On the mountaintop in Nepal, I decided to follow my heart to the woman I loved in New Zealand. But that’s not the end of the story.
Tag: New Zealand
It’s been six months since my last site update. There are three big reasons for that.
The tendency following tragedies like Christchurch is to point an angry finger. But in doing so, are we embodying the world we want to live in?
Maybe you’ve wondered what the name “The Lost Pilgrim” means. I think it’s time for me to answer that question.
As a traveler my kindness is what I have to give, and it feels good to give it, regardless of the outcome. And kindness often comes back to me.
Along with self-knowledge the road has given me innumerable gifts of experience, from the mundane to the once-in-a-lifetime, from tragedy to triumph, and every point in between. It’s one thing to learn from these experiences, however. It’s another to learn what I’ve learned.
Of the 20-plus books I’ve read over the past year, four have had the biggest impact. Three of these were written by women.
The typical cliché used to describe people like me who go traveling for extended periods of time is to say that, “He is finding himself.” Setting aside the belittling way that expression is generally used – as if the instinct for self-discovery is to be mocked rather than celebrated – after almost 17 months on the road I’ve found the common idea of “finding oneself” to be totally inaccurate.
Two years ago, I changed forever. I had something i needed to let go of. Something very heavy. Not just externally but internally, as well. If I had known the gravity of what I’d be doing, I don’t know if I would have had the courage. But sometimes, “When I’m […]
In March, I visited the movie-set-turned-tourist-attraction of Hobbiton in Matamata, New Zealand. This was the actual location used for the filming of the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies.