Four years ago I began an outer journey that took me around the world and an inner journey that allowed me to have a much greater understanding of who I am.
In that time I have walked three different routes of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. This is a trip that for me has been life changing. You will find this out whenever you meet another person who has been on the Camino. It cannot be described in words which is why I am so passionate about taking others to experience this magical opportunity.
I backpacked in the wilderness for three days alone in the Arizona Desert. I carried my own food; found and purified my own water; made my own fire; slept out with the coyotes and bears; and found my way with an altimeter and compass.
I took a culinary and cycling journey through Denmark —3,000 km around the country (and another 1,000 km through Germany to its Southern border); learned to scuba dive with the manta rays, sharks, and sea turtles;
I travelled extensively with my son. We bicycled over 200km on Bornholm, a Danish island, we hiked Machu Picchu in Peru and he went a school in a local village; we worked on a reforestation project in Haiti that he found; we walked the Camino in Spain, and we studied Spanish at Lake Atitlan Guatemala and lived with a local family.
I cooked and meditated in an ashram in Monroe, New York.
I spent 7 months in Thailand working on natural building projects, practicing yoga, and 23 days of silent Vipassana meditation.
I went to the British Virgin Islands, bought a catamaran, and survived hurricane Irma (but the boat didn’t). But the new catamaran will be ready for adventure in 2019.
Since April I have been living in Berlin, Germany and Vrsar Croatia preparing to guide three trips on the Camino de Santiago Frances.
I have learned so many things during this time. This blog is an attempt to share my travel stories with themes related to yoga, meditation, nature, adventure and food.