I’m Russ, a 38 year-old Canadian sailor and storyteller. I quit a suit-and-tie job in early 2016 to travel the world. Without a mortgage or kids to keep me in line, I wasn’t sure why I was waking up every day and putting on pants and shoes.
I’m a simple guy – I like boats and trains and beers and maps – and I’m not chasing anything while I travel. I usually don’t know where I’ll be in a week, and that’s just the way I like it.
My travels to date have led me down through Mexico to Panama, then across the Pacific on a small boat and onward to Tahiti. ¬†From there I flew to Japan (for three amazing months) and then to Thailand. ¬†
Earlier this year I sailed from Miami to Puerto Rico on a 44′ boat with a crazy crew, then I flew to Dublin, hopped over to Edinburgh, and from there took trains all the way to Shanghai (15,000 km!). ¬†From there I returned to Japan to live on a sailboat and write…
Made at the bottom of cups and on the busty bosom of the sea ¬©