As a child, I lived my life through stories, and more specifically, what I considered at that time, daring, dangerous, and defiant stories, like those that confronted MacGyver. After our family sat down to watch it together every Monday night, I would excuse myself from the living room, exit through the hallway door, and enter into another world filled with danger and dangerous people, while I was armed with little more than a paperclip, Swiss Army knife, and duct tape. “What in devil’s name are you doing,” I’d hear…

The wind whistles all around me, blowing so hard that I have to pull the fleece hood over my head to keep my toboggan from blowing away. Multiple layers and all this fleece, yet I’m still shivering. No, I’m not waiting for the bus or locked out of my car – this is by choice. These are the final hours of year 28 and I’m soaking it up at what could be simply described as my happy place: On a California beach under the cover of a clear, starry night….

Yes, I did in fact watch The Hunger Games on the day it came out. I read the entire series in a couple weeks, searched every day for two months for new movie clips and trailers, and even took a quiz to find out which character I am. For the record, I am Tresh, which evidently means that while I am big and can appear imposing, deep inside I’m just a teddy bear. As the final credits rolled across the screen last Friday, I couldn’t help but smile…

You’ve probably heard about and maybe even seen many of the most popular movies that inspire travel. It probably wouldn’t take too much effort to list 100 movies that inspire travel. A few of my favorites include Eat, Pray, Love, In Bruges, Midnight in Paris, Waking Ned Devine, and The Bourne Identity. But what about TV shows that inspire travel? No, not like No Reservations or Swamp People, but sitcoms and drama series. I’ve been considering this recently, especially with an addiction to shows in which the city…

I’ve been making some changes around here. Call it spring cleaning, if you like labels. Most of the changes have been subtle. I launched this back in the fall, as I was launching into the nomadic lifestyle and full-time travel writing. As such, it was just time for a few changes. The latest change is a new on-going series I’m going to start doing a couple of times a month. A couple of Mondays each month I’ll be bringing together three of my greatest loves: travel, philosophy, and…