Adonis Always Wanderlust


Hi, I’m Adonis. If the name evokes a godlike aura do not be alarmed. It comes from Greek mythology, meant to be a handsome youth. Youth has escaped me long ago, alas, I’m in my 40s. The name’s origin is Hebrew and literally translates to “Our Father” or god. Okay, a god I’m not and my parents might have had a little too much of uncle’s Jim’s pipeweed when they gave me that name. Such high hopes but a clown was all they got.

Always Wanderlust @ Torres Del Paine

Always Wanderlust

I’m not Greek. I’m not even a god. 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 in California. But California can’t contain my wanderlust. Since then I’ve been to 52 countries and still counting.


Is this blog about? It’s not about a midlife crisis. It’s about adventures. It’s about pursuing the life you’ve always wanted at any time in your lifetime. Perhaps crack a few beers, overdose on adrenaline, and take a few cool pictures along the way. Just check these out: Norway, Eastern Sierras, Tahoe, or Pacific Coast. I take tons of pics. Not selfies, like the other 98% of travel blogs out there. I want to take you on a journey as if you were me in my shoes or goggles. Never to inundate you with my mug, as nice to look at as it is.

Instagram Photo

Instagram Photo

I also collect 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

Adonis On Motorcycle

Me on my Motorcycle. Read how I built it!


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.

JD and I with friends during a bike ride in San Francisco.

With Good Friend on a Bike Ride in San Francisco.


Do I afford to travel? I work like everyone else. I leverage my years of experience in consulting. Work contracts. Save a lot of money by living a very minimalistic lifestyle. I travel cheap and sometimes free by couch surfing and taking on random volunteer projects at workaway. You can save money for travel.

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.

Always Wanderlust Chasing Japow in Hakuba image 10

Snowboarding in Japan

I’m going to show you that travel is affordable and that you too can live a life of travel and adventures


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!

The seven ladders canyon hike is popular hike near Brasov.

Any questions? Email me @ [email protected]

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