trip. The world trip journal alone is over 600 pages printed out (a random visitor printed it out and shared that fact with me). Updating that journal with stories and photos was my job for 2 years of my life.
For any link with an 'fp' at the end of it, it means that I was too lazy to write a journal, so that link takes you to Fanette's photos at Picasa.
Please do enjoy.
|1984||11 day Bus tour of the Outback of Australia|
|1985||2 weeks driving New Zealand|
|1986||Road trip across the USA (CA to MI)|
|1995||Summer working a fishing boat - Seattle / Alaska|
|97 & 98||New Orleans / Mardi Gras|
|1998||EuroWander - a month in UK, Netherlands, Belguim, France, Spain, Italy|
|2000||Millenium new years in Jamaica|
|2000||New Orleans - Mardi Gras|
|2000||London and some town near Stonehenge for a wedding|
|2000||Lima / Cuzco, peru|
|2001||Burningman, Black Rock Desert, Nevada|
|2002||New Years in Lima/Mancora, Peru|
|2002||Motorcycle trip around West Virginia|
|2002-2004||2 year World Trip - 33 countries|
|2005||Tokyo, Japan pic|
|2006||France and Spain fp1 fp2 fp3|
|2007||Bali and Gilis, Indonesia fp|
|2008||India - One month through Rajasthan by train fp|
|2009||Northern Thailand by motorcycle|
|2010||France and USA fp|
|2010||A month living in Bangkok studying Thai|
|2011||Southern Thailand by Motorcycle|
|2011||6 week honeymoon in Nepal|
|2011||Paris and Bescanon, France|
|2012||1 year around France working on organic farms [blog]|