Category Archives: Random Thoughts

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“Why Am I Here?”

“Why Am I Here?”

Derek Sivers is one of my favorite bloggers. He hasn’t been posting much recently as he is working on a new project but his archive is a goldmine when you have the time. He had a great post today featuring a very simple question: Why am I here? It’s a useful question to ask often.… Continue Reading

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Why Do You Do What You Do?

A former boss once told me that the key to dealing with people was figuring out their base motivations. What was it deep inside that drove their actions. If you could figure that out their actions and decisions would make more sense and you would be better able to understand them as a person. This… Continue Reading

Our First Interview

Our First Interview

Dave & Vicky from A Couple Travelers interviewed us for their travel blog. Their blog was one of the first we came across when researching our trip and they’ve been a great resource for both planning and building a travel blog.  You can check the interview out here. Continue Reading

A Thank You to a Teacher

A Thank You to a Teacher

Mr. David Soots was my English teacher my senior year of high school. But the class was more than that. It focused not just on literature but also art history and architecture. It was one third of the afternoon honors classes at Chatard High School (They call it Bishop Chatard High School now, but I… Continue Reading

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We quit our jobs at the end of 2013 to backpack around the world. We're sharing our stories, travel advice and hopefully some inspiration. Read more...

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