How I Saved Up $10,000 to Fund My Travels

When I reached my early 20s, I saw something I thought I’d never see.  My bank account rolled over into five digits as I passed the $10,000 mark for the first time. I rarely tell people this because I don’t want to come off as boastful. I’m saying this now because a lack of money […]

Developing an Adventurous Mindset: Loving Fear and Uncertainty

A few years ago, when I was preparing to travel to Belize, a friend of mine asked me what my plans for the trip were.  Specifically she wanted to know if I had a place to stay arranged before I arrived. When I told her no, she was aghast.  What would I do if I […]

How to Negotiate a Month of Travel from Work

A few months ago I got back from Morocco where I had been living and traveling for two months.  Rather than quitting my job, I took a leave of absence so I could go back to my position when I returned. This is the fourth time I’ve had an employer let me take time off […]

What a Moroccan Fisherman Taught Me About Life

I got back from Morocco about two weeks ago.  In total I spent over two months there with most of that time in Casablanca. Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and the commercial center for the country. It’s definitely not as interesting a city as Marrakech or Fez, but it has a quiet charm […]

What You Miss By Doing What Everyone Else Does

There’s a natural tendency to stick to the middle ground and do what everyone around you is doing. It’s like something is pulling you in line with everyone else. I can certainly see why that happens. Everyone likes to feel like they belong so if you do what everyone else is doing, you won’t feel […]

I’m Going to Morocco!

It’s still crazy for me to think about it, but in just a little over a week, I’ll be on a plane flying to Morocco where I’ll be living for the next two months. To be specific, I’ll be in Casablanca where I’ll be teaching at an American high school. It’s part of a program […]

The 6 Habits of Well-Traveled People

“How do you get to travel so much?” “Why is it that you always seem to be traveling somewhere?” I’m asked questions like these on a regular basis. It’s rather surprising too since I really don’t feel like I travel all that often. I travel roughly three to four times a year, but there are […]