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.
One of the best ways to experience the culture of a place is through its food. Just hit the street stalls to get a taste of time-honored traditions and a slice of local life. With culinary travel exploding in 2015, Holiday Lettings helps me serve up street food ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner around the world.
By the time I made it to Singapore, I knew I had been living a unique romance novel. I had already accidentally kissed a ladyboy in Philippines, and when I was in Singapore, a dude tried to touch me in the middle of the night. Being totally straight, I told him to refrain, but the story was good enough to finally convince me that I needed to stop writing a blog and start writing a book. This was my last blog entry that eventually became a chapter in my book! Read more...