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

Big Bend Texas

Looking Back on 2015… 2015 was a crazy year for me. Probably my craziest year ever and, given my lifestyle over the last decade, that’s saying something. Although I have always appreciated the safety risks of working in Yemen I did not expect for an international war to begin while I was there! I, Read More

193 UN Countries (+3 Countries that Should Be) A question often debated amongst travelers is “how many countries are there in the world?” Many people have different answers to this question and I personally believe in two different lists of countries: 1. The UN+3 list; and 2. The Travelers’ Century Club or TCC list (http://travelerscenturyclub.org). The UN+3, Read More

How Many Countries are in the World? A question often debated amongst travelers is “how many countries are there in the world?” Many people have different answers to this question and I personally follow two different lists of countries: 1. The UN+3 list; and 2. The Travelers’ Century Club or TCC list (http://travelerscenturyclub.org). You can read, 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