The Disconnected Generation of Excess

The Disconnected Generation of Excess

The general wealth that has permeated the American economy over the last half century is a phenomenon that has changed the way we consume. America is a capitalistic country, which also means it’s a country of consumers. Since family adults have been spending more time working, and less time at home, family life is changing […]

Italy Itinerary for a Thrifty Traveler

Italy Itinerary for a Thrifty Traveler

DAY 1: Milan Hitch-hiking in from Charmonix, France, I was immediately blown away by Italy. From quaint Northern towns to the bustling grandeur of Rome, Italy is a destination that many people flock to from all over the world. I would like to share with you my personal expenses and experience in traveling the region! […]

Learning Hindi in India

Learning Hindi in India

I never really knew what I would choose if it came down to a superpower. As a kid, that seemed to be a popular game. But now, I know what I would pick. Hands down, ability to speak any language. If I could walk down the street and eavesdrop on what people were saying, I […]

Traveling France on a Budget

Traveling France on a Budget

I walked off the flight from Delhi, India to Paris, France and was surrounded by a whirlwind of change. Traveling on the low in Europe requires a lot more expertise than traveling in a third world country, believe it or not. Although you have tons of infrastructure to make you super comfortable, mistakes are expensive […]

The Tour Du Mont Blanc… Well Almost

The Tour Du Mont Blanc… Well Almost

Woah. Europe has been a ride to say the least. So far I felt challenged to survive outdoors, extreme love and warmth, budding new friendships, and awe of all sorts of landscapes. But last night was one of the most challenging yet. I fell asleep after a big warm meal, tucked in my sleeping bag […]

A Bit Aimless Lately

A Bit Aimless Lately

I’ll be honest. Traveling has it’s ups and downs. Ups are the freedom, the level of independence, the belief in spontaneity, and a feeling of purpose. The purpose stems from feeling present and feeling like I’m pursuing some of the qualities that lead to my definition of success in a life. But I also miss […]

In The Pursuit of Freedom

In The Pursuit of Freedom

My brother and I were talking today, and I found myself articulating something that I’ve been thinking a lot of lately. Wylder: It’s funny how polar opposites our lives are right now. Me: How so? Wherever we are in the physical world is kinda irrelevant (when you ask big questions like what is permanent). Wylder: […]

Mom In India

Mom In India

Holy cow! And what an appropriate phrase. My mother in India was the funniest and most wonderful experience of all time. Funny from the moment she got off the plane and a little girl gawking at her came up wanting to just shake her hand to being mauled by a passing-by cow to the sheer […]

Choose Your Battles, Choose Your Words

I feel like there are a lot of things I’m learning traveling that you wouldn’t expect like… diplomacy skills! How to approach, communicate, and respect people past the barriers of my own language or culture. I’m learning about wildlife, history, and just life in general.You know if I was Bernie Sanders, and I had already […]

Living in Paradise

Living in Paradise

(continued…) Coming over the hill with my backpack, I spotted the hippy beach bums on one side of the cliff and new I was heading in the right direction. Jumping down the cliffs eagerly, I arrived at the beach. Sprinkled with palm trees, and surrounded by cliffs laid the in cove of Paradise Beach. How […]