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Traveling is my #1 favorite hobby for so many reasons. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey in London, Sydney Opera House, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and The Great Wall of China – just to name a few. Great sights and famous landmarks is a given when traveling. But aside from the legendary attractions, what I love most about traveling and experiencing new places, is living like a local: finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bars that aren’t in a travel book. Whether it’s a great cheeseburger with everything on it but the kitchen sink, fantastic ice cream that tastes as if you’re eating a silky-sweet-cloud, or a bar that adds a new exotic beer to their menu every year, the hole-in-the-wall places are what make cities extraordinary.

This is dedicated to the life I live as a quasi-local in whatever city I happen to come across, living frugally, and the local gold mines and other various neighboring activities that I find in specific cities.

My Top Favorite Cities!

A running list of my top cities of all time!  Places that I’ve visited, didn’t want to leave, and could see myself seriously living there in the future!


Travel-Nut vs. The Homebody

What happens when a travel-enthusiast with itchy feet and a completely content homebody live under the same roof? Point-blank conversations that are surprisingly similar to the 5 Stages of Grief. I...

Emergency Number

A drunk guy on a bicycle, crashing, yelling, blood, police, and confused locals, all make for a very good learning situation for me. What you MUST know about being in another country in an emergency...

Bolivia Gives Legal Rights to Mother Earth

Bolivia is to become the first country in the world to give nature comprehensive legal rights in an effort to halt climate change and the exploitation of the natural world, and to improve quality of...

The Truth About Travelers

“We have been called many things. Travelers, by default. But we like to be called nomads. Explorers. Vagabonds. Adventurers. Wayfarers. Modern gypsies. Wanderers. We’ve adopted them all. A...

Don’t be a Tourist. Travel.

Don't live in fear. Don't make excuses. Don't take the easy way. Trust the world - forget what you're TOLD about living in fear! Live the dream that YOU want to live. Don't plan the stuff in between ...