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.
When I first took my trip around the world, before it became a non-fiction memoir, it was a travel blog. Eventually, I realized that there was way too much going on to capture the essence of what I was trying to say in a series of blog posts, so I made it a book. Before that happened, I made four blog posts, each about the country I was visiting. They were later edited to become the first chapters in my book! This was the first post, about Korea. Read More...