Welcome to The Zen Nomad!

My name’s Daniel, and I believe that you can learn to love yourself, find your inner truth and transform your life through travel.

Since 2012, I’ve been on a transformational self-exploration journey, hitchhiking and CouchSurfing 40,000km across 40 countries.

The journey was a life-changing journey for many reasons. I learned acceptance, self-love and discovered that travel is a powerful catalyst for the transformation of one’s mindset, values and beliefs.

From day one I kept video logs, wrote dozens of journals, and video interviewed over 50 people.

From Mormons to ex-convicts to nudists, I didn’t seek gurus, but everyday people who were willing to share their dreams, philosophies and what they’d learned about life.

After four years, 22 journals, 100s of pages of notes, 100+ hours of video footage and 27,000 photos, I’m ready to share what was a life changing and transformational journey by writing my first book - The Zen Nomad.

You can read more about The Zen Nomad book and pre-order your copy here.

You can read more of my writing in The Zen Nomad blog or on Medium.

You can contact me here.


The Zen Nomad Vision

"I believe in the transformative power of travel."

The purpose of The Zen Nomad is to inspire and empower more people to embark on their own self-discovery journey.

To achieve that vision, I’m writing my first book, The Zen Nomad, which will be released in January 2017.

I’ll post two articles each week in the TZN blog leading up to the release of the book.

Each article will explore themes and snippets from the book, using stories, lessons and anecdotes from people I met on my journey.


The Future of The Zen Nomad

By purchasing your copy of The Zen Nomad today, you are contributing to a lifetime enquiry into the human experience.

The Zen Nomad is a project for life and all of the proceeds from this book will be used to fund a 6-month adventure to Asia in late 2017.

The trip will be an enquiry into Eastern thought and Buddhism, adventuring and interviewing interesting people along the way.

The end product of this trip will be an inspiring documentary plus the second book of The Zen Nomad series.