Buy Laptop Computer

My Guide to Buying a New Laptop Computer

Ok, well, it looks like I’ve decided to write on this blog again. I guess that I just had to make a conscious decision that this blog wouldn’t be a priority to me. By that, I mean that I won’t feel guilty if I don’t post for a month or two. That this blog comes with no expectations or requirements. That if I ever feel like writing, this blog provides an outlet for me to get my thoughts into the written word. However, if nobody reads it, that’s ok. And if you decide to read it, hopefully I’ll provide some value … Continue Reading →

Deep Creek Lake, MD

I’m Still Alive and Well

I know, I haven’t written anything on this blog in a while. In fact, I’ve had a few friends and family reach out to me with concern because of my absence both on this blog and in social media. However, I’m still alive and well and I have not yet been raped or murdered while hitch hiking, couch surfing, or making random friends off of craigslist. Washington DC has been great to me so far, and I’ve really been enjoying living on the east coast and getting to experience a new city and area. I’ve been pretty focused on trying … Continue Reading →

It's Crunch Time

It’s Crunch Time

Yep, it’s crunch time I’ve officially moved to Washington DC and it’s beautiful here. However, I didn’t move here with the intent to sight see. Although I do want to experience what the area has to offer, the reason I decided to move here was because I started to feel some anxiety and I decided that it’s crunch time. What I mean by that is it’s time to stop traveling and just enjoying experiences and it’s time for me to settle somewhere and get to work. My first goal since arriving here has been to try and reduce my living … Continue Reading →

AutoZone loan-a-tool service

Minimalist Tool Kit – How to Live Without Tools

Recently, as I decided to get rid of a lot of the things I don’t use, I only kept a small minimalist tool kit for the most essential tools. What’s in my minimalist tool kit? A screwdriver. Yep, that’s it. Now, I know I’m not a very manly man – and by that I mean I don’t get my hands dirty and fix cars and other things very often. However, as I’ve discussed with people what I was doing by getting rid of things that I never use, or only use very infrequently, the question of what tools would I … Continue Reading →

Where to Now

Where To Now?

Lately, almost every person I’ve talked to has asked me where I’m going to next. It has been kind of fun to have people assume that I’m just going to keep traveling around the world. I was strongly considering flying to Central or South America, especially with how cheap the tickets were that I was looking at. I could fly to Guatemala City(one-way) for $150, get to Panama for $165, and get to Bogota, Columbia for around $195. If you haven’t booked a flight with Spirit Airlines before, I strongly recommend them if price is your primary concern. They charge for anything … Continue Reading →

Frugality vs Minimalism

Frugality vs Minimalism

Ever since I can remember I’ve been a frugal person. I’ve always saved and have really hated to waste money. Even when I actually need to buy something, sometimes I have to go shopping multiple times until I can finally be in the mood to spend money. Although my habits of frugality have changed over time, I’ve always been frugal. As I think about it, I’ve also been somewhat of a minimalist most of my life. Probably not to the same extent that I’ve embraced it recently, but because of my frugality I’ve never been one to pursue the accumulation … Continue Reading →

Why Owning Stuff Sucks

Why Owning Stuff Sucks

When I was in the Dominican Republic, I was trying to decide where I should go to next. I was looking at flights to Central and South America and was thinking about flying there. However, ever since I had left Las Vegas, I had this nagging in the back of my mind. What was the nagging for? I had left my stuff in Las Vegas. Maybe that sounds stupid, but it’s the truth. Because I had parked my car full of stuff in Las Vegas, it would continue to come to my mind. At times I would wonder if my … Continue Reading →

Traveling Is Not Expensive

Traveling Is Not Expensive

Traveling is not expensive. Cruises are expensive; All-inclusive resorts are expensive; Paying for hotels every night is expensive; but traveling is not inherently expensive. It’s all about how you do it. I’ve come to realize that we as Americans have a certain image of what it means and what it requires to travel. We typically have an image of the some of the activities I mentioned above. We typically expect that to travel we must have a lot of money and a lot of vacation days. We also typically expect to have a very specific purpose to travel and don’t … Continue Reading →

Dominican Adventures

Dominican Adventures

I’ve now been in the Dominican Republic for about a week and a half and so this post is going to be a complication of a few different thoughts and fun adventures I’ve had since I’ve arrived here. Driving in Latin America I’ve heard so many stories from different people about the driving in Latin America, but, you just don’t understand until you’ve experienced it yourself. Basically, there are car lanes, traffic lights, and the rules are mostly the same here in the Dominican Republic. The main difference is that people aren’t very obedient to the laws. You really have … Continue Reading →

What Am I Doing

What Am I Doing?

So, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people about what I’m doing with my life right now. Both from people I’ve known for a while and from people I’ve met in the Dominican Republic. If you’ve read all of my blog posts, you probably have a pretty good idea of what I’m doing and the reason behind it. However, since I know most people haven’t done that, this post is an attempt to explain, as succinctly as possible, what I’m doing with my life right now. Many of those who know me well often describe me as being … Continue Reading →