What is an Adventrepeneur?

To coin a phrase, adventrepeneur. What is it? Well quite simply it’s an adventurer combined with an entrepreneur. Often times people are set on having an office, a daily 9-5 grind, and focus set on climbing the ladder. The reality is though, most services, jobs, and businesses exist in every country in the world. They may be a little different in come concepts but there are still jobs ranging from plumbing to corporate work. Often times I find more opportunity for careers and jobs in other countries than the United States or the Queen’s lands.
 
The first story that comes to mind when trying to explain this concept is a time I worked at an internet cafe in Matamoros, Mexico. I worked and helped there for about a month while they gave me a place to relax and catch my breath along with free food and bed. I didn’t get rich working at an internet cafe but the benefit of saving money was the payment. The ability to have a safe place with internet to chill out and eat good food while I built up my strength again. It was a mini miracle ending up at this location but the reality is if I did not have these skills the opportunity would not have presented itself.
 
This is where adventurer meets entrepreneur, when you begin adding skill sets and hobbies to your arsenal that open up your money making game. Being able to plumb, do electrical, build, do computer work, ect. opens the doors to many more opportunities and I learned all of this in less time than I spent in school and college. If I were allowed to legally skip school I would have been even farther ahead. If someone would have shown me that college and the school system were a big fat like when I was 7 or so I’d have so many skills and hobbies under my belt. The education system robbed me of almost 20 years of my life. In less than 5 years I have learned how to do so many different skills and techniques that couldn’t even compare to the minimal knowledge learned in college.
 
Not only did I spend all that time and money in the school system but the skills I learned outside college are what actually made me money I was proud of. I didn’t have to sit in an office all day working for another degree holding idiot with no common sense, logic, or creative thinking. I was able to go anywhere and do anything. I could be a plumber in Arkansas for a year. I could be a roofer in Argentina for another. I could do internet marketing and web design in Cancun. It goes on an on. The ability to move and adventure tied together with entrepreneurism.
 
Just trying to imagine where I would be if I was not forced into the education system. If I had a strong leader and not a bunch of worthless government workers trying to manipulate me. It’s hard to say, it really is a kick in the nuts. Our entire life is forced down our throats and we don’t even question it. We just take everything we are taught as scripture. That it has to be fact because a school taught it.
 
Overcoming this is the essence of an adventrepeneur. To start collecting knowledge and hobbies instead of money and materialistic items is to really grow and learn. By the time you hit 30 you’d have more life experience than most, while obtaining limitless skills along the way. Imagine your ability to stop and open a business anywhere on the planet after living this way. The ability to make friends and create business where ever you go. Learning and seeing what works, and what doesn’t in the real world. The local hot dog guy that has sales all night probably makes more than the fancy place next door after paying employees and the bills. Anywhere in the world has bicycle repair shops. Everywhere has growing lawns that need to be trimmed. Most cities have garbage collect. Most people love listening to music as they eat or hang out in the park.
 
The problem most people make is basing their success on money and profit. By their possessions and goods. Sitting on an ant hill of possessions doesn’t compare to the bumble bee that goes from flower to flower creating rich honey along the way. You do not have to make billions to be a successful or intelligent entrepreneur.
 
Another misconception people make is that you need tons of money to travel. The reality is if you had a skill set that was ever expanding you wouldn’t have to worry about it. You wouldn’t have to worry about your next job, your next paycheck, because you know that you can go out and find something to pay the bills. You wouldn’t be afraid to speak your mind because if you got fired you’d simply find another job or create one. I went from the top of the USA to Mexico for very little money helping and working with people along the way. Sometimes with a simply story people felt repaid for helping you along the way.
 
All these skills come together to be the best possible schooling for a young business owner or future entrepreneur. The ability to make a fool of yourself in another language as you try and communicate. The ability to make small deals and bargains along the way to benefit everyone. The insight of seeing real people doing real things. The knowledge of finding yourself and what really drives you. Accepting yourself for who you are and accepting your faults for what they are. None of which is taught in any school.

What is an Adventrepeneur?

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An Important Pack Item for the Adventure Traveler

The wool blanket. Need I say more? Well I will because it’s by far one of my favorite items in my pack. It enables me to do many more things than your typical blanket while also being much easier to maintain and keep clean. The benefits of wool are endless if you can get over the scratchy feel of it. (Which I have a few tricks to help with that as well). It provides you with much more than just the warmth of a blanket and in dire times it can prove to be quite the life saver.
 
The obvious uses for the wool blanket are for sleeping and warmth. This can be achieved with a number of items but the wool blanket offers you so much more. I remember a time when I was hitchhiking out of mid Texas and it started to get late. Real late. I had no place to stay and had some extra spending cash so I decided I’d book my first hotel on the trip to clean up and get a good nights rest. Well as I was walking along the hotel strip every hotel I tried to go to was booked solid. Every single one.
 
I ventured on with Ace, stopping at a few food stands along the way to regain some fuel. It grew to early morning and still no luck. I tried at least 20-30 different hotels in this shady-ish area. Finally! I found one with vacancy. The problem was however they didn’t allow dogs. I decided I had to sleep. Instead, I ventured on. I noticed Ace getting extremely tired as we were coming upon a giant commercial complex. I wasn’t sure what was on the other side and a lame ass security guard was already staring me down as we poked along.
 
