7 in 7
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:
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.
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.