One of the common traits I’ve noticed among travelers and wanderers I’ve met is Is a divergence away from convention. However, last year in Georgia, there was one person I encountered that took this mentality to a whole new level. It was while he was attempting to cycle all the way from his native Ireland to India, and Georgia, being a good resting place en route, brought him to the hostel where I was working at the time. Now here is Peter, the next addition to Hobo Heroes.
In a brief summary, I could say that Peter is a musician that lives on a boat and travels around the world (often by bicycle). But that leave out so much more. Whenever there were social events at the hostel, Peter would usually be the one spearheading it or directly involved, whether it be group dinners, music nights, or whatever else happened to be going on. He wasn’t doing it to call attention to himself at all either. Instead, Peter is just someone who enjoys what life has to offer and is eager to share that among others.
However, although he liked traveling, Peter often discussed how his ultimate goal was to create an off-the-grid guesthouse back in Ireland. His idea was to create a place where backpackers, cyclists, and travelers could stop by and stay that would coexist with the natural surroundings. People would be able to work and help build the place in return for a free stay, and anyone willing to help farm the land and gather from local orchards could partake in the benefits. And while I’ve heard other people come up with grand ideas before, Peter was the real deal. Currently studying permaculture and sustainability with every chance of free time he gets, he was driven to make his idea happen. Unlike most of us that never think much of it, Peter always seemed well aware of the impact of his actions, and was determined to make as positive of a difference as possible. He has a different outlook and mindset than pretty much anyone else that exists on planet earth, and I mean that in the best way possible. He always questions the bizarre world around us, but found comical ways to mock it.
Travel like Peter: Travel to learn, make jokes of everything, and keep the curiosity alive.