31 Essential Oktoberfest Tips This list of Oktoberfest tips is based on my Munich Oktoberfest experiences in 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Despite subjecting my liver to a gluttony of beer guzzling greatness, I am thankfully still alive to offer you this advice. These are things TO DO and NOT DO to make the absolute, Read More

How Much to Retire Early

My Goal: Freedom 35 People often tell me that my travel goals are crazy but, in many ways, my goals for early retirement are even crazier. Being raised and educated in Canada, I was always encouraged to obtain a university education, find a secure career, claw my way up the corporate ladder, and prepare to, Read More

Well, it is late-January and I’ve been thinking about this post for the last three weeks without actually writing anything. While I’m not a huge fan of “New Year Resolutions”, I do think it is important to regularly reflect on my own successes and failures from the past and set goals for the future, Read More

The Best Belgian Beers One of my main reasons for going to Belgium was to sample as many of their delicious beers as I could. As I was only there for 3 days, I think I did a pretty damn good job in my sampling, though I must admit it was a lot more, Read More

My 20s were remarkable. I had lots of wonderful experiences, met loads of amazing people, traveled to many incredible destinations, and learned a number of surprising things. Although it is hard to come up with a list of only 20 highlights from the last 10 years, these are definitely the 20 experiences that stick, Read More

Click HERE to Read from the Beginning 9. Road Trip to Victoria and Hiking the West Coast Trail and Juan de Fuca Trail Summers in Canada are wonderful and I made the most of July/August in 2010 when I completed a road trip with buddies from Calgary to Vancouver Island and then hiked the, Read More

Click HERE to Read from the Beginning. 14. New York After having no interest in visiting New York for a number of years due to my perception of it being a large and unfriendly city, I finally made a trip there and was very pleasantly surprised. I have always enjoyed smaller towns and villages and, Read More

When I think about my life as being broken up into decades, I realize just how different each decade of my life will be. My first decade was all about learning the basics: how to walk, how to talk, how to read, how to write, and simple life skills. Looking back, it was pretty, Read More

Click here to read the things I learned in my 20s from the beginning 8. Do Not Be Cheap Over my 20s, I slowly learned the value of quality over quantity. Whether it be clothing, tools, furniture, appliances, or sporting equipment, sometimes it is cheaper to spend more. Buying high quality should also reduce the environmental, Read More