The New Vagabondist

Hello friends, it’s been almost two years since I first launched the Vagabondist. A lot has happened during those years– my 3 month trip to South America ended up lasting more than a year because I joined the crew of a sailboat exploring Patagonia, I sailed as crew to Antarctica aboard a 104-year old fully-rigged barque, and I started working as an expedition … More The New Vagabondist

San Carlos de Bariloche

In, February, I spent three weeks in San Carlos de Bariloche, a gorgeous mountain town in Argentina’s Lake District. Bariloche has an incredible amount of activities, all accessible from the city center: kayaking, SUP, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. Pro tip: it’s also famous for its chocolate and has incredible ice cream. If … More San Carlos de Bariloche

The Pearl Button Takes Home Best Screenplay

Last year, I had the incredible opportunity to sail with Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman on a filming expedition for his upcoming documentary, The Pearl Button. We explored the Chilean coast aboard the SRV Saoirse with Patricio and his small team, capturing the wild, sometimes haunting beauty of the Patagonian coast; the essence of the water, the ice, and … More The Pearl Button Takes Home Best Screenplay

Move Over, Mama

Do you ever have those moments where you step outside yourself and realize how utterly bizarre you must look? I’m having one of those moments. I am filthy, with wild hair and sunburned skin, crouching low in the forest, brandishing an 8-foot long bamboo pole. What will either shed light on this situation or confirm … More Move Over, Mama

Sometimes You Do the Bushwhacking, Sometimes You Get Bushwhacked

November 1st They say life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I seem to have found one of the edges of my comfort zone. I am pressed up against the vertical face of a steep hillside, clinging to slippery moss, flailing around in an increasingly pathetic attempt to climb to the top. My … More Sometimes You Do the Bushwhacking, Sometimes You Get Bushwhacked

Supporting Science at Sea… with super cool t-shirts

Two of my deepest passions in life are science and sailing. As most of you know, when I went to South America this year, I stumbled upon an incredible opportunity to combine those two passions aboard the SRV Saoirse. I extended my time in South America by a few months in order to continue sailing … More Supporting Science at Sea… with super cool t-shirts