The blog is not finished! But after the Theft (yes, capital letters), the want/need to update the blog took second fiddle to dealing with the Theft and just finishing the trip sans computer. Since being home, it's been hard to get that motivation to complete it. But I will. Ever so slowly. Please be patient!

About Me

Me in a nutshell

I am a 2526 year old guy from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada(don't worry, no one knows where that is) who is taking one backpack, and a whole lot of guts and glory, to travel around the world for 15 or 16 months. I left home on November 28, 2010 with plans to be home around March or April of 2011, provided things don't come up.

I grew up just outside of Saskatoon in the small town(now city) of Martensville. The idea of traveling the world never fully seeded in my brain until I was forced to take a year off of university because of financial and mental reasons(I couldn't afford it anymore and I just didn't care about school anymore). The year off gave me the time I needed to reevaluate my life. I was going back to school to finish my degree, that much was for certain. But I needed something more. For me, finishing school was going to be a huge deal(first one in my family) and I wanted to celebrate in a big way.

It all began as a want to take myself on a little vacation to Cuba for a couple weeks. But then, when I realized that I didn't want to spend that much money just sitting on a beach drinking booze(I could do that at the lake at my Grandparents cabin for free), I did some research and found GAP Adventures hosting bike tours through the Cuban countryside. Somehow, this led, through numerous random clicks, to a blog by Eric Trinidad who blogged for every day of his 503 day trip around the world. Reading this completely floored me as it wasn't something I thought of doing. And suddenly, I wanted it. It would take three years, working nearly everyday at two jobs in order to save up what I figured would be enough to live off of for a year and a half.

Family, friends, coworkers, all were supportive. Perhaps none were completely convinced it would actually happen.

But here I am. And loving every minute of it.