In a land far, far away, there is a place called Havana where the rivers run free and commercialism has yet to hold a solid grip. Yes, you guessed it. This place is Cuba. Just a few years ago, the gates to this treasured place were opened up to Americans (only about 50 years afterContinue reading “A Hop Across the Pond”
How much can $85 give you in one day? A cart of groceries? A fancy dinner and movie for 2? An iPod? These things sound good, even great. But what if I told you that with $85 a day, you could travel the world? Well…now I’m telling you! $85 a day is plenty enough toContinue reading “$85 a day”
Change is a dread all of us feel many times in our lives. Whether it’s changing a job, dating someone new, or graduating school, change comes during all phases of life. No one can control change or prevent it from coming, but we can control how we approach change. It just takes a focused mindContinue reading “One Thought: Transition”
Well, it’s late July. Not sure exactly how time travels so quickly but if we could monetize that speed none of us would need to work ever again. In this short time, I realized a few things. First, I kinda sorta needed a job. Second, a shower and haircut were imminent. And third, I wasContinue reading “The Return: (North) ‘Merica”
20. Trust your judgment. More often than not, you are smarter than you look. On the first flight of this trip, me and my friend asked about where we needed to pick up our bags. They told us in our final destination, Cusco. But questioning this advice we decided to check in the Lima airportContinue reading “20 Days”
21. When you run into a roadblock, stop. Don’t panic or complain, take stock of your options. While it may seem crippling to be set back, you never know when you’ll stumble into something great and possibly even better. But it only gets better when we accept our place and make the most of it.
23. Don’t be afraid of trying. Ask the shy questions, take the foolish leaps, and definitely reach for the dreams that others call risky. It doesn’t matter. Just do it. Eventually it will pay off, either as a lesson or a memorable moment. I would use this trip as the example. I was scared atContinue reading “23 Days”