Me posing at with a surreal landscape at the Tatacoa Desert in Villavieja, Huila, Colombia.


My name is Mike. I have been earthdrifting on and off for over two decades or most of my adult life.

I have recently spent close to a year in tropically-abundant Colombia, where a good chunk of time has been in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Magdalena, in an idyllic, eco-friendly, nature town. Prior to that, I spent a few years in northeastern Saudi Arabia, where I was super-fortunate to land a university English teaching position. This has allowed me the means to explore the tropical, coastal and rugged piece of earth, which is colossal Colombia. Mixed in to that travel mix was a few weeks of Ciudad de Mexico and Oaxaca, a hint of what appears to be a magical Mexico.

Between teaching posts, I was able to travel along distant and high stretches of South American terrain. And during copious short breaks from the Arabian peninsula jobs, I had the planet-prancing ability to jaunt to exotic Egypt, surreal Sri Lanka and Himalayan Nepal. I even spent 30 hours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Arabian peninsula is smack-dab in the center of this drift-worthy, diverse earth.

I have lived and worked in Japan and Norway after working in a few administrative positions where I’m from, Massachusetts in the US.

I believe that trying to learn the language of the country you’re in, is a super-fun endeavor. I can’t spend extensive time in a land without trying to tackle its tongue. This site will provide insights on efficient ways to learn languages, like Spanish, because I believe that alternative communication ability expands brain capacity and enhances awe and wonder.

Visiting different sections of our mammoth sphere has inspired an innate fondness for real, whole, live, tasty food. I believe processed or partially fake food limits people by driving them further away from a fuller existence, so I aim to explore ultra-healthy eating. Sabroso y saludable. Delicious and nutritious.

Philosophy, psychology, open-mindedness, pluralism and limitless growth potential are this blog. Until we morph into more, Earthdrifter is a travel wellness blog that allows me to document my insights and ideas through the infinitely rich avenue of writing.

Michael Green, May 29, ’22

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