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 gave me that name. They had high hopes but a clown is all they got.
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. I was born with the Wanderlust gene and I have this insatiable need to Explore.
Is the meaning of life? “To Live it.” And this travel blog is about living. Taking on random adventures, cracking a few beers, taking some crazy cool photos, overdose on adrenaline and take a few pics along the way. Just check these out: Norway, Eastern Sierras, Tahoe, or Pacific Coast.
I 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.
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.
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.
I’m based out of Sacramento, California but I could anywhere at any given time. My bucket list grows longer the more I get out there and explore. So come, collect moments with me and join me on my adventures!
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