Long-term travel, consumerism, and purging

stuffLong- term travelers of all kinds will tell you that one of the most important preliminary steps to taking off is The Purge. That period of time that you devote to deciding which material possessions will still be necessary and dear to your heart after traipsing all over the globe in pursuit of clarity, freedom, connection, adventure, and knowledge. Clothing is donated, items are sold to … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | October 23, 2015
Category: Ethical Travel, Ethics, General

Ellis Emmett: The nine most important things in life

EllisThe first things you notice about Ellis Emmett are his piercing blue eyes, the source of his deep, rolling laugh. This is a guy who loves life, and lives large; that much is clear from the moment he shakes your hand. He’s a builder, a farmer, an expert white water rafter, a mountain climber, an avid traveler, a photographer, a writer, and co-host of the … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (5)  | September 16, 2015
Category: Adventure Travel, General

Re-imagining college education with the Wayfinding Academy

Imagine a team full of change-makers led by a former University professor and consisting of others with a multitude of careers in higher education and educational, political, and media non-profit organizations.

Imagine them collaborating to create an alternative college that addresses a big problem in higher education: too many young people getting to college and not knowing why they are there, spending numerous years there accumulating massive debt, and arriving at graduation without knowing … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | August 14, 2015
Category: General

A couple ways to avoid travel burnout.

Traveling the world long-term rewards people with unforgettable adventures, timeless memories. However, long-term travel often comes with a price in the form of travel burnout. \

Long-Term travel means that you are most likely moving consistently. It is a wild experiencing jetting around the globe immersing yourself in vivacious cultures, colossal temples, and unmatched landscape.

However, after months or years travelers can start to get tired of the road, seeing temple after temple, packing and … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | May 8, 2015
Category: General

A chance to study writing in Paris this summer


Creative Writing Workshop at the Paris American Academy July 1st through the 29th, 2015

I’ll be teaching an intensive, month-long creative writing workshop at the Paris American Academy this July. College credit is available for this hands-on English-language writing program, which includes courses in:

Fiction Poetry Travel Writing Memoir Screenplays and dramatic writing Journal Writing Presentation and Performance

In addition to taking classes and amassing … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | May 7, 2015
Category: General

Vagabonding Field Report: Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

A popular backpackers stop off, Gili Trawangan (Gili T) is part of a very small chain of islands just off of Lombok and near Bali. Many people come here to learn to dive because it’s prices are competetive and the island has a reputation for parties. It’s also unique in that there are no motor vehicles or dogs allowed and the only form of transportation on the island apart from your own two feet is … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (3)  | May 6, 2015
Category: Asia, General, Vagabonding Field Reports

Vagabonding Field Report: getting ready to sail the seas on the Oliver Hazard Perry

Currently, I am in Newport Rhode Island getting ready to sail on the Oliver Hazard Perry for the next five months. The ship is in the final stages of getting ready to sail. It is a massive 280 foot long tall ship named the Oliver Hazard Perry.


Cost Per Day

Newport can be expensive if you are eating seafood every meal or shopping at the … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | April 24, 2015
Category: General

Pro’s and con’s of traveling solo

Over the last decade, I have traveled with both, friends and tour groups; however, the majority of my travels have been solo.

Solo traveling is exciting. There is no greater buzz than standing in an airport preparing to board a plane to a far off country all by yourself. The thrill of adventure and the unknown is amplified when traveling solo.

However, like every mode of travel, it is a two-sided coin; it has its good … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (1)  | April 10, 2015
Category: General, On The Road, Solo Travel

Le Musee du Fumeur: Paris


Wander through the 11th arrondissement of Paris toward the dead celebrities of Pere Lachaise Cemetery, and there’s a decent chance you’ll stumble across a small gallery called “Le Musée du

Fumeur.” Unlike the hallowed halls of the Louvre or the Musée d’Orsay, there is no tyranny of expectation in this tiny, smoking-themed museum. No smiling Mona Lisa or reclining Olympia dictates where the random tourist … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (0)  | April 4, 2015
Category: General