Freewheel Finance: The Power of “Faking It” Mindfully

After a year of faking it and doing a lot of unpaid work, I’m [sorta] making it. (more...) [8 comments]


Vanquishing the Hangries, One Roadtrip at a Time

The scene is a gas station somewhere in Illinois or Indiana. It’s 2012, I’m 21 years old and Macky and I are driving his beat up Subaru Legacy across the country. (To read my three part treatise on the Subaru’s … (more...) [2 comments]


January 2015: New Zealand Makes It All Better [Vlog]

Sometimes when I’m in the US or traveling somewhere else in the world, I feel a little silly about constantly waxing poetic about New Zealand. I mean, it’s great, right, but how can any place be THAT great? Clearly, I’ve … (more...) [4 comments]

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How To Not Get Sick While Traveling (from someone who did it all wrong)

You know that moment when you say something and then you immediately realize that by saying it you’ve doomed yourself and it’s too late to do anything about it (except, perhaps, knocking on wood, but we all know how well … (more...) [3 comments]


Four Things I Learned Riding a Motor Scooter in Thailand (And 2015 Resolutions)

If I can ride a moped through rush hour traffic in Chiang Mai, shouldn’t I be able to, with practice and effort, sing a damn harmony line? (more...) [4 comments]


2014 in the Rear-View Mirror

It’s been a great year, and judging by the first three days of 2015, this year is going to be one to match. But before we go charging on to new things, new resolutions and goals, we need to process … (more...) [0 comments]

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The Ultimate European Airline Nightmare (and some tips on how not to cope)

The story I am about to tell you is not THE ultimate nightmare, but it is MY personal nightmare, one that has plagued my dreams in many forms for years and that finally came alive on a Tuesday in October in Palermo, Italy. (more...) [5 comments]


November Wrap Up and OHEMGEE, IT’S A VLOG!!!

Update on my life for the past month. Also, Macky and I take a stab at vlogging. (more...) [2 comments]