The Road Less Hitchhiked

Yesterday I started moving towards the Argentinian border from Rocha’s pretty beaches in Uruguay. The department of Rocha is famous for those, domestically and internationally, and it’s the dream for many to live there. During my stay in Uruguay I’ve been sticking to the coast and border regions mostly and haven’t seen that much from Read more >

A Quiet Birthday

Pfew… That time of the year is over again! Last week I turned 25 and the day just passed like that. It’s the second time I’m in Buenos Aires, Argentina on my birthday, but it was really different from when I went from 19 to 20 at my guest family. This time year: no celebration, Read more >

Five Years Ago

The past weeks I’ve been very silent on the blog and social media. BUT I HAVE RESURFACED! The last major update from Ushuaia, Argentina, was about quitting smoking and I know you might be thinking I started again, but that’s not the case at all. That’s actually going mighty fine! Five years ago to the Read more >

Vlog: Border Crossing Chile to Argentina

In my second vlog I'm hitchhiking across the border from Chile to Argentina over two days time. It requires me to take a (highly subsidized) Chilean ferry across a beautiful lake and deal with immigration and no man's land between the two countries. It's autumn in South America in April and I'm still going further south, into the cold! Patagonia is a beautiful place to hitchhike though and after almost 90 days in Chile, it's time for a little change. Read more >

Chiloé Archipelago

It’s hard to imagine I’ve spent nearly two weeks here, but the time really did fly by island hopping and digital detoxing in the Chiloé Archipelago. It’s a group of islands in the south of Chile that many drivers had spoken of before about how special this place is. Not a single driver was like Read more >

It’s a Vlog! Hitchhiking Southern Chile

I had been playing around with this idea for a while now but here it is: my first vlog! Some fans had showed their interest before in me making a video of a day in the life of a hitchhiker, but I never really went for it until now. It took some nerves to use that 'recording' button for the first time with my face in it, but what's really the difference from taking a photo? That's just besides my complete lack of video editing skills until I tried with the help of Windows Movie Maker and what Youtube provides, with tips from a friend. It took me hours to put this baby together, but I'm sure that if you… Read more >

South! Por Favor…

“SOUTH” It is the only hitchhiking sign I’ve really needed to travel down Chile. A month ago I was already getting (truck) rides offered to Puerto Montt, but until now I always had to respond with that I wasn’t going that far south, yet. Until now. I’ve actually arrived in Puerto Montt and it wasn’t Read more >

5 Essential Online Security Tips for Vagabonds – Guest Post

I would like to thank Iris for publishing this article. Her blog is a great place to follow her fearless and epic solo adventure and an amazing inspiration for female travelers looking to get over the fear of traveling alone. After reading this I recommend you check out her post on tackling sexual harassment when abroad. For backpackers, hitchhikers, squatters and couch surfers, we spend such a large amount of our time listening to the fear-mongering of others pointing out the dangers and flaws in the way we chose to live, that we’ve successfully, and tactically, learned to tune out security tips and take them with a hefty pinch of salt. However, although on the road our calculated risks pay off and often result in unplanned and unchartered adventure, gambling with our online security is not as productive a move. It goes without saying that most travelers of the modern age rely heavily on the internet. Whether it’s to keep… Read more >