Skinny Dippin’ and The Lost Wallet

The morning sky poked up over the lake with a blink of dim light and at 5 AM I found myself inebriated, patting every pant pocket, shuffling through my frayed jacket, and searching frantically...

5 Tips for Traveling With Young Children

5 Tips for Traveling With Young Children Have you ever been at the airport and wondered how parents survive the long plane ride with their crying, crawling infant? Making travel hassle-free with a child is...
Freight Train Hopping out of Hamilton

Night Rider of the Blue Dusk

Train Hopping Auckland Loud nasally snores echoed from the living room and I tapped Zep to wake him, but he did not budge. He lay there stone cold on the blue suede couch from a...
New Plymouth squatting along the coast of the Pacific Ocean

Coastal Sunset Squatting the NP

Hitchhiking Whanganui I held my sign firmly, peeking up at the dreariness weeping above in swirls of gray, hoping for a lift out of the last stretch of Whanganui before desolation. The gas station produced...

Into the Deep Blue, Crater Lake

Seasonal Work in Crater Lake https://youtu.be/mm52e6JaFnI The smoky haze, its tendrils of deep gray, black, plumes of burning pines, hemlocks, firs and hardwoods filled the air with a suffocating noxious gas by Crater Lake.  While I...