A career break… Yes, that’s what I’ll call it!
I have always had wanderlust and this was possibly fueled by growing up in the multicultural surrounds of Melbourne. I would take a sandwich to school for lunch and trade it with my friends for spanakopita and baklava, amazed that a boring old sandwich could be traded for such exotic delights.
While studying at university, I took an internship in Tokyo and climbed Mt. Fuji for the first time. “A wise man climbs Mt. Fuji, a fool climbs it twice,” say the Japanese, but I am neither a man nor a fool and climbed to the top 7 times during the 7 years I lived there. From Tokyo to Toronto to London where I’m now based, I am searching for many of life’s answers, and hoping to find them along a trail… somewhere…
So far in my quest to find the answers I have walked and written a daily blog about the Camino Frances (2013), Coast to Coast (UK-2013), Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage (Japan-2013), Thames Path (UK-2013), Camino Portuguese (2014), Hadrian’s Wall (UK-2014), Cinque Terre (Italy-2014), Camino Primitivo (2014), Camino Ingles (2014) and the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (2015).
*** If you’re planning on walking any of these trails, you’ll find heaps of handy info in the above links and if you have a question I haven’t answered, feel free to write a comment or send me an email.***
My ever-growing list of long-distance walks I’d love to do includes:
Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome – UK to Italy
Via de la Plata – Spain
Oslo to Trondheim – Norway
GR20 – Corsica
Lycian Way – Turkey
Te Araroa – NZ
Bibbulman Track – Australia
Baekdudaegan Trail – South Korea
Kokoda Trail – PNG
heaps in Japan!
Let me know if you have a favourite walk I should attempt!
If you need some daily inspiration head over to my travel quotes page and feel free to add to the list🙂
Or if you want to sit back, relax and experience the PCT vicariously, then click here for my latest video.
Buen Camino, Happy Trails, Solvitur Ambulando!
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao-Tzu, Chinese Philosopher 604-531 BC