Monthly Travel Summaries


When I first decided to start a travel blog, my intention was to keep friends and family updated on my misadventures. I wanted the people I love most in the world to be able to read about what I’d been up to and where I was going to be heading next.

Of course, I wanted a record for myself, too.

I left to travel full-time back in July 2011, and have shared every moment I’ve spent on the road right here. In particular, I’ve been publishing a series of “monthly summaries”, in which I write about where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing, as well as any highlights, lowlights, and mishaps.

These are some of my favourite posts to put together — and some of my readers’ favourites too — and I find myself diving back into my archives on a regular basis. I love to witness the evolution of my travel style, see how I felt when I took my first steps in a brand new country, and gain a glimpse into the hardships and struggles of a life on the road.

If you’ve ever wanted to follow along on my travels, from July 2011 until present day, here is the place to do so.

Below, you’ll find a list of every single monthly summary I’ve ever written, with just a handful of months missing (I skipped a few months when dealing with poor mental health and during the pandemic) — the blue tags share which countries I visited each month, in case you’re looking to read about my adventures in one particular country.

Most recent articles are shown first, so scroll to the bottom if you want to read from the very beginning!

On to the articles:

May 2021: Travel Summary and Statistics

April 2021: Travel Summary and Statistics

March 2021: Travel Summary and Statistics

February 2021: Travel Summary and Statistics

January 2021: Travel Summary and Statistics

December 2020: Travel Summary and Statistics

November 2020: Travel Summary and Statistics

May/June 2020: Monthly Summary and Statistics

April 2020: Monthly Summary and Statistics

March 2020: Travel Summary and Statistics

February 2020: Travel Summary and Statistics

January 2020: Travel Summary and Statistics

December 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

November 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

October 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

September 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

July 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

January 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

November 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

October 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

September 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

August 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

July 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

June 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

May 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

April 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

March 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

February 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

January 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

December 2017: Travel Summary and Statistics

November 2017: Travel Summary and Statistics

October 2017: Travel Summary and Statistics

August + September 2017: Travel Summary

July 2017: Travel Summary and Statistics

June 2017: Travel Summary and Statistics

March 2017: Travel Summary and Statistics

February 2017: Travel Summary and Statistics

January 2017: Travel Summary and Statistics

Month 61: Travel Summary and Statistics

Month 60: Travel Summary and Statistics

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Months 45-46: Travel Summary and Statistics

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Seven Months of Travel: Summary and Statistics

Month 6: Travel Summary and Statistics

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Month 3: Travel Summary and Statistics

Month 2: Travel Summary and Statistics

Month 1: Travel Summary and statistics