Even after getting around the corner he continued to stalk us but once we got on the other side it was pretty much wilderness with a few more hotels in the area. With one last ditch effort I tried the remaining but no luck was to be found. This is when I threw in the towel and looked for the next best option. As I wiggled my way into the forest behind the hotel it got pretty dirty so I looked for another spot. I found a nice quiet area behind a huge dumpster on the back side of the parking lot. It had a huge wall encasing the dumpster with trees and a fence behind it.
 
There wasn’t a view from the hotel and it was a quiet little clean spot. The problem however was it covered with small sticks. This was no problem for the wool blanket! I won’t say I got a good nights rest but it kept me from having an even worse night. It was a true life saver in a dire time of need. As Ace and I cuddled up for the night we stayed toasty warm and enjoyed the tranquility of life behind the dumpster.

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I thought to myself what a cop would even say if they caught me. I had money for a room, but no room was available. What’s a man to do? Pull out his wool blanket and have a good sleep! Unfortunately there was a car dealership on the other side of the fence and they came into work quite early. They didn’t spot us but we woke up and continued our journey.
 
This is one example of when the wool blanket saved me for a truly terrible night. With a regular blanket just sitting there would have been awful after 10 minutes. When you add in the other benefits of the wool blanket like staying warm when wet and the ability to self clean itself in the rain offers the traveler a good advantage compared to a regular blanket. The don’t tend to hold nasty smells either like other blankets can.
 
There are a few down sides to the wool blanket though. It is a bit bulky and heavy. There is really no way around that. I roll mine up super tight and tight it to the bottom of my backpack and it works out really well. When I sit down it gives my butt a nice cushion too. I decided it was well worth the cargo space and weight for me and truly love the ability to get down and dirty with this blanket, throw it out in the rain, and it’s like brand new!
 
Putting it in the rain is one way to help remove some of the scratch from your blanket but if you have a washer and dryer another good way to do this is by washing it with soft t shirt materials. Many fabrics give off tiny strands and material and the wool blanket seems to actually velcro these tiny fibers. Between washing it down and this process it seems to really soften it up. (It could be in my head but it certainly seems to work).

An Important Pack Item for the Adventure Traveler

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Best Backpacker Light No One Talks About

I have experimented with this idea quite a bit lately and I was surprised to find out how valuable it really was. Many people have the headlamps, which work great but eventually lose their batteries or charge. Again, many flashlights are the same. They all require a charge or new batteries in the most inconvenient moments.
 
On my own travels I have used flashlights in their traditional role to see things at night, but also as a beacon, a signal, and other random things like this. Each night it would be used to unpack my bag, get cook and sleep gear out, and set up for the night. Night after night it would slowly drain my batteries. I tried carrying rechargeable batteries with a small solar panel and that worked pretty good, but was extremely heavy. I tried crank handle lights and those worked pretty good for a while, but eventually crapped out from moisture or were too expensive to make it worth it.
 
I’ve lost waterproof headlamps to moisture as well when the rubber grip breaks off that protects the internals. I’ve ran out of battery juice in the worst times. I literally tried several ways to solve this problem of having light when I needed it while maintaining a light pack. No matter how I tried to do it, I was always left with a lot of weight, or something that didn’t work when I needed it too.
 
Recently I started used cheap solar garden lights for my quail and chickens to keep them laying eggs almost year round. In my smaller quail cages I simply bent the wire and locked one on the top of the cage. Bugs come in all night and they eat for free while having a bit of comfort and safety from the light itself. All at the same time it provides some extra light to keep them laying.
 

Backpack Setup

This is when it dawned on me how useful these little lights are. I stuck one on my pack and tried it out. When out hitch hiking or traveling all day this little puppy gets fulled charged. Then, as soon as the sun is going down it clicks on right when I need it. Whether I be on the side of the road looking for a ride or searching through my pack to set up for the night. The light was perfect. I put a little wire on it so I can hang it from my pack, a tree, or anywhere else I need.
 
For me, it was like a portable free lantern and it completely solved my problem. The funny thing was it was only 20 pesos! In my life I’ve probably spent $100-300 USD searching for a light to fill this role. From battery packs and solar panels to cranking flashlights and headlamps. This simple 20 peso light solved my problem.
 
Not only did it solve my problem but it worked better than any of the other options. It was working and I didn’t have to do anything. It was light weight, cheap, waterproof, and if need be it could be taken apart and used for many other applications. Often times we are consumed by materialism in search of the best product, when the best product is often times a product not made for the application we use it for.
 
The one I found was just a basic one but looking on amazon there are some neat ones that would look pretty cool on the back of the pack.

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Best Backpacker Light No One Talks About

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Holidays In Another Country

Many people in society take the holidays rather hard. Whether they have no family, or a shitty family, they tend to beat themselves up over the holidays because they don’t have anyone to “celebrate” with. The reality is though these celebrations are rather fake at surface value and even the time spent with family during these times is quite fake and superficial.
 
Everyone pretends to be doing great, living up life, telling others of all the great things they are doing. Sort of like a giant ego fest where everyone is competing when they should be supporting each other. The holidays becomes who has the best relationship, family, or degree rather than actually helping each other and building each other up.
 
The holidays themselves like Christmas and New Years are invented. Christmas has nothing to do with the Bible or Jesus Christ yet 95% of the world believes so. Christmas is nothing more than another pagan celebration disguised as Biblical family tradition. Even your die hard atheist will celebrate Christmas because at the core of it, Christmas has nothing to do with Christ.
 
