Philosophy

Why is America so Confusing

America

America is completely incomprehensible, and even by “Americans.” I’m not talking about politics or GMOs or terrorist attacks. I’m talking about America! What spurred me to write this blog post was a traveler in Bangkok who got upset when I called myself an American. Not because I was from the USA, but because it was politically incorrect to say American …

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I’ve Worked Out the First Law of the Traveler

Law of the Traveler Selfie

In 2015, I traveled over 37,000 miles to 35 countries, had the best meals of my life and met thousands of new friends. It wasn’t long into my travels when I realized what the Law of the Traveler is. For years, I used to read the bucket lists of other travelers, hearing about the most adventurous and beautiful places around …

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What it Really Means to Be Homeless and Free

Skye Class, aka Homeless Man, at Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

Someone recently asked me what I thought about the homeless situation in America. Well, I don’t have a house anywhere, I don’t currently call any country home and I don’t have a home base for my travels. Does that make me a homeless man? One thing I do know is Earth is my home. “Home is where your rump rests.” …

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Travelers are Awesome

Portland Couch Surfing Event

Travelers are the best. I hate to sound biased, but I think travelers are some of the best people in the world. Travelers are caring, adventurous, sociable, fun-loving, warm-hearted, trusting, neat, helpful and courageous. And they have the best stories to tell. Maybe not every traveler as a generality, but every one I’ve met so far in my own travels. …

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You CAN Travel

You CAN Travel

I think it should be mandatory that every citizen on Earth must travel out of their country for at least a month every year. Everyone wants to travel. People are not meant to be stuck in the same city or location forever. And it is a fundamental human right to have freedom of movement. From what I’m finding in my …

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