Asking the Right Questions

I’ve had a minor breakthrough today in my efforts to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. I don’t have answers yet. But I may have removed (or reduced to rubble) an obstacle in my thought process. I’m cautiously optimistic that with a few more days of contemplation, I might finally have some answers. Even though Read More …

Job Satisfaction & Generation Lifestyles

Last night, I was reading a post from one of my hitchhiker friends on my Facebook feed. In that post, he explained that he had traveled 200 miles that day and was flat broke. He used a gift card to buy dinner and coffee, and then cashed out the rest for beer money. When I see posts from him that Read More …

Home Sweet Home

When I finish my tour of North America at the end of this year, not only will I have to find a new job, but I’ll have to find a new home, as well. Although I believe finding a home will be relatively easier than finding a new job, the hunt will not be without obstacles. The Chicken and the Read More …

Nomadic Tattoos

Yesterday, I got a few nomadic tattoos to commemorate my transition to a lifestyle of travel and exploration. These supplement the two haunt-themed tattoos I got done last year. Nomadic Tattoos The first one is just a variation of a very common nomadic tattoo I’ve seen online – the outline of a globe on the wearer’s feet.  Rather than chop Read More …

Conversion Van Retrofits for the North American Tour

I’ve recently discovered how to sleep semi-comfortably in my Chevrolet Silverado. However, for a trip that could last upwards of six months, I wanted a larger vehicle that could accommodate a full sleeping area, space for my dog to move around in, and plenty of cargo room. Last August, I picked up a 1991 Chevrolet G20 conversion van, and worked last fall and this Read More …

Spartan Envy

As Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are fond of saying, minimalism is not a radical lifestyle – it is a tool. Take any two people who identify as minimalists, and you’re likely to see two very different lifestyles. There is no right way to be a minimalist, and minimalism is not a competition to see who can own the least Read More …