New Years is another made up event. I find it strange so many people have forgotten WHO invented our calendar system. Do you really think it’s a coincidence that the Vatican created the calendar and also collects the taxes? How can you collect taxes if there are no months, if there are no years, if there are no cycles and dates to collect on. Days, weeks, and months have no effect on the average person EXCEPT for when paying duties to the government, which is a corporation owned by the Vatican.
 
So for me, not celebrating these silly holidays is something I would do even if I were surrounded by good people. Getting together with friends and having a BBQ and drinking a few beers is something I like to do regularly and there is no need to even entertain these silly holidays let alone bring depression and anxiety into your life.
 
That doesn’t mean I live a life of anger and hate like the Grinch. This year I enjoyed 30 minutes of fireworks from a roof top in Mexico. My dog and I chilled out, smoked a joint, and just enjoyed the show. The entire city was lit up with home made firework shows. A 360 degree view of lights and action. I was a part of the celebration without being involved. I could enjoy and take the good out of it and leave all the rest of the media propaganda bullshit where it should be.
 
I didn’t feel bad, or depressed; I actually felt free and alive. That I could do anything I wanted in life and that in this moment the only thing there was to do was enjoy the fireworks. When confronted with these situations the only thing you can do is enjoy the moment. Beating yourself up over not having family or anyone to spend that “holiday” with when it can actually be a blessing in disguise.
 
Instead of having to come up with excuses as to why I wouldn’t be attending, instead of having to defend my decision, instead of having to explain, I simply enjoyed. I enjoyed myself and my time in another country during the holidays. I ordered so much good food and enjoyed simply watching the city I lived in celebrate. I didn’t have to think about anything depressing or sad because I was too busy enjoying the moment I was living in.
 

Holidays In Another Country

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Tools for an Adventure Traveler

The definition of a traveler doesn’t quite grasp the concept of the type of traveling I like to do. I have never slept in a hotel and in a lot of cases I slept outside or close to it. I have lived in many places for as little as a month to as long as a year. I have raised animals, worked in internet cafes, and other random things that require a unique mindset on the fly. This also requires a unique tool set. I decided to make a list of the tools that have made it from the beginning and others I have picked up along the way after realizing how useful they would have been.
 
Food and Food Preparations
This is a rather generic category. There are many many many ways of starting fire, preparing food, and pots to cook in. I highly recommend some sort camp cook kit and a few different ways to cook food and create fire. When it comes to food and fire you always want at least 2 ways of doing so. It could be raining, it could be snowing, it could be windy, ect. Have a plan in place for as many situations you can come up with.

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Food Gathering
Often times I find myself in situations where it would be quite easy to find my own food. Whether that be through fishing, trapping, or picking fruits or berries. I carry two types of fishing setups as well as some tackle box type things as well. The fishing pole is telescopic and extremely lightweight. It’s hardly noticeable and could be used as a potential weapon if need be. I have not created it yet but plan on making my own slingshot as well. This provides a lot of options for obtaining food with little to no investment and perhaps even lunch for a week. For me this is what the adventures all about.
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Sleep and Comfort
Many people use lightweight tents, modern hammocks, or some new crazy tent hammock design. (Which are actually really cool). I would never carry all that and I could never find comfort in those modern hammocks. Once I arrived in Mexico for the first time and experienced my first old school hand made hammock I will never look back. It has earned a life time place in my pack and will be used for the rest of my life. I even sewed up a custom mosquito net to fit over my hammock. In Latin America most houses come with hammock rings built in so it makes for easy accommodation with new friends or random people you meet along the way. Another great thing is it can be used between trees just the same as a regular hammock. The best thing is it’s extremely comfortable and I never have back pain. If you live near Mexico or ever vacation there don’t hesitate to pick up one of these hammocks. The nice big ones run about 600-900 pesos. Other than the mosquito net and hammock I don’t need much else to get a great comfortable nights rest anywhere. A small emergency poncho is also a good thing to have somewhere in your pack just in case.
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Clothing and Shoes
I have no set style of clothing. I usually just pick things up along the way and wear them out. Then go get some new stuff. I typically have one pair of cold weather clothes and about a weeks worth of warm clothes. I don’t wear underwear anymore and I rarely wear socks except for as slippers on cold mornings. I also no longer travel in cold climates so this is more of a warm weather list. The only thing I really have fell in love with is the Feivue shoes. (If you are ever in Latin America bring me a pair, it’s really hard to ship shoes in.) The roads are crazy in Latin America and having a grounded shoe makes walking so much easier. I also have a belt with a hidden pocket on the inside and that works great as another storage space or a place to hide things. Other than that it’s all basic.
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Hygiene and Health
I carry a few items for hygiene and health that you may not have ever heard about. The basics as soap and toothbrushes are obvious but other things like Petro Carbo First Aid Salve and the JR Watkins Foot Repair Salve. They also make a menthol type cough salve that works great. They work amazing and their title says it all. One is a fix all natural first aid salve and the other is for repairing your feet after a long or wet day on the road. I also carry a baking soda tooth powder instead of toothpaste. It lasts much longer, has no strange chemicals, and is much more light weight.
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Tools and Maintenance
Inside of my cook kit I keep many random tools that are small and pretty random for my use. I carry many knives from self defense to cooking and fishing type blades. Even a small machete inside a leather pouch. I also carry a foldable saw for cutting wood and branches. I recently acquired a manual hand drill because drilling holes is extremely difficult without any sort of tool. It’s a bit heavy but worth the weight. One tool that has never left my side is the Leatherman Wave. I’m not sure if it’s the best multi tool but I love it. Any sort of multi tool is a must have. I have used it countless times for the screw driver to the pliers and knife. It is extremely useful and lightweight for the tools you get. I also carry a small knife sharpener for quick sharpening on the fly. With those basic tools I can pretty much build anything from cages to tables or even a house. One thing every man should know how to do is sew. I have a sewing kit that has been used more times than I can even count. From mosquito nets to fixing clothing it is a skill measured in gold. I even created my own adventure traveler waist band from an old elastic waist band holster. It now holds my self defense blade, a every day use blade, a fire starter, and a flash light. I can wear it with any type of clothing and it was created to be used with gym shorts style clothing.
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Back Pack
I have used a few different style of bags and by far my favorite is the Osprey (I don’t remember the name, the green one). I like a small sized bags because it keeps me from collecting random crap I don’t need. It also makes for a much more enjoyable travel as I can go do anything anytime even with my pack. It’s easy to move and it’s a great workout. This is another reason to keep your pack weight down and a way to do that is with a smaller bag. I see many travelers along the way with huge bags and I always wonder what they keep in there. Traveling with a dog and myself his gear took up a lot of my pack and even then the small bag was fine. Perhaps I have become more minimalist than I realize. I use the green Osprey and love it.
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Your Brain
This is by far my most useful tool when traveling. Learning new hobbies and skills is how you refine this tool so that you don’t have to carry as many items. Using one item for many things is a great feeling and removing dead weight from your bag is quite liberating. It means you have obtained enough skill or ability to do something without that tool. Learning new recipes and cook styles that can be used create a better living standard as well. The mindset is by far the most critical in all of this. Being able to adapt (not evolve) to a situation allows you to not only have more fun and enjoy your travels but it also is much cheaper! Learning how to do many of these things can be free and learning how to do it for free means you don’t need to spend money on that item. If you can build a bed in 30 minutes in many environments perhaps you wouldn’t need any sleep gear. If you can build your own tools from nature than perhaps you don’t need as many knives and saws as I do. These are just a couple examples of how your knowledge is far more important than the tools you carry.
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Tools for an Adventure Traveler

