7 in 7

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A Globe-Hopping Memoir of Disaster and Discovery is a travel memoir about my adventures as a soul-searching workaholic who set a goal to experience all seven continents in seven years as a true anthropologist, not just a travel-merit badge winner.  Through those years I stumbled into and out of relationships, contracted pulmonary edema in Peru, and summited Shackleton’s peak on South Georgia Island. I learned why the Irish value a good craic while Scandinavians cherish lagom, witnessed the difficult truths of life in a Moroccan orphanage, and ultimately met my wife. Along the way I had plenty of time to contemplate the different ways people pursue happiness– or, sometimes the reasons they don’t. While I didn’t end up chucking my day job to be a forklift driver on the White Continent, my journeys did result in me leaving my career, selling my house, and living the life less traveled with my wife and son.

7 in 7 will be published in the spring of 2016. Photos supporting each chapter can be found below as well as other unrelated journeys. I also contribute to a travel blog on World Nomads which can be found here:

http://journals.worldnomads.com/carlsbad_sven/

Photos from 7 in 7

If you’ve purchased or borrowed a copy of 7 in 7: A Globe-Hopping Memoir of Disaster and Discovery, I wish to say “Thank you! This is where you can browse photos pertaining to each story.” If you have not purchased a copy but are curious to see some of the photographs, feel free to peruse.


CHAPTER ONE: NORTH AMERICA

CHAPTER TWO: EUROPE

CHAPTER THREE: ASIA

CHAPTER FOUR: SOUTH AMERICA

CHAPTER FIVE: ANTARCTICA

CHAPTER SIX: AFRICA

CHAPTER SEVEN: AUSTRALIA

 

Unrelated Journeys

Here are some highlights from other trips I have taken, both near and far. This is more for my own purposes, but if you wish to dive further into the realm of Sven, be my guest.


GHANA

UNITED STATES

JAPAN

KOREA

NEW ZEALAND

ITALY

COSTA RICA

INDIA