I came to Peru looking for Road Less Traveled content. I'm always attracted to displaced and forgotten communities, and enjoy shining a light on them. In this vein I found a small village of people from the Amazon now living in a pretty crappy piece of real estate in Lima. I filmed with them, left, realized I had not done my best to help them, and then came back to rectify that. Here is that story in video.
Carska Bara, just north of Belgrade, is a wetlands bird refuge that locals call the Amazon of Serbia. If you are looking for a great day trip out of Belgrade, this is a solid choice.
The original vampire, Sava Savanovic, is from Serbia. He's not who you think he is. His story has a bizarre connection to covid. I drive into the dark forest to investigate a story of horror and hysteria.
Where can we travel right now and what is it like in this new era? That's a question I've set out to answer with my diminished passport and a modicum of trepidation. I'm currently on the road exploring destinations that I can enter without restriction. Two videos are up now. More are coming every week. Subscribe to the Youtube channel and hit that notification bell to get the freshest news from the road so you can plan your next trip.
I produced this video is SW Washington state after discovering my favorite berry was just out of season. Could I find a fruitful bush somewhere in the lush forests around my parents house?
Campgrounds are the solid space between civilization and nature. If you take a deeper step towards the wild, the risks get higher, and so do the rewards. It's possible to find a secret campsite miles away from any other human being. You and your group can be totally immersed in the nature and free to do whatever you like; mindfully respecting the environment. In this video I'm sharing my technique to spot a potential secret campground on my computer at home and then going out into the field to find it. If you like to camp and are ready to take your camping game to the next level, this video is for you.
*Warning* There are two sides to isolation. You won't be found, which is great for privacy. However, if you get hurt, you won't be found. You must be confident that you can get yourself and your group out of this spot, even in a worst case scenario (car won't start, someone breaks their leg, etc.) If you are not 100% confident in your ability to handle an emergency, stay in an established campground. Leave no trace. Sweep the site for garbage before you leave.
Fires can easily get out of your control. This would be a terrible thing, possibly resulting in your death and the death of others. I'll address this in a follow up video, but look up the resources you need to do this properly.
Have an amazing adventure!
In Serbia I drove a car from a country that does not exist. That car, the Yugo (from former Yugoslavia), led me to some interesting destinations and a warm-hearted realization about the resilient nature of humanity.
Featured are the towns of Novi Sad, Zrenjanin, and Belgrade.
Filmed and co-produced by https://maximilian-sperber.com/
Special thanks to:
Aniko Kovač Krnjajić (and her father)
Podrum Šukac Winery - https://www.facebook.com/podrumsukac/
Sambansa Samba School - https://www.facebook.com/Sambansa/
I'm Jonathan Legg
The road has been my greatest teacher.. challenging stagnant beliefs, disarming prejudices, and developing understanding of others. I hope the content on this blog will bring a sliver of that juju to you.