7 years. 110 stories. 18 countries
On 23rd of November 2009 I boarded a plane in Copenhagen bound for Bangkok. I had spent the previous 4 months selling my flat, my furniture and just about everything I owned. I had reset large parts of my life and was equally excited and nervous. Nothing could have prepared me for the adventures and the roller coaster ride ahead. In most people’s mind including my own, this was insane. But I wanted to do it, start over. I wanted to see the world, experience, photograph and learn. Learn I did and mostly it was learning by failing. Nomad life is a lot of problem solving and I really like astronaut Chris Hadfield’s quote “there is no problem so bad you can’t make it worse!”. Back than I never thought I would make it through more than a year of the nomad life.
Fast forward 7 years, hundreds of thousands of pictures and stories later, here is the first attempt at doing a curated collection of my Nomad stories. I went through more than 500 blog posts to create my selection. Yes that will make you go crazy!
Like my life, this page is a work in progress mess, a living archive.Not every country I have been to is represented, I just chose my favourite stories from the road. Start your journey by choosing stories from a country using the map below or scroll down for more stories, gallery, video, books and podcasts.
You appear to be browsing from a phone or tablet in vertical usage. The interactive map is best viewed and used on a tablet in landscape mode or on a computer. So I recommend: rotate that tablet to landscape or get on your computer 🙂
Click marker or country name in the left side panel to open stories!
Stories I wrote about ... me
All the 110 stories accessable via the map above are about visits to a specific country. Roughly once a year I try to write a State of the Union blog post that I call “Trips Around the Sun”. These posts can be accessed below, pour yourself a drink, dive in:
Beyond - a movie about ... me
Beyond is a 10 minute movie about my life as a gypsy, nomad, time-traveler and jedi. Directed, filmed and edited by Charlene Winfred. The movie was created by Charlene in New Mexico and Utah, April 2013.
Books written by ... me
I published three books about travel photography during the past 7 years, all are on sale on Blurb.com. I don’t want this page to turn into a shop, so I will just link to the blog posts that talk about the books, so you can have a read about the books themselves first.
Podcasts featuring ... me
I have been fortunate to do appear in a few podcasts talking mainly about my nomad life – so just in case you can’t sleep, I am here to help, press play!
“Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate” – Tolkien
“I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” – Doctor Who
“I am not running away from things. I am running to things before they … flare and fade forever. It’s a big old universe and there’s so much, so much to see.” – Doctor Who
“There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive… wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” – Doctor Who