My 2011 has been quite the adventure with several overseas trips and a couple of big ones here in Australia. In this post, I lay out what has happened in my 2011 travel life. Have a read, and then share yours!
I started out the year on such a run and with big goals. Sadly, you’ve probably noticed that my daily posts have disappeared, and before that my daily photos were kind of minimal. Phooey.
Through the process, I’ve realized that there is only so much one person can do, and the daily posts brought me to a very… Read more
I can't believe it is already the last day of the month of September! October starts tomorrow and that is a time in Australia when more and more individuals find themselves outdoors. But I'm heading out towards the end of the month, on a trip I am both excited and nervous about.
Patience has never been one of my virtues. Even as a kid I wanted immediate action and immediate satisfaction. What? You want me to wait until another day to go buy a new favorite toy? I’m not doing anything, and you’re not doing anything… let’s go now. It’s just the way I’ve always been, and it is a quality that… Read more
I was the lucky recipient of a new Ford Focus test drive for a week that ended this Monday. Read more about the fun places this car took me around Sydney during my week (beaches, beaches, beaches!), as well as my thoughts on some of the great, high-tech features inside!
On Monday I was given a nice little gift: A new Ford Focus was dropped off at my front door with a full tank of gas and the ability to go wherever I want for an entire week!
So, I’ve been driving around town, going to the shops, picking Pat up from the station, going cruising to places like… Read more
What does travel mean to you?
In light of yesterday’s post on my work from home life, I thought today would be a good day to talk about how I got here.
Without ever starting my big travel life, I might still be in Peoria, Illinois working in the IT Help Desk at Caterpillar. Ok, so probably not;… Read more
The reality of the work from home life (of a freelancer/blogger) is more like you work your bum off or you don't make any money. I probably work twice as much in my self-employed life than I ever did in a real job, and there have been many challenges to overcome in order to make it a viable income source.
I made my way to Belmore Park in Sydney where I met up with a few dozen other travel lovers to take part in the Great Nomads Chase, sponsored by World Nomads. To be honest, I, along with many of my mates, didn't know what exactly was in store for us. We waited in anticipation for the instructions to be released and the games to begin!
Pat called to let me know he had started the rather long journey home from work, and to chat. I took it upon myself to blurt out a thing or two clawing away at my otherwise calm mind. "The language school wrote back and said that all their school dorm rooms were booked up." I could hear the disappointment come out in Pat's voice when he responded.
As the title suggests, I have completed the thrifty ebook compilation! This free eBook covers topics ranging from packing and gear to luxury thrifting from some of the best travel bloggers on the market. Hopefully the reading leaves you inspired to be thrifty because you know what they say: A thrifty traveler is a happy traveler!