Just Say “No” to Unnecessary Detours

I’m going to say a few things in this blog post that may seem contradictory. For example, I’m going to make it sound as though I like my job, even though I hate my job. Bear with me. This is a blog post of subtlety and nuance. Retail Regrets The job I have today is a job I accepted out Read More …

Reflections of a Rubber Tramp, One Month Into a New Job (and One Week Into a New Home)

Yesterday, I drove to work along my new route from my new home, and I passed by a Motel 6. I suddenly became nostalgic for the days when a stay at a Motel 6 was a luxury. What, with their flat beds, hot water, and ice machines – they were an oasis during my rubber tramping days. Honestly, it doesn’t Read More …

Life Goals, Ambition, and Legacy Shopping

I am not a man without goals or ambition. Particularly in the scope of travel, I’ve got quite a bit planned for my future. But these are bucket list items. I made these goals solely for my own benefit and enjoyment. There is no bigger picture associated with my travel plans. No one will remember that I took those trips Read More …

Serendipity and Travelling Without a Plan

The North American Tour is a unique opportunity for me to visit much of the United States and Canada in one fell swoop. It’s much cheaper and more efficient to plan one big trip as opposed to individual trips, back and forth from home to each individual location. Accordingly, I’d like to make the most of this trip and strike as many Read More …