I’m Jakob, aka "the Headless Nomad". I was born in Elsinore, Denmark, a land of castles and cobblestone streets. But as gorgeous as this place is, the great outdoors and the open road was always calling my name. While other kids were watching TV and playing video games, I was pitching tents and plotting hiking trails. I was bitten by the travel bug early in life, so I went traveling, hitting over 20 European countries — even the super cold ones.

Me sitting in front of a frozen volcano
From my Iceland trip to a frozen volcano (called Kerið)

Did I mention I’m only 23? Even though I’m just starting my adult life, I’ve racked up a lot of life experiences that I’m eager to share with people who, like me, start to get a little itchy if they’ve been indoors too long. I’m working toward a degree in computer science, but I won’t be heading for a condo-and-cubicle lifestyle after I graduate. I’ll be living my long-time dream of being a full-time RVer. Eating, sleeping, and working remotely out of a home-on-wheels, with the wind and wildlife (and other nomadic types) as my friends and companions.

Since launching HeadlessNomad in 2021, me and my fellow writers (Thomas, Tyler, and Jason) have published over 400 posts, and we’re just getting started! Even though I prefer surfing the ocean to surfing the internet, I carved out this corner of the online world to connect with fellow wanderers, nomads, and nature lovers. Why? Because I believe that a glowing screen is no match for a crackling campfire. That air conditioning could never be better than a fresh breeze. That a meal cooked over a fire beats a five-star restaurant any day.

Me sitting next to a small drone
My first time flying a drone (the DJI Mavic Mini)

But most of all, I believe that nature is for everyone. And I want to help you get out there, so you can feel the wind in your hair and get some dirt under your fingernails and some sand in your shoes. Whether you go for a short hike with your dog at your side and a drink in your hand or hit the road full-time in an RV.

HeadlessNomad is more than just a blog. It’s a cross between a modern guidebook, a survival manual, and a traveler’s diary. Here you’ll find wild tales from the outdoors, hot tips on cool out-of-the-way spots, and tons of insider info on a range of topics, like hiking, camping, RVing, and watersports. Join me on the adventure! And don’t be shy about getting in touch if you have a question or want to share a cool story of your own. Reach out to me here and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Happy trails and see you on the road!

Jakob