Jordan Mounteer

Jordan graduated from the University of Victoria and immediately started travelling, first to New Zealand and then South America. But every spare moment he had as a vagabond was taken up with reading or writing. Coffee is his cure for the blues, and he loves learning new things on the road – whether it’s the finer points on home-brewing mead in a hotel room, or the mechanics of paragliding from a Vietnam era draft dodger. He's currently planning his next phase of vagabondery.

The pilgrimage of the solo traveler

What it’s like inside a Japanese maid cafe

26 items every traveler should have in their wallet

The joke of our slow extinction

Why the ‘authentic cultural experience’ is a myth

How I ended up in a cocaine bar in Bolivia