You’ve landed on this page because you have a love for long distance skateboarding, longboarding, you like an adventure, you’re worried if I’m still alive, because you think I’m a bit mental or you’re thinking of planning your own long distance skateboarding trek.
It’s been 10 years since my last trip abroad so, well, I decided to go all out you might say. After all, a holiday is supposed to be a break from your everyday routine right? Commute, work, commute, TV, bed, repeat, repeat, repeat etc. So surely a GREAT holiday will be the polar opposite!… correct? So spending 40 days or so skateboarding long distances by day and sleeping rough by night, on my own, crapping in the woods with little food, no luxuries and only 1 pairs of pants is surely a dream vacation…. isn’t it?
Countdown to the celebration party - July 26th 2015
There’s a lot of the planet I’ve left unexplored but one place never seems to stop calling my name, the white isle of Ibiza. Ever since my first visit over 15 years ago, I’ve not had a dream located anywhere other, freaky shit. There’s something very special about that place that I just can’t put my finger on. long distance skateboard trek
Returning 3 years later with a one way ticket, the island became the place I wanted to call home. The sun, the sand, the sounds, the sangria and the Space carry-ons were just some of the experiences that captured a large part of my heart. But, of course, that’s the same feeling every young intrepid traveler walks away with from his “gap year abroad” as I’m sure many of you remember. Get it done, have a blast, wrap it up, crack on with life eh? Simple right?… well, I’ve struggled with that last bit. We all know it’s tough out there at the moment and I need a new approach. Time to reset the switches Michael! So, I’ve decided I need to return to Ibiza and dance once more with the ghosts that continue to haunt me.
Now, this probably isn’t the wisest of ideas for one obvious reason – hardly the place to finally GROW UP is it – and one other; I have some very fond memories based there and returning to find out “it’s not what it used to be” might shatter them. It seems the buzz I get from the island is mainly in the dream of “going there” (not necessarily being there) so…..
…… I decided to milk out the “going there” process by swapping an Aeroplane for a Skateboard.
Follow the menu links to find out the full details of this long distance skateboard trek. Everything from a breakdown of my kit and reviews to my daily blog, GPS route and gallery updates showing off my seeping blisters.