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Day #11 – Rotterdam, Netherlands. I left Boston on a rainy Monday evening. It was a good send off from the few people I know in that city. Since it was a night flight to Oslo, the intention was to sleep, but rarely does that ever happen for me on a plane […]

Onward to the Midwest

I’ve departed New England with a greater appreciation for the Southern spring than I’ve had ever. The nights were cold and wet while camping in a few of the National Parks and Forests in the area, but we did catch a couple of beautiful sunsets where the clouds parted just before the dark ended the day […]

The 50/50 Project

I made it to Boston after a four-day drive and a smooth 1,300 miles. My goal was to sit down and have a chat with at least one person from every state, take their portrait, and move on to the next. It quickly became evident this wasn’t exactly realistic with the timeline I had set for myself. In one day I drove through five states from D.C. to Connecticut […]

A Portrait of America

In the last week of April, I’ll begin a cross-country road-trip through the United States. Leaving from Memphis, Tennessee, I’ll drive northeast to New England for the first leg and continue in a haphazard zig-zag from coast to coast to coast in a route that stretches over 12,000 miles […]

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Sojourn Studio is a creative project to document and showcase my travels from around the world. This site is a curated collection of my writings and photography, a visual travelogue, which I hope will intrigue and inspire others to sojourn abroad in search of their own adventures.

My name is Chris Hayden.

My name is Chris Hayden.

I make music, I write, and I photograph my memories from a world of adventure. I’m a sojourner and I’m back on the road for the summer of 2017.

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