About Me

Who is Captain Yeller?

Hi, I’m Jelle, a globetrotter with more circles around the planet than around the sun, based in the medieval city of Bruges in Belgium. Started boarding planes in 2010 and lost count by now but managed to explore more than 70 countries with a full time job. Since my time on this planet is limited to maximum 100 years, I’m trying to get the most out of this experience called ‘life’. Feeding a deep desire to discover the magic of our planet, on a budget and without a driver license.

Much of my free time outside work exists out of creating master plans for my next adventures. Creating those plans takes a lot of time and energy with searching a million websites for information. After the adventure the memories stay forever but the plans turned to dust. After 40 circles around the sun, writing them down on this blog can give them a new eternal life and help others to discover the magic and beauty of the planet.

With an endless list of experiences this might give you a small taste of what’s to come. From the most Northern settlement of the world until a few 100 kilometers from Antarctica on a failed expedition, crossed entire Latin America. Reached more than 5000 meters of height and went more than 300 meters underground. Left footprints on the most beautiful hikes, traveled more than 2000 kilometers on the Amazon river, explored 100’s of ancient ruins all over the world, crawled in and climbed on top of the biggest pyramids in the world, walked and camped on erupting volcanoes and glaciers, released baby turtles in the ocean, spotted wild endangered pygmy elephants, wild orangutans, swam with sharks and dolphins, watched whales, observed petroglyphs on many continents.. and did a lot of simple city trips too.

Left footprints in: Albania, Antarctica, Argentina, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Georgia, Guatemala, France, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Svalbard/Spitsbergen, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Qatar, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Republic of Užupis, Vatican City, Vietnam, Yemen.