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7 Quick Tips for Traveling in Mexico

After traveling all over Mexico and living in a few different places I learned quite a lot along the way. Some of these tips are common sense and others are things you would never think of coming from the USA. The media sells Mexico as a cartel ridden danger zone but the reality is, it’s very safe. It’s more a “show” of force rather than a real gun battle in the streets. Being in some of the most “dangerous” parts of Mexico I really never had a single problem. Actually the opposite, shady looking guys on the side of the highway outside Matamoros gave me a huge container of chicken and a large cola.
 

My Tips for Traveling in Mexico:

1) Never carry a lot of money in your wallet. If you do happen to get robbed or need to bribe an officer you don’t want them to know how much money you really have. Look like the stupid tourist, pull out your near empty wallet with a few hundred pesos and let them snatch what you have. Keep your valuable cards and cash tucked away in a safe place or another pocket.
 
2) Never use your phone in a public area without being aware of your surroundings. Losing your phone isn’t the end of the world but it can wreck a good vacation losing all your travel info and GPS. If you are using your phone out in public not paying attention it’s easy for anyone to run by and snatch it.
 
3) Always make eye contact and greet people that pass you within 2 arms length. It’s very common to greet everyone here and making eye contact and a greeting helps thwart any could be robbery. Most times they light up with a smile and reply with a hardy BUEN DIA!
 
4) Never walk behind or near a sleeping street dog. The dogs in Mexico have a culture of their own. They travel and eat on their own schedule and often times offer a friendly face. Sometimes they’ll follow you to OXXO in hopes of a treat. They meet up on street corners at random times of the day. I have seen 10-15 randomly on one corner just sniffing and wagging tails. Never seen a dog fight. However, there are exceptions. Always be ready and I do not recommend wearing flip flops for this reason. I have had to use my foot as a weapon and shield a couple times. One, a crazy dog got lose. Second time, I was actually thinking about writing this article and thought this was a good tip. On that same walk home I did exactly that while lost in thought. Two dogs jumped up and starting coming at me. Normally they are friendly but I startled them real bad. Hence this rule!
 
5) Don’t be afraid to be yourself and practice your crappy Spanish skills. Most people here are genuinely friendly and welcoming. They are glad to help and usually don’t expect much if anything in return. The people here have a general curiosity about your story and enjoy good conversation. Instead of hitting up the hostels and Dominoes; venture out and meet some locals and try the local foods. It’s all good!
 
6) Take advantage of quality bus transportation. ADO and other bus companies offer great travel prices to go anywhere in Mexico. No ID, no passports, nothing is required and it’s very cheap! You stop in random places and people will get on and offer snacks and drink from the jungle. You can take full advantage of your trip to Mexico by using these buses to get around anywhere rather quickly and affordably.
 
