Everything I Know About Travel Hacking

About five years ago, I became familiar with the concept of travel hacking. It was certainly a cool idea, but I didn’t take immediate action on it.  “Sounds like a risky, time-consuming process”, I thought to myself. As time went on and I was able to digest more info around the travel hacking universe, I started dabbling. Since then, I’ve … Read More

Update: Rapidly changing plans and priorities

I was cleaning out my closet today and found this blog thrown in a corner, covered in dust and cobwebs. It’s time to clean this thing off and get it some much-needed exposure to the outside world. When I last wrote here, it was way back at the end of February. It’s been a solid six month layoff, and there’s … Read More

Shifting up…into the unknown

Less than three months from now, my wife and I will voluntarily become jobless for the first time in our adult lives. Shortly after that, we will become homeless for the first time in our lives. I’ve worked steadily since I was 10 or 11, graduating from lawn mowing to paper tossing to pool card collecting to food making to food clearing … Read More

The time I bought a house, and what I learned from it

My mother always told me I was a homebody. I would instinctively recoil when she would say that. What does she know?  “She’s just trying to plant seeds of thought in my head”, I always told myself. It was just her parental instincts to keep me close by, and make me feel that’s where I belonged. In a sense, she was … Read More

Reminder: Amidst the chaos, you are in control

The cable TV industry is dying. It no longer makes sense to overpay for a service that brings hundreds of channels to your TV, the vast majority of which you don’t care about. It no longer makes sense to overpay for a service that largely forces you to depend on a pre-determined viewing schedule.  The internet has rendered services that abide … Read More