Life Lessons

Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Many of the life lessons I apply to solo travel I learned from past experiences completely unrelated to travel. My regular gig these days is bookkeeping and most of my life I have been in the accounting line of work. I also daytraded for six years and learned many life lessons that I can apply […]

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Putting the “Pro” in Procrastination – deadlines anyone?

Putting the “Pro” in Procrastination – deadlines anyone?

What is it about deadlines that I must flirt with them so extensively before finally giving in to them? In two weeks plus three days I will be traipsing around Alpine Texas and not sitting in my Austin apartment, on my fiendishly stylish (and oh-so-comfortable) Humanscale Liberty office chair, that should have been listed on Craigslist quite some time […]

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Going Nomadic – Forgetting Fear – Taking a Leap

Going Nomadic – Forgetting Fear – Taking a Leap

While transitioning to my soon-to-be nomadic lifestyle, occasional moments of fear and doubt creep into my psyche. I shoo the negative thoughts away pronto! I don’t have time for doubts and fears. I have too many things to do before I leave for my year-long road trip adventure. My brain is skilled at creating what if scenarios […]

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Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

It has been a month since I wrote about weighing the pros and cons of going nomadic. Whether I embrace the location independent lifestyle or not I am starting to downsize my life. I want to have fewer possessions. Planning on going nomadic gives me the motivation to start getting rid of stuff. Each day […]

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Nomadic Lifestyle – Pros and Cons – Should I Go Nomadic?

Nomadic Lifestyle – Pros and Cons – Should I Go Nomadic?

Am I going nomadic? I have been tossing around the idea of turning my lifestyle nomadic for the past couple of years and now. I am taking some steps towards turning my dream of becoming location independent into a reality. Will I have the confidence to follow through? This whole idea of going nomadic started to take shape […]

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Fear Traveling Alone? Who to Trust While Traveling Solo

Fear Traveling Alone? Who to Trust While Traveling Solo

For those who fear traveling alone, not knowing who to trust can be petrifying. Trust is a major aspect of solo travel. Trust in one’s own gut instinct, intuition, or whatever you want to call it, is vital to a solo traveler. I think it’s vital to anyone but it becomes even more important when […]

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Fear Traveling Alone? – Overcoming Language Barriers

Fear Traveling Alone? – Overcoming Language Barriers

The fear of traveling alone is so intense for some people they simply do not travel solo and some do not travel at all. I have had many conversations with people that long to travel but are afraid to travel alone so I decided I would write a new series on Solo Trips And Tips about the issues […]

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Getting Lost While Traveling – Enjoy Losing Your Way

Getting Lost While Traveling – Enjoy Losing Your Way

Getting lost while traveling is a given for me. I am directionally challenged. I expect to get lost when I’m traveling but I do not get upset about it. I’m unable to pinpoint the exact moment when it happened but I have been possessed by the wanderlust for many years. I believe the seed may […]

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11 Years Without Watching TV and I Do Not Miss it!

11 Years Without Watching TV and I Do Not Miss it!

I remember well the summer I quit watching TV. In May 2003 I was introduced to the world of glass fusing – also known as kiln formed glass. I took an introductory class at the now defunct Art Glass Fusing Center in Austin. I was enthralled with learning everything I could about kiln formed glass. […]

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Kindness of Strangers Around the World

Kindness of Strangers Around the World

Traveling solo I often wind up in neighborhoods where there are no other tourists when I’m traveling simply because that is where some of the art museums happen to be located. As a solo traveler I must rely on my own navigational abilities but I often seek assistance from strangers. When I was in Medellin, […]

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Travel Tips – Less Stuff and More Travel – More Happiness

Travel Tips – Less Stuff and More Travel – More Happiness

Shortly after moving to Austin, TX in 1999 I began daytrading with a proprietary trading firm and spent six years daytrading. I did little travel during that time, a few North American destinations including my annual trip to Calgary to visit family but no international travel. I was making steady money but not a lot […]

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