7) Haggling is a key skill when purchasing tourist packages or boat tours or anything like this. You can usually get away with 75%-90% off the price but don’t over due it. These people are hard working and make great products. Tours are authentic and fun. I purchased a hammock several months ago that was hand made and very nice quality. I ended up paying full price but didn’t mind because of the quality and I knew it was hand made. I sleep in it every night and foresee myself having it for a long time. Haggle firmly but be fair! You’re dollar goes a lot farther here and they are much more hard working and humble; don’t be afraid to support them or be the stupid gringo over paying. It’s okay. 🙂
 
Mexico itself offers a wide variety of amazing destinations from jungle ruins to beaches. Bacalar is another hidden gem located in Mexico. Words do no justice to the beauty Mexico can offer as well as the opportunity to have a lot of fun and grow as a person. The people of Latin America are amazing!

7 Quick Tips for Traveling in Mexico

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Why You Should Stop Taking Vacations and Start Traveling

The cliche thing to do now-a-days is travel. To book a cheap flight somewhere, fly there, spend a week or two or maybe even a month. Then fly home. This however is not what I would consider traveling. Perhaps a short vacation but traveling requires a bit more of an investment. A bit more time. Traveling is something you do when you’re not sure of the exact destination but you’re going for the adventure itself. You might need to fly over the ocean or something to save 3 months boat travel but maybe hitch hiking, taking a bus, or renting a car would be a bit more of an adventure. Most people work an entire year and take this one to two week vacation and call it traveling.
 
Now, there is nothing wrong with taking a vacation. Vacations are great. You recharge your battery, get away from work, and maybe even a tan. What I am proposing however is that you are missing out by going on vacations, rather than traveling. Instead of just recharging your battery to go back to another year of work why not save up for a few years and go on a year long vacation. Why not travel for several months at a time with no destination? It can sound scary. Quitting your job, moving your things into storage, or having someone watch the house but in reality there are other jobs out there. You can always find another employer especially with the experience of traveling abroad!
 
The benefits of traveling over a simple vacation are endless, from personal growth, confidence, and opening your eyes to the realities of the world outside what the media tells you. Most people are very sheltered on their cliche vacations hiding behind the illusion of fancy hotels and beach front condos. How much can you really grow looking at the ocean from the 35th floor of a luxury hotel? How much can you really grow flying over three countries to get there? How much can you really learn about yourself sitting in an airplane seat staring at the clouds? See the reality is people have been sold this silly idea of vacations. It’s expensive, short, and the same every year. For the amount you spent to stay at a luxury hotel in Miami or Key West you could have hitch hiked to Panama and lived there for six months. Which one is going to bring new experiences? Which one is going to teach you about life and yourself? Which one is going to be riddled with adventures and meeting new people?

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I can’t tell you the number of experiences and people I have met in my travels. Looking back on the vacations and family vacations I took this still happened but in such a low number. The percentages are hardly comparable. I’ve met hundreds and thousands of new people throughout my travels. With new stories, ideas, and perceptions of the world around them. From family ideals and philosophy to hobbies and learning new skills. When you take the time to travel you meet the local farmer, the local hammock maker, the tortilla seller, you hear their stories, their adventures. Along the way you find private beaches and lagoons that you never would have found as a tourist. You meet locals, enjoy local foods, and get to know real people living real lives. Are you going to get this experience at Senor Frogs? Are you going to get that sort of knowledge on a cruise ship?
 
Another aspect of traveling is the therapeutic aw’ness of it all. Having the time to enjoy new environments and explore the things you wish you had the time to explore when you were on a short week long vacation. Not having to worry about a business meeting or getting to work on time with the right shirt on only to deal with some rude disrespectful costumer. The reality is some of the most peaceful moments in my life have been sitting in the grass, leaning up against my backpack, scratching my dogs belly as we waited for a ride. On a cool summer night I could have laid their for hours, watching the sun go down and thinking to myself, “well I don’t mind if I do”. As I take a short nap.
 
The reality is traveling offers so much more to the soul of anyone doing it. The peace and joy associated with all of it. People offering food to me or my dog. Offering us rides or even a place to stay. All in the name of good conversation. None of these people would have been in my life if I simply flew to my destination. None of these experiences would flow through my memory if I had just taken another vacation, another year of working 9-5, and another year of daily boredom at what my life had become. Traveling will change your perspective on life forever. It will change how you see people, and yourself. You’ll learn more about yourself the first night out there than 18 years of public school and college.
 
When it comes down to it the only thing that stops you from traveling over a vacation, is your mindset. Traveling is by far much cheaper. From hitch hiking, tents in campgrounds to campers and couch surfing, there are ways to travel extremely cheap. You could probably spend an entire month in Mexico for the price of one night at a luxury hotel. These are realities. It’s not the money, it’s not the time, it’s not your job, it’s only your mind set.

Why You Should Stop Taking Vacations and Start Traveling

Political correctness is nothing less than thought control!

My Adventures – FreedomSalvationBusiness Help

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Traveling Across a Few Countries

When I was younger I always had the dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail with a group of friends from start to finish. I even remember thinking about how I would sneak my dog Ace onto the last mountain top at the finish line (that didn’t allow dogs). I planned the trip out many times but never took the leap or found anyone to go with. After a few years of homesteading and farming I grew a bit restless and this idea started to surface again.
 
