Perseverance Pays Off: Returning to Antarctica

>>Have you checked out the new blog? You can read this post in it’s original format over there.<< Last year, I sailed to Antarctica for the first time in my life and I fell in love. In love with the mysterious black mountains; the electric blue ice; the thundering glaciers; the goofy penguins; the formidable leopard seals; … More Perseverance Pays Off: Returning to Antarctica

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

What’s Next: Alaska

I haven’t been on the road for about 7 weeks. Which is more than long enough to spend in one place. Thankfully, I’ll be packing my bags in the next few days and heading off to my next destination: Alaska! I have dreamed of working in Alaska for years, and I am still pinching myself that I will be living … More What’s Next: Alaska

Backpacking Gear: What Should You Invest Your Money In?

I get asked a lot of questions about gear. I have a few friends who are just getting into the outdoorsy side of life, and lately their questions have had me thinking about what I wish I had known when I was a brand new starry-eyed backpacker, completely clueless about what would actually happen when I … More Backpacking Gear: What Should You Invest Your Money In?

Explore More

I spent most of the past year volunteering to support science at sea, and selling tees has helped make that possible. People have been asking me to reprint the the tall ship design for a while now, so in honor of the season of gift-giving, that design is available again! You can snag your hoodie … More Explore More

Film Review: Maidentrip

In 2012, 16-year old Laura Dekker became the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone. The film Maidentrip documents her 519-day, 27,000-nautical mile journey. This inspiring, introspective film provides an intimate look at life at sea and tells a fascinating story of determination, bravery, and a quest for solitude. Laura grew up on the … More Film Review: Maidentrip