April 2008


Early in 2004 I was about to start my first blog. I had already been on the road for a few years and was trying come up with an appropriate title. It had to describe quite closely what travelling really meant to me. I knew that I was getting from it much more than just visiting places, seeing things or meeting people. At the time I was practising a “work your way around the world”-style of backpacking, which meant that I was prepared to do virtually any type of work in order to get to almost any destination, as long as it was away from home and it would lead to more destinations – an approach very far removed from a city-break, a 10-day tour, or a three-week seaside vacation. “Work-your-way” is also not quite the same as doing projects or youth programs such as a gap year or volunteering.…