After drawing up several different plans and testing a few theories I decided on head south with no idea where I would end up. I tossed out all my plans, sold everything, threw a bunch of crap in the burn barrel, built a trailer for my motorized bike, and walked out the door. I ended up about half way across the USA when I realized that heavy trailers, motorized bikes, and mountains don’t mix. When I built it I maintained the idea that big hills I could just pedal up if the engine stalled, what I didn’t plan for is going DOWN hill. With the weight of the trailer it was almost impossible to manage and left me in one very dangerous situation I have yet to figure out how my dog and I managed to escape unharmed. A brake system for the trailer was required to make this trip. My bike was busted up from this near extreme pain experience and in the end I decided to just give it away.
 
Luckily where I ended up was a nice little camp ground on the edge of river in a small Missouri town. I wanted to give a little back story to my hitch hiking because attitude is the biggest issue for most travelers. They expect everything to be perfect in every way. The reality is, a good adventure often times starts with tragedy. After over coming this obstacle with the help of an older couple I met at this camp ground. My adventure truly started.
 
They where extremely nice, open, and respectful. You would never imagine them picking up a hitch hiker, as they were very reserved and I would say politically conservative. They couldn’t help but notice my sweet rig and it sparked up some conversation. This comes to my second tip for hitch hiking. Be respectful and helpful even if you don’t see the immediate benefit. You might not realize the missed opportunity if you’re constantly thinking about yourself and YOUR adventure. After eating dinner with them and enjoying some awesome conversation they offered to let me sleep in their truck. I reserved and slept in my setup and in the morning we had coffee and enjoyed the day. They brought up their destination about going to a blue grass festival and ended up inviting me! We threw my rig in the back of the truck and took off with a 5th wheel behind us.
 
Ending up in a small town, Mountain View Arkansas, with beautiful scenery everywhere we stopped at a small RV camp ground on the edge of the city called Mountain View RV Park. If you are ever in the area, tell them the owner of the motorized bicycle says HI!
 
This was truly a town out of a post card. In the center was a huge field with tables and chairs like a park with restaurants and ice cream shops bordering it. Every weekend people would just randomly show up with their instruments and start playing music. For hours! Adults, children, kids, and even a toddler would stroll in and play their instrument with the group and the entire town was filled with this energy. At the courthouse building they would have another band playing and singing with a crowd gathered. The main street had shops of every kind leaving you with an amazing time.
 
After the music festival was at an end we said our good byes and they dropped me off on the edge of town. With nothing but a crappy bag and all my gear from the trailer stuffed in, and a lot left in the dumpster, we hit the road. I was picked up and we ended down in the middle of no where on our way to Little Rock. I got stranded here not being able to find any rides. This comes to my next tip. Don’t be afraid to walk a bit and COMMUNICATE with locals. I ended up at a few different gas stations on this trip where people would give me free food and drinks, the owner would know a regular shopping in the store and ask him to give me a ride and explain the situation. Being open and honest with people and getting to know them while sharing your story too opens you up to so many more opportunities. In this instance they got me a ride and it was right to where I needed to get in Little Rock to meet up with a buddy.
 
He lived in an apartment complex that bordered an organic food and plant nursery with chickens and a beautiful property. Here I spent a few days relaxing and enjoying the view. Talking with a few pretty girls in the garden over some of my home brew cannabis tea and getting a new backpack from town with my buddy. It was a nice friendly little town and I met a nice man from India as well. He had moved here to start a new life and was applying for jobs. After a few days of relaxing in Little Rock it was time to hit the road. He dropped me off at the edge of town at a gas station and I started my regular preparations to catch a ride.
 
Unfortunately this would turn out to be a long day filled with a bit of anxiety. It was quite hot and I don’t like to look for rides mid day in the sun with my dog. Although he loves rolling in the grass enjoying the sun shine all day I get a lot of dirty looks from angry Americans while doing this. Keep in mind my backpack was generally filled with dog food, water, and a few tools and a blanket for myself. Most of it was geared towards keeping him healthy and happy. So after a long day of no rides I literally just gave up for the mid-day period. This is where I would suggest another tip. Don’t hesitate to take a break from trying to catch a ride and enjoy your environment. I simply made a sign and threw it on my backpack at a large gas station.

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While I was here I received numerous conversations on top of free dog food, free food, free drinks, and more. There was even a moment when a police officer walked up and I thought, Oh crap, I’m busted, here comes the harassment. To my surprise, she offered me a bag full of food, handy items, hygienic things, and more. I told her I didn’t need it and had my own money, that I was doing this to find a new life. Not that I was homeless really, but by definition sort of. Anyway, she told me it was from her church and that I should keep it and use it and they had many more. I thanked her and told her I thought she was going to mess with me she laughed and we chatted for a bit. Many other truckers stopped and chatted with me and offered rides, only to admit their company literally had new policies about picking up hitch hikers. Many still contemplated but I never found one.
 
I was trying to get down to Texas at this point and it was turning out to be a rough place to hitch hike from. I was sitting on the side of the gas station talking to some of the employees when a truck filled with dreds and musicians pulled up hollering at me. Right at the moment I was really starting to feel a bit of anxiety for the night these guys rolled in. We chatted a bit and they were headed for Texas! The problem was they didn’t have room for me or the dog in the cab of the truck. Luckily they have a blow up mattress in back, with a topper on the bed of the truck. My dog and I enjoyed the comfort of a bed for 5-6 hours as we headed for Texas. I rolled up a few on the way and we passed them around enjoying the ride. We ended up crashing out in Dallas at one of their friends.
 
