After a year of travels followed by three years of writing and editing, the story emerges of a yearning seeker who trades safety and the American Dream for fearlessness and a new way of living. Worn from the paradigm of a 9-5 office job, an early marriage, and a lack of spiritual connectedness, the author’s world is turned upside-down after an arrest, a divorce, and leaving the only career he knows in search of something more.
As a new paradigm of connecting with himself, his surroundings, and his experience emerges, the writer sets out on a quest to circle the planet, piecing together an around-the-world path with a series of one-way flights and hosts he finds online, who graciously offer nights on their couches to him for free. In the process, he discovers an efficient and groundbreaking method of cheap travel with technology and mindfulness, but more importantly, discovers how intention and unconditional love makes the world go 'round.
I've been working hard to edit Spin the World Around: One Man's Mission for Intention and Unconditional Love and make it the most notable travel memoir since Eat, Pray, Love... except it covers 24 countries instead of 3 and is about a guy instead of a girl. Anyway, I wanted to share this fun story about my experience with Absinthe in the Czech Republic with an excerpt from the upcoming book.
"I can tell you so many bloody stories," the ornery British bartender bellowed in an accent somewhere between England and Australia. "I was serving at this bar down the street, and a guy wanted me to give him a third shot of absinthe. I don’t serve anyone a third shot. I told him, 'No way!' They made me do it, so I gave it to the fucker. Bloody hell. Two hours later, I got a call from the fire brigade that the guy took his pants off and was dancing naked at another club. Of course, the cops came," he bellowed. "Never drink a third shot of Absinthe."