Wandering Earl

Posted on December 20, 2014
Updated October 3, 2019

Earl travels the world and writes all about it on his blog – which was chosen as one of the 25 best in the world by Time in 2012. I’d like to think I had something to do with that!

Earl is also the longest standing user of an Alistair Dark custom theme :)

Earl approached me with his idea for the site, which I built, tweaking the design as I went. Although Wandering Earl is very much a 2010 design, it’s still working well for Earl who earns a large part of his income from the site.

Working with Earl was a real pleasure, it was great to receive his positive comments which you can read for yourself on his blog.


The homepage is a crazy mishmash of different types of posts, hacked into various WordPress loops. Astoundingly, it’s held up over the years according to Earl.

The header includes a top-bar with some useful and fun bites of information:

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My personal mark on this website is a stamp-like comment-count for posts.

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