This was a beautiful house with a private rock style pool. The host was extremely nice and opened up his home to everyone including myself. We ended up sleeping out in the yard though under the stars smoking and chilling all night. In the morning we geared up and headed for Austin. After a few dips in the famous river that people swim in we headed for down town. First though, what most people don’t know, if you follow that river up to the head you can actually find a natural area of the river with no people. My dog enjoyed the swim and we all had a lot of fun drinking on the river. Beautiful clear water and sunshine for everyone. After getting downtown these guys showed me how they got top dollar food at bargain prices. We walked around and asked people for their left overs. Most people didn’t mind and the food was untouched from side meals or a perfect sandwich. Half of them said they were about to throw it out. These guys showed me a few life lessons I will never forget.
 
We ended up eating with the homeless people down under the bridges watching the police harass them. They left us alone and the people we were with so it was a bit of a victory for the night. It was constant harassment by police on people just trying to get by to the next day. They weren’t hurting anyone or messing with people but simply trying to catch some sleep. Most were dressed like they had job interviews daily but no luck. I will never forget one of these guys saying “I’ve never had a white dude eat off the same plate as me” to one of the guys I was with. This guy didn’t think anything of it. Race, color, social standing. He sat right now and they started eating together. This guy was a traveler himself, broke, and always needing food. Even in this moment this man still found generosity, compassion, and empathy to get food and share it. It was truly eye opening.
 
These guys showed me quite a bit about life on the road and I will never forget that. I was just a noob and they really taught me the ropes of traveling and being smart about it. Many times they would walk in to a McDonald’s and make some jokes and ask for a free ice cream. 100% of the time they would walk out with a free ice cream. They weren’t begging, rather using conversation and compassion as a trade for food. Other times we would sit at a gas station and play music. People would come over and want a conversation. They would give 5-10 bucks and everyone just enjoyed the music. Some ignored us and others where intrigued. We’d fill our gas cans and hit the road.
 
This is where another tip comes in. Not one I am proud of either where I let sex and a women cause drama between me and these guys. I won’t go into to much details but I allowed a women to trick me and it caused a real bad night for us and the guys. This fueled into a small argument and after a week together I decided I should hit the road again. The tip here is, bro’s before hos. Even when you think you’ve scored sex and a place to crash women are crazy. They do crazy things. They make you look crazy. Of course I was being extremely selfish but I had thought I pegged a good deal that benefited everyone. Boy was I wrong. Don’t chase tail on your adventures at any point. Always maintain YOUR adventure and never let a women or lust take you off your path. This can go both ways. Never change your path for lust.

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Another quick tip, be careful with alcohol while traveling. The argument was mostly caused by alcohol as we were sipping some strong stuff downtown. I tried apologizing and bought some alcohol and stuff but he just couldn’t drop it. Deciding to go our own ways we did just that. This was one of the rougher nights on the travels and honestly probably my hardest. The whole time walking it was that constant thought of, man why’d you have to be such a douche bag. All to get some tail. Of course every hotel, every hostel, every motel, ect. was completely full. The one that was open didn’t allow dogs. I was screwed. We walked over 20 miles that night looking for a place to crash. Ending up sleeping behind a dumpster behind a hotel. It ended up being a pretty miserable nights rest.
 
The morning was beautiful though. We got up and into the sun and hit the road again. A cute little taxi girl sparked up a conversation and ended up taking me down to San Marcos Texas. She dropped me off at a beautiful soccer field complex next to a river. Absolutely beautiful place where my dog and I enjoyed an unbeatable day on the banks of this river. Swimming and fishing it was amazing. The river was clear mixed with a bit of that Cancun ocean blue. People were playing and enjoying the day and I had a lot of great conversations here. As the sun began to disappear from view I thought about sleeping right on the shore. This is when I met a man that was about to leave and head back to town. We talked for a bit and I hopped in and we headed off. This guy was one of the most humble guys I had ever met. We talked for hours and smoked some reefer. Once again, you’d never guess this guy to smoke. He was a business type guy with a good job, very smart, successful, with a nice truck ect. He had recently been screwed by his ex and had children involved too. This guy had a deep heart and had been screwed over. He offered to let me stay with him but I was already staying with a buddy in town.
 
Here I met up with a couple living in San Marcos. They were a lot of fun and his wife was actually from Mexico. They had lived there too and had traveled quit a bit themselves. We had a lot of good conversations and it was my last stop before hitting the border. This is where I took my first bus because it was kind of dead mans land from here to the border. I didn’t want to risk anything with the heat and my dog so I bought a cheap ticket and told them he was a service dog. We hopped on the bus and headed for the border. A few times the bus drivers laughed because he wasn’t a service dog but there wasn’t anything they could do about it.
 
After getting to the border at around 4 a.m. we wondered around trying to figure out where the bridge was and how to cross. After a nap on the bridge we ended up getting over to Matamoros. The contact I had in this city ended up ditching me. Which was a bit chaotic at the time and left me a bit out of place in Mexico.
 
