Having recently realized that I’ve been to more countries in the world than I have states in the United States, I thought it might be time to fix that. Add to that the realization that New York City is often times an insular (but culturally rich and distant at the same time) bubble, and here we are.
I don’t have a plan about where I’m going to go. While I have a general idea of what I want to see and do, I’m going to go where the wind takes me. But I’m otherwise not planning more than one or two destinations in advance (other than figuring out when to stop and visit friends). I’m always open to suggestions on where to go or what to do. I also have no idea how long I’m going to be on the road for. A trip with no end is part of what makes this an interesting prospect.
My goals, in no particular order, are to accomplish a few things:
- Eat food from all over the country
- Practice martial arts
- Do some camping and hiking
- See the country
- Meet interesting people
- Have some great stories
- See some monuments, national parks, and Americana
- Visiting friends I haven’t seen recently
I’ll be adding stories of my travels, pictures, food and all.
Also, I want to see what it’s like to work and travel at the same time. I have been a remote worker in previous lives. But in those cases, I was stationary. Now, I want to be mobile and still deliver the same quality of work as when I am on location. Being mobile for a long period isn’t anything that I’ve really done outside of combat. So I wanted to try it out in the civilian world and see how the lifestyle of living on the move feels. This isn’t a new concept, just new to me. It also seems like a fun way to challenge myself.
I will also be traveling with my best friend Charlie (pictured here terrified of what’s to come). For the majority of the trip, he’ll be my co-pilot (though I’ll be choosing what we listen to). He’ll be updating his own social media as only one of us seems to have the time for that. If you want to keep up with what Charlie is doing as well, you can check out his Instagram at (@charliedognyc). Otherwise, I’m sure he’ll be making an appearance or two in mine (@elubow). You can also follow us by subscribing to regular email updates here.