Hi, I’m Adonis. If the name evokes a godlike aura do not be alarmed. It comes from Greek mythology meaning handsome youth. They took it from old Hebrew which literally translates to “Our Father” or god. Okay, so my parents might have been a little too overzealous or maybe had a little too much of uncle’s Jim’s pipeweed when they picked that name from. Alas, I’m all that came to be, a clown who’s got a cool name and anything but godlike.

I’m not Greek. In fact, I hail from the opposite side of the globe in one of the 7,000 islands in the Philippines called Negros. At a young age, I was plucked out of my island paradise into a rugged new world (at least for me) in California.

Growing up in Cali I learned to like outdoor adventures, travel, photography, extreme sports, long walks on the beach, and poking dead things with a stick. Just kidding.

Other than my caffeine addiction and my propensity for obfuscating malfeasance, I’m just an average Joe. This blog is my spin on the world. My discoveries. My stories. And not always politically correct, I tell it as I see it 🙂

What is this travel blog about?

To chronicle share my adventures, crack a few beers, and overdose on adrenaline. When I’m old and decrepit many years from now. I will have this blog to take me back to better days. Sure, I enjoy the occasional trek to the museum (it’s good for the brain) but I’m all about trekking to the base of a mountain or pitching a tent in a secluded beach so I can witness a glorious sunset and share it with YOU. Just check these out: Norway, Eastern Sierras, Tahoe, or Pacific Coast.

My goal is to inspire you to live a life of collecting moments, not things.

And by moments, I mean unscripted adventures, like the one time I nearly got devoured by an army of rabid goats, or that time when I got detained for drugs in Norway, or even that time when I accidentally ordered raw steak, and that time I lost my friend at a Japanese fire festival.


I was bitten by the Wanderlust bug during a 6-month car trip to Europe in the summer of 2013. Since then I’ve visited over 56 countries. READ MORE >> HOW I GOT STARTED TRAVELING

Why should you read this blog?

Whether it’s going on a 3-day micro-adventure or a one-year sabbatical. Traveling near or far. I hope to awaken the adventurer in you. I am not a full-time nomad. I go through cycles where I’d work for a year or two and then travel for just as long. Seems like a tough feat to accomplish but trust me, if you don’t own much it’s easy to just pack up and go.

How do I afford to travel?

I work on contract jobs that last anywhere from 6 months to two years. I save money by living a very minimalistic lifestyle. I travel cheap and sometimes free by couch surfing and taking on random volunteer projects at workaway. Sometimes I get lucky and end up with a remote job that doesn’t require an office. Sometimes it’s the combination of living as cheaply as I can, take on freelance work, saving, and working as much as I can. Travel is my priority in life.


Everywhere! My bucket list grows larger the more I get out there and explore. So come, collect moments with me and join me on my adventures!

Any questions? Drop me a line HERE or Email me at adonis@alwayswanderlust.com

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