' (un)certainties: Resources


We definitely would not be where we are now without the resources below, all of which are available for free online:

Hitch The World- "Cheeky fucker" who has hitchhiked around most of South and Central America and writes beautifully about it. Cannot recommend enough.
Open Destination- Solo female hitchhiker (has hitchhiked in places most people won't take (or operate) a tour bus to (e.g. DRC, Afghanistan)
TomsBikeTrip- One of my favourite blogs. Tom is a seasoned traveller who shuns air travel and writes about his experiences with an honest heart. He's made a very well received film and book about one particular(ly profound) journey in his life which unfortunately we don't have the means to experience yet. I urge you to watch and read.
That Emily Chappell- Absurdly brilliant cycle blogger who has a LOT of miles behind her and hopefully many more to come.
Solbeam- A travel blog a cut above the rest. Her writing is beautiful, rendering her experiences valuable for all who read.
Acrobat of the Road- This intrepid chap has hitchhiked in many places, including Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan when that fella George W Bush was having his way there.
Velabas- Cale is a hitchhiker who has an impressive amount of experience under his belt for his young age. He takes pride in his writing, and it shows. This blog has already helped us to plan some of the logistics of our next adventure.

BeWelcome- A lovely alternative to the excellent CouchSurfing which with strong non-profit values.
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms- You volunteer on an organic farm and they provide a place to sleep and some food to eat.
Workaway- We have found this to be the best of the bunch for work/volunteer opportunities. We've had some incredible experiences because of this site, plus it's much prettier and more functional than the WWOOF site. Helpx is great too.

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein "Traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme- but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transiation to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being."
The Moneyless Manifesto by Mark Boyle. Mark has been living without money (in the UK) for many years now, and here you can read about the how the whys and a whole lot more.

Ancient Futures- A very close look at the worth of gift economies and community and then, sadly, what happens when that breaks down.

1 comment:

  1. Fab blog and thoughts Anthony and thanks for the resources- introducing me to the Moneyless Manifesto and Sacred Economics- really valuable angle on life. Good luck in your travels- to get home by boat to the UK it will be easier from the Caribbean islands, Antigua is a useful port to hitch a ride. Sailing boats genearlly aim for April (after the Classic Boat festival) doing a loop north, near to Bermuda and then towards the Azores. Fair winds!