Welcome, my name is Derek.

(My middle name is Earl.)

Since 1999 I’ve been traveling and living around the world nonstop. With this blog, my aim is to give you an honest account of this lifestyle – from the brilliant moments to the major challenges – in order to help you achieve your own travel goals.

Personal stories, real advice and updates from around the globe. No nonsense.

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Where Am I?

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Ready to start traveling?

Wandering Earl Tours

Not your typical group tours…


Want something truly unique?

Join one of my small group, laid-back and super fun trips to India, Romania, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, NYC and more…with Wandering Earl Tours! All the destinations, itineraries, details and photos can be found via the link below.

Wandering Earl Tours