Happy Beer-thday

Happy Beer-thday

Before I get into the meat of the story, let me explain just a few things about how I travel. While traveling, I generally plan my entire schedule around people responding to my open requests on Couchsurfing.com. First off, what is Couchsurfing? It’s a way to...
The Unifying Force

The Unifying Force

It all started with a beer. As it usually does with me. We met Alex in Ghent through Couchsurfing, as usual, once again. We didn’t need a host at that time because over five people in the city already offered to host us, so he offered to spend his day off with us...
Please Sleep Inside Tonight

Please Sleep Inside Tonight

Sometimes you get more than you need AND more than you want. That’s how it goes often goes with hitchhiking. Snacks and going out of the way for me are the most common things that I receive. I can’t give enough praise to all of my hitchhosts for these...
Operation Poncho Recovery

Operation Poncho Recovery

Like all great stories involving ponchos, it began with rain. Kris and I walked to Akureyri’s city limits as it rained–the sort of rain that feels like walking through a thick cloud. Thankfully, we only waited for 20 minutes before the most delightful...