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Exploring Africa (June 2012 – September 2012)

  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

My third big excursion I took in the summer to South Africa and Tanzania. Highlights include teaching English for the first time, hiking Kilimanjaro, and befriending a group of students in the township of Kayamandi.

One Month Until I Embark
A Shark Tale
Zombies On A Plane
Dreams To Reality
Take Charge!
When It Rains, It Pours
Around The Cape We Went
The “Air Hockey” Tournament
Kings of the Seas
Above The Clouds
Skool’s Out
The Garden Route
The House On Recreation Road
Start of Something New
Wild Hogs
You’re a Shining Star
Lake Manyara
This Must Be Where “The Lion King” Was Filmed
Stranded In The Serengeti
The Cold Hard Facts
The Conquest of Kilimanjaro
If You’re Farting Well, You’re Faring Well
Kilimanjaro Conquered
Voyage to Z
Zan Aqua
Under The Sea
Kwaheri Tanzania!
Home Is The Nicest Word There Is
The Kids of Kayamandi
Familiar Places, Different Faces
We Run This Town
Disgustingly Delicious Freakin’ Meat
Square One Here I Come
Superman Returns
Could You, Would You, With a Fox?
The Rappel Report
Falling With Style
The Promised Land
Thank You
Until We Meet Again
From Africa to Las Vegas!
The End Where I Begin


Southeast Asia & Reaching Out 2 The World                              (June 2013 – November 2013)

  • Pennsylvania, USA
  • England
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • South Africa
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Morocco
  • Spain

My fourth big excursion. Highlights include teaching in Vietnam, backpacking Southeast Asia, taking a group of kids on a special trip in South Africa, and brief stints in the Middle East and Spain.

Born To Be Wild!
Around The World (With Friends)
Christmas Land
Probably The Toughest Event On The Planet
That Wandering Giant
Welcome to the University of Awesome
Teaching Engrish
Mystic Mekong
Leaders of the Future
An Asian Vacasian
Journey to the White and Red Sands of Mui Ne
Angry Hotel Guest
Chocolate Wasted!
Spirit Week
Another Point of View by Lucy
Sai Gone
Backpacker Mode
Descending Dragon’s Bay
Where Heaven Meets Earth
Laos: The Forgotten Country
Tubing in the Vang Vieng
My Magical Disappearing Shoes
Elephant Owner For A Day
British Invasion
A Giant Slice of Pai
The River Runs Wild
Go! Go! Pai
How Do You Say Hello in Thai?
That One Time in Bangkok…
License to Krill (Part One)
License to Krill (Part Two)
Jiggy Jangle Jungle Jam
How To Survive a Full Moon Party
Wiped Out!
Bjorn To Be Wild!
Exploration Island
Mad Monkeys
Angkor Wat: The City of Temples
Ride Away
Thanks For The Memories

Countdown to Cape Town!
The (Not So Much Anymore) Kids of Kayamandi
Papas Fritas
My Hometown of Muizenburg
Fermented Grapes and Fuzzy Apes
A Day in the Life of Lupho
Day 1: Reaching Out 2 The World
Day 2: Reaching Out 2 The World
Day 3: Reaching Out 2 The World
Day 4: Reaching Out 2 The World
Kayamandi’s Backyard
Day 5: Reaching Out 2 The World
Fiona Ellsworth: Queen of South Africa!
The Boy Who Can Fly
Icy Hot Dubai!
The Aqua Adventure of Atlantis
The Luxury of Life
Here’s Looking At You, Kid
I Am Moroccan
Wise Guise
The Door of the Desert
March of the Camels: The Sahara Desert
Northward Bound Reunion
Across The Gibraltar Strait
Ghost Hostel
La Bailarina de Flamenco
Dutch Lovin’
It Was A Thriller Night!
Sports Day. German Night.
The World’s Strongest
Kayamandi: The Musical
Old Biscuits
The Brownie Thief
My Last Day With The Kids
Hug My Hearts Goodbye
Be Legendary.


The Unplanned Plan (July 2014 – March 2015)

  • Vancouver, B.C, Canada
  • Ohio, USA
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Wisconsin, USA
  • Kentucky, USA
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • San Diego, California, USA
  • Iceland
  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Ireland
  • England
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Vietnam
  • Nepal
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Mexico
  • Dallas, Texas, USA

My fifth major excursion. Highlights include surprising friends in the USA, backpacking Europe, teaching in Nepal and Guatemala, and backpacking Central America.

The Unplanned Plan
Vancouver Canuckleheads
The Snowdown Showdown!
The Great American Baseball Roadtrip!
The Summer of Secrets
Clueless in Vegas
Seaside Shenanigans
Kayakin Kids and the Beer Crawl Master
Icelandic Blue
Illegally Dutch?
L’art of Being Lost
Bad Word
Duizendmaal Dank
The Call to The Celtic
Like a Magical Wizard Perched on a Cliff
City Boy and the Country Girl
Get The Duck Out of London
The Road to Oktoberfest!
Train Trek to Beerfest
The City That Doesn’t Exist
Grunge City
The Bubble Bobbler in Berlin
The Prost With The Most: Oktoberfest!
Beautiful Bavaria
World of the Ice Giants
Wild Blue Yonder
River Raiders
Saigon’s Very Special Guest
The HC Emcee
Holy Cow
Little House on a Mountain Top
The School of Hard Rocks
Pokin’ Around Pokhara
Mighty Morphin’ Power Stranger
Camp Adventure Nepal!
Speak 2 Me
Searching for the Deadliest Bridge in Nepal
Bus Trip to No Where
Let’s Celebrate
Whatever Your Little Nepalese Hearts Desires
The One
Farewell Flowers
The Latin Linguist
Welcome to the Volcanic Arc!
Guata Goonies
Pinata Party Especial
Christmas on Fire!
The English Entertainer
A Guatemalan New Year’s!
Too Much of a Good Thing
Sellers Abroad Meets Students Abroad
Jaguary January
Expedicion Acatenango: The Ring of Fire
Teacher from Outer Space
The Last Loco
The Wandering Way of Life
Crossing Borders For The Super Bowl!
Volcano Boarding 101: Cerro Negro
Howlin’ In The Nicaraguan Jungle
Surf The Sky And Other Ways To Fly
Sunday Freaking Funday: Pool Crawl
Isle De Ometepe: Volcano Island
My Very First Passport Stamp
The Girl From San Jose
My Summery Winter Paradise
The Milestone Roadtrip: 4000 Miles To Home
Don Porfirio and The International Food Junkie
Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico: Where Am I?
Everything Fell Perfectly Into Place…Except For Texas
A Legendary Tale


The Quest to the Seven Continents (July 2016 – ???)

My sixth major journey that is currently in the making.

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