I've been travelling around the world for nearly ten years now hitch hiking my way around and working as i go to help sustain myself. Which i do i manage to earn just enough to not have to go back but never enough to save. My dream is to either find an abandoned boat in OK working order or a good second hand 30 - 50 foot sailboat to not only sail the world, but to be finally able to say i have a home, I can always go back to.
I started traveling because i was tired of my life in the UK, always in and out of agency work never being able to rent somewhere long term always living on and off of the streets sofa surfing. So one day i woke up and realized I have two choices i can stay in the UK be a benefit bum, go from job to job with no real prospect in life. Or i can just pack up and leave and try and make something from nothing. All over the world there are homeless people if i can survive in the UK why couldn't I survive outside.
To my surprise not only did i survive but i thrived. It took a long time to get used to being away. The first city out of the UK was Paris. I still to this day remember getting off the train late in the evening, stepping out of the station thinking i have to find somewhere to sleep and just seeing masses of homeless people sleeping in door ways. and that freaked me out i turned back round when straight to the security desk inside the station and asked for some advice where i could stay that would be safe. They told me of a place one station back the way i came a park i could sleep in. They gave me some water and food and bought my ticket drawing me a map of where to go. Best advice i have ever got I think if i hadn't of been given the advice that night i would never be in Asia today nearly ten years later.
I managed to travel for so long by not caring about what i ate. Everyday i would goto the dustbins behind supermarkets in search for food. If someone offered to cook for me id take it in a heart beat but mostly what helped where those people who rather than give to provide for a day they would offer me a job to provide for weeks months even years. Those are the people who keep my faith in humanity. The people who dont justt look at a homeless person and see a bum but think i have a job maybe they can do it lets see. The hardest part about being homeless is companies always want an address or for you to live at home to be able to work. its catch 22!!
To get the home you need the job, to get the job you need the home and round and round we go. So now instead of sitting on street corners askinng for spare change im here on the world wide web looking to get help to finnd me a home so i can travel and work as i will finally have a home!!!!
Any donations of $50 and i will send you a postcard from the country i am in at a random point in time along with a picture of myself and the boat!!
People who donate more than $100 will get a free day sailing (where ever you are in the world (have to come to the coast) i will sail there please be patient)
Over $200 and you get a two day sailing trip.
If you can't donate please share and keep following for more updates and stories of my travels and my life i will post small but interesting stories that can help people around the world to not only travel but hopefully to inspire people to be all they can be!