The 360 Degree Penthouse Years

A few weeks ago I sent you an email about the end of the Palazzo Years. And I shared some photos of the amazing 400 year old house I was renting in a village called Zejtun in the south of Malta.

As it was prophesied, so it has come to pass.

It’s My 200th Blog Post — Enter the Contest!

Well, we’ve finally reached the 200th blog here on Ryan Murdock’s Road Wisdom.

And I’ve been struggling to think of an appropriate way to mark the occasion…

Should I come up with some sort of special “anniversary” article? Something nostalgic where I reminisce about how I got started, why I decided to blog, and all the gin-scented sweat I poured into it?

A Week of Expedition Skills in the Lake District

It’s been a little while since I posted a new blog. I’ve spent all of 1 week at home in the past 5 weeks, and I’ve got a lot of travels to fill you in on.

Let’s start by talking about the Expedition Skills course I attended last week in England’s Lake District.

I Got a Red Star Review in Publisher’s Weekly

Vagabond-Dreams-thumb…well I didn’t exactly get a starred review, but my book did.

No one evaluated me as a person (…and I’m sure if they did, they’d expel me as a bad influence…).

Although they did refer to me as “a powerful new voice in creative nonfiction.” Which I thought was kinda nice.

Book Signing Update and Pics

I promised to give you an update on the signing I did at Leeds County Books this past week…

Despite a blizzard that smothered the region in several inches of snow, the turnout was excellent.

Book Signing December 29th — Be There!

I’m doing a book signing for Vagabond Dreams on December 29th, 2012 in Brockville, Ontario.

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This will be my only visit to North America in 2012 / 2013, so I hope you can make it.

Reader Photos — Is Yours Among Them?

All sorts of happy readers have been posting their Vagabond Dreams photos on my Facebook page. I asked them to take a picture with the book, and they answered in spades.

I thought you might enjoy seeing them, so I pasted a bunch here.

On The Loose in Southern Africa

My latest magazine feature just hit newsstands.

You can find it in Chapters, Coles and other bookstores across Canada, and in select international magazine stores in the United States.

Congrats to Tomoko Goto for landing the cover photo on her first feature assignment.

Outpost magazine Ryan Murdock's Namibia feature

My Head is Reeling With the Motion

I’ve got several new updates for you from Murdland. This is such exciting stuff my poor head is reeling with it.

Voice from Another Room: …it’s probably just the gin…

Nevermind smart guy!

My Friend Dashiell


I lost one of the two most important people in my life today. I’d like to take a moment to tell you about her.

Dashiell first came into my life when she was 2 weeks old. I was in my third year of university, and she was so small I could hold her in the palm of my hand.