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

Breach, Baby, Breach

Earlier this week, I got to see something pretty incredible: breaching humpbacks and orcas, swimming together in Frederick Sound. For hours we watched whales feeding, spyhopping, pec and tail slapping, swimming, and spouting. All day long, we were surrounded by whales– it was extraordinary. And then, in the evening, a humpback breached next to our ship…. … More Breach, Baby, Breach

Looking Down

Alaska is big. It is the largest state in the US, home to 17 of the county’s 20 tallest peaks, and claims the largest national forest in the nation.  A lot of people come to Alaska to see big things: tremendous glaciers, towering mountains, winding fjords, intimidating brown bears, tall trees, cascading waterfalls. We spend … More Looking Down

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