• Fish ‘Til You Drop

    Fish ‘Til You Drop

    Living the Fisherman’s Life on the Timor Sea When I set off to travel around Australia, working on a cattle station had been the main long-standing dream that I had wanted to realize. Little did I know that I would […]

  • What a load of crap

    “Just cut a f***ing pumpkin, dickhead!”

    Life in the Australian harvest industry A few months back, I recall someone asking me what was the worst job I’d ever had. I thought about it, but didn’t have an easy answer. I’d had some jobs that weren’t that […]

  • Charge of the Bulls

    Charge of the Bulls

    “Hang on, Vincey!” I looked around once again, but there was still not much to hold on to. I was sitting on a large spare tire in a tiny metal cabin, the back of a modified Toyota jeep. I heard […]

  • The Wasteland

    Several years ago I was working on a farm in the southeastern corner of Sicily. I didn’t have much prior experience with farmwork, but I relished getting back out to nature and doing some hard manual labor. Sicily in September […]

  • All the Beautiful Beaches (Look the Same…)

    For the past few weeks I have been traveling up the east coast of Australia by road. I’ve seen a large chunk of the country’s vast coastline between Melbourne and Townsville (Queensland), thousands of kilometers of gorgeous beach meeting magical […]

  • Trying to Appreciate the Transit of Venus

    I’ve been trying to limit my consumption of news as of late, due to my tendency to get caught-up and “over-read.” Therefore, I nearly missed the much-hyped “Transit of Venus.” The astronomical event consists of a nearly 7-hour window when […]

  • Swimming Like a Champion

    On arriving in Melbourne, Australia, I had a number of skills that I wanted to either begin or improve. One of them was swimming. I remember being a decent swimmer as a kid, spending a lot of summer days at […]


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