This morning I was on a hangout with Jason and Trav who are running the one-week Paradise Pack bundle of online training courses to help you create a “location independent” business. (For a limited time you can still catch it, here.) I told the story of my first foray into travel writing, sending “realtime dispatches” to […]
From American Borders In 1995 I traveled around the United States on a Russian Ural sidecar motorcycle that was designed in 1938 and built in 1994. While I could have chosen a more conventional and reliable motorcycle, the Ural enticed me with unique qualities from a previous era — the graceful lines, the sidecar, the […]
It is my first day alone on the road and I am lost. The mountains of northern China beyond Beijing are vast and enormous. There are no road signs, only larger roads and smaller roads, paved roads and dirt roads. When I stop to ask directions the peasants simply stare because I am the first […]
Lots of people ask me about solo travel – why I preferred it for so many years. For one thing, I simply didn’t have a companion with the kind of freelance lifestyle and freedom who wanted to go with me. Or if they did, they didn’t like to motorcycle, bicycle or camp. There was always […]
To my editors, with love and apologies.