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WHO AM I?


I’m Dave Dean. For over a decade I unsuccessfully tried to balance a corporate career and a travel addiction, until one day enough was enough.

In 2011 I quit my job, sold everything I owned and set off to live, work and wander round the world, armed with a backpack, a good pair of boots, and no return ticket.

THIS IS MY STORY.

HIKING

Camino - single walker

Reflections on the Camino

What walking a Camino de Santiago, 865km across northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre, meant to me.

Camino day 1 view

My Detailed Camino de Santiago Packing List

All the gear I took on the Camino Frances.

Camino dirt track

Why I’m Walking the Camino

What led me to walk the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain.

Grand Canyon

Hiking the canyon: A day without wings

A short hike down the Grand Canyon's South Kaibab trail.

FOLLOW ALONG ON MY JOURNEY

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Kolmanskop through the door frames

Kolmanskop, Namibia’s Ghost Town in the Desert

Why a ghost town in the desert ended up being the highlight of my Namibia trip.

Kolmanskop doors

My Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Namibia

My huge free Namibia guide: destinations, safety, driving, food, and much more.

Sand dunes and Dave

Less Is More

After travelling for five years, I was so sick of it, I thought I'd never get my travel buzz back. I finally did, learning less is actually more.

Dave at the mast

Why I Lost 30 Pounds When I Stopped Travelling

Long-term travel made me fat and miserable. When I stopped, I lost 30 pounds. Here's why.