Road Trip Survival Guide – Urban Exploration

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Legal & Human Dangers of Urban Exploration It is virtually impossible to do urban exploration without trespassing. Except (perhaps) in the far reaches of the polar regions or some flyspeck of an island in the Pacific Ocean, there aren’t too Read More …

Urbex – Dakota Ghost Towns and Abandoned Buildings

I spent last week driving around North and South Dakota, checking out abandoned buildings in ghost towns. This was a quintessential “gothic nomad” trip insofar as that moniker is concerned. The only way a trip could be more representative of that name is if I was touring medieval castles in eastern Europe. (And that trip will happen soon enough…) This Read More …

War Stories – Oatman, Arizona

Nothing prevents people from following their dreams moreso than fear. And in the interests of helping to motivate people like yourself to take the plunge, get out, and travel, I feel there is no more important message for me to convey than this: travel is not inherently dangerous. It is very unlikely that a crazed hitchhiker will butcher you like Read More …

Summaries of Days 32 and 33 – Crust Life

Route 66 paid off with some great ghost towns and crust punk havens. And right now, I’m in downtown St. Louis right now. But there are no haunters, creeps, or black-clad punks hanging around. Nor is there an HAAS banner hanging on the Convention Center. Is it possible I arrived a little early for TransWorld 2018? Route Updates Friday / Read More …

Summaries of Days 29-31 – Route 66

Route Updates Tuesday / Day 29: Fort Stockton, Big Bend National Park, Alpine, El Paso, Las Cruces, Dragoon Wednesday / Day 30: Dragoon, The Thing, Tucson, Wellton, Yuma, Slab City, San Diego, SD Navy Yard, Del Mar Dog Beach, Los Angeles, Barstow Thursday / Day 31: Calico, Mojave Desert, Oatman, Kingman, Flagstaff, Canyon Diablo Bridge, Meteor Crater, Gallup, Cibola National Read More …

Haunt Tour – Putting the “Gothic” in Gothic Nomad

While I am on the road during my North America Tour, I won’t be building any corpses or Necronomicons. I won’t have enough room to carry all of the necessary tools and supplies. Nor will I have time to work on any haunted houses or theatrical productions. In many ways, I will need to put my haunt career on hold while Read More …