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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
Any questions? Email me @ [email protected]