365 days later…

Posted in Los Angeles| RTW| Work

As a general rule, I believe its best to look forward and focus on creating the future you want to live.  There are times, however, when you do need to reflect on where you’ve been. It’s never healthy to dwell in the past, but glancing back to either remember the good times or to learn from…

It's Not a Cubicle, it's a….

Posted in Cubicle| finances| Home| RTW| Work

It was nearly a year ago I left this…Sad cubicle farmfor THIS…Cherry Blossoms in Kyotoand THIS…Beautiful resorts in Lebanonand THIS…Celebrating with the World at the 2012 Summer OlympicsAnd now, 10 months later, I find myself here…Back in the cubicle again…*Sigh!*  When I looked into the future on April 1, 2012 (my escape date) did I see…

Cost of Travel: Accommodations

Posted in Budget| finances| Hotels| RTW

One question I continually get about my 5 month Round the World trip earlier this year is:“How much did it cost?”I have to confess, I am one of the worlds worst budgeters. When I really want something (like this trip) I just go for it. Of course I did take efforts to save a chunk of…

Following the Music

Posted in Japan| Kyoto| Music| RTW

I had been following the mountain path for about an hour or so through the countryside of Kyoto, Japan.  I had already spent much of the day contentedly wandering around ancient temples turned pink with thousands of cherry blossoms and through soaring forests of bright green, swaying bamboo plants.  In my opinion the day was already…

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