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North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia October 8th 2018

I've got a dog named Winston that's around 10 months old. I didn't plan on getting him, or any dog for that matter. I've got two cats and a bird, and they've kept me busy enough as it is. One cat is older (18) and the other is 7. The younger cat demands constant attention while the older cat only wants to know when I'm going to feed him. The bird is a loud mess, but she's easy enough to travel with. Put her in a cat carrier and give her some food, she's ready to go anywhere. One day I went online and stumbled across the local animal shelter , and saw a pic of a newborn puppy. For some reason, I decided that I wanted him right away. He's got one of those faces ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia October 1st 2018

As I was looking at free pictures for my last blog post of the beach, I had this random thought: I love the beach, but I never actually go there. I mean, right now I don't go because I live in Kansas. There aren't many beaches (see: none) out here, so that's not a surprise. What's strange though is that I lived in Florida for five years before I moved here. I moved to Kansas from St. Petersburg, FL, and lived about ten minutes from the beach. I wanted to live on the beach, but I never wanted to go out there and hang out. First, it's hot. In Florida, there's no such thing as waiting until it cools down a little. I'd sweat in the middle of December, which was strange for me. Two, there's ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia October 1st 2018

In my last entry, I determined that I would start my RV travels in San Diego. It seems like as good a place as any, and to be honest, starting in one corner and zig-zagging across the country adds a little symmetry to the adventure, doesn't it? After having some time to think about it, however, I don't know if San Diego is the best option for me. The city seems amazing, but I have a strange love/hate connection with Los Angeles. On one hand, I can't stand certain parts of it: the crime, the traffic, the superiority complex. On the other hand, I love it. There's always something to do, the weather is about as close to perfect as you can get, and it's Los Angeles. Lakers basketball. Universal Studios. The Coliseum. The best food ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia September 24th 2018

Over the past few years, I've tried to take at least two to three big trips a year. Sometimes, depending on work, I've only managed to go on one. This year, about a month ago, I spent some time in Colorado and Wyoming. It was a great trip. The states are beautiful, I visited places I've never seen before, and I got to meet some great people. It was the first vacation I've taken in a while where I wasn't worried about getting back home to make sure things were okay. Now that I'm back home, I find myself wanting more. There's an urge to get back out on the road and see what I'll find. I've always been restless; I went to Alaska for a while on a whim right out of high school, traveled ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia September 24th 2018

The idea of doing a "how do I travel forever series" just popped into my head when I realized that I have a solid eight hours with nothing to do. It sounds so delightfully formal, doesn't it? If you're looking for a how-to guide, I have some bad news. This isn't it. This series is a collection of random ideas that I've had over the past few months. A thought process about how to travel forever and make the most of it. In my last article, I talked about buying an RV and living a life on the road. In this article, I want to expound upon the idea of turning the travel life into a job. I already have a job, but money is power on the road, so why not try to make more? ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia September 24th 2018

In the first article, I thought about the idea of hitting the road and randomly driving until I found a place. This was about an hour and a half ago. I've since changed my mind. I'm going to Cali! There are a few reasons for this, most of them practical. One, it's California. The Red Hot Chili Peppers weren't wrong when they said: "Everybody's been there and I don't mean on vacation ". It seems like every person you meet has a Cali story, even if you know that half of them have never been. It's a place that's captured the imagination of Americans since the state was first settled. It represents opportunity and hope. It's a great place to start a travel YouTube channel as well. When you think of American cities, two of the ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia September 17th 2018

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about why I don't fly. If you missed it, the short answer is irrational fear. I admit that it's an insane stance to take, but it is what it is. With that said, there's something you should know about me. When I make declarations, such as "I don't fly" things tend to get messy. A few days after writing that article, I had some family issues that needed my attention. The problem is that I'm in Kansas, and I needed to get to Albany, NY. Normally, I would hop in a car and drive there, but I needed to get there as soon as possible. Without going into detail, it was a time-sensitive affair. In short, I had to fly. I guess I didn't have to, but the ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia September 17th 2018

Most people, after having a near death experience (which is how I classify my flight, even though things went well) would go to Vegas and spend their money on poker and girls. I wasn't in Vegas, however. I was in Albany, NY, a city whose claim to fame is "the city that isn't NYC or Buffalo." Luckily, sitting north of Albany is Adirondack Park, one of the most beautiful places in the United States. The problem was that I had my friend, my sister, my niece, and her kid stuffed into a rental car. After the flight, I was staring and wanted to eat. Normally, I'd go to Taco Bell and call it a day, but my niece is one of those anti-fast food people. She hates anything that takes less than five minutes to make. ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia September 17th 2018

Flying home wasn't as terrible as I thought. I suppose that it's because I did it once two days before and survived, so I figured I'm good at that point. Don't get me wrong, I don't plan on ever flying again, but when you fly that much over the course of three days, you're too tired to care what happens. Just make it quick. I spent the better part of that night putting together a "how to" guide for the Albany airport because I was scheduled to fly out before my family. I didn't want to leave them there without knowing that they knew what to do. It wasn't altruism on my part; it was me not wanting to have to go back in the near future. Call me selfish if you must. I did a ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Emporia September 4th 2018

Traveling overseas has always been a difficult endeavor for me. Honestly, traveling across the country isn't easy, but I do it. It's not because I can't find the time. I work from home; as long as I have an internet connection and the motivation, I can make as much money as I want. The problem is getting to the destination. I've always had an irrational fear of flying. I've heard the statistics. I know that driving from Kansas to Los Angeles is more dangerous than flying there statistically. I know that planes are safe, that millions of them arrive at their destination without any problems. The thing is, and bear with me for a moment, is that I don't care. The planes that make it don't grab my attention. The ones that don't though? They are ... read more




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