I’ll leave my adventures of Mexico for Part 2 but I thought I would summarize some of the tips here. One of the biggest tips I can give is to respect people. To respect their way of life, to respect their situation, and their thoughts. At the same time, be willing to help others and help them grow by revealing truth about a situation. In this process you find yourself and your own growth. All of this ties into security as well. I never wore fancy clothes, shoes, watches, or jewelry. I wasn’t out to impress anyone or look down on them. I treated everyone I met with respect and was offered many times with food, housing, and mutual respect. Never one time did I feel threatened or scared to be in the situation I was in because I was ready to deal with while maintaining respect for those around me. Never present yourself as something you’re not or in a way that makes you a target. Keep your expensive items hidden. Have secret places to keep extra cash and other things. Inside poncho bags or beneath your fire starting kit. I have found camouflage is your best friend when it comes to staying safe. Camouflage yourself as a poor man. You’re not traveling to impress people. So why wear any fancy shit? Why paint a target on yourself? Most of the tips associated with safety and travel are common sense. Keep the mentality you are nothing but a homeless bum and it’s easy to maintain that mutual respect.
 
Also, it doesn’t hurt to carry a few knives in your self made elastic waist band created from an old pistol holster.

Traveling Across a Few Countries

Political correctness is nothing less than thought control!

My Adventures – FreedomSalvationBusiness Help

(Every time you share this article a feminist shaves her head and a statist gets arrested)

Why You Should Have a Motorized Bicycle

Looking back on all the different vehicles I’ve owned in my life, the Audi A4, TT, A6, Propane Powered GMC Van, Triumph TR7, Jeep, Motorcycles, Dirt Bikes, Go-Carts and Motorized Bikes; I can say they were each fun in there own way but nothing compares to the motorized bicycle. Being able to start it up, fly to the store at about 30-35 mph without having to worry about much of anything. I wanted to share with you some reasons WHY it became one of my favorite forms of travel the minute I got on my first motorized bike and why I recommend everyone tries it.
 

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Gas Mileage
The gas mileage is ridiculous. You can go to town and back for pennies. I traveled many times for groceries, car parts, and other random things with a few cargo bags on the bike and also a backpack on me. The one I had was upgraded with a larger fuel tank and also spare fuel in a metal water bottle. I could go about 120 miles without a gas station on this small setup.
 
Maintenance
I purchased a quality small engine kit when I built mine. It was a beautiful little HONDA ENGINE and it would start first pull almost every time. Basic maintenance of a small engine and it will run for a life time. They run smooth, quiet, and reliable. I never had issues with mine but always carried a travel tool kit just in case. (One time I forgot it and needed it to adjust something so I had to pedal all the way home with a full backpack. Still better than pushing a motorcycle or calling a tow truck though!)
 
Insurance
Motorized bicycles require no insurance of any kind. The cost is usually pretty low too so it’s not that big of a deal. The damage you can do with a motorized bike is minimal as well even compared to a motorcycle.
 
License
You do not need a license of any kind to use a motorized bicycle on the road. No matter what! You can use them anytime without any permission.
 
Simplicity
There are two different types of kits. Chain driven and friction. Chain driven is as it sounds, a chain system set up with your small engine. This one is a bit more permanent and slightly more difficult but works a bit better in all conditions. I opted to go with the friction drive because of its simplicity, less moving parts, and ease of adjusting from engine to pedaling the bike manually. Installing of both is pretty easy however the friction fit is a bit easier as well. The friction is the same engine, but it spins a small grip wheel sprocket thing that sits on the tire. It works great except in wet and rainy conditions. It has slightly more wear and tear on the rear tire but not much. You can install either kit on almost ANY bicycle. Both options of 4 stroke and 2 stroke.
 
Price
The price is extremely reasonable. For the Audi R8 version of the motorized bicycle you go with the Staton kits. Which are around 250-500 depending on the kit. There are cheaper versions as well for around 125-150 but they are hit or miss. I have dealt with Bike Berry and a few of their affiliate websites and they had terrible customer service. The actual Staton website is where I ordered mine and everything went flawless. I even ordered the larger fuel container from them and it worked great too.
 
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Reliable Work Vehicle
I used this bike to get to work all the time! It worked awesome. I made my money back on the bike in gas reletively quickly and the ride to and from was a lot of fun. Even if I was late my boss would just laugh because hey man, it’s a motorized bike.
 
Hobbies
Whether you enjoy fishing or picking asparagus this thing is perfect for that. Many times I would cruise the neighbor doing both! I took many camping trips and trips to local state parks for hiking. I simply chained my bike and engine to a post and enjoyed the day. Hopped back on and drove off.
 
Camping or RV
Having a couple of these on the RV instead of a moped or pulling a car would be ideal. You would save tons of money and it would be much easier to figure out how to store them. Getting them out and off the RV would be much easier as well. No head aches and no hassle! They are pretty light considering its just a bike and small engine. Like picking up a big weed whacker.
 
Enjoyment
There is nothing more fun than riding a motorcycle and hitting corners and enjoying the breeze. The motorized bike captures this but slows it down for total enjoyment. The birds in the field and the deer eating corn, all enjoyed as you cruise by on your bike. The noise is not as loud so you don’t scare much wildlife and it’s much easier to communicate and enjoy your environment. Yet at the same time, I could hit the throttle full power and hit those corners like Road Rash. You aren’t inside a vehicle or even on a motorcycle so the speed feels more real for some reason, even though you’re going slower.
 
I really wanted to expand on this last subject. The enjoyment of cruising around on one of these motorized bikes is pure bliss. You feel like a nerd, a biker, and a racer all in one. There’s no label for this level of adult fun. The beautiful part is it works on any bicycles, big, small, ect. It’s easy to do for anyone even as a first time project.
 
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These small engines are powerful as well. I built a small trailer and had almost 200 lbs + me on the rig during testing. It not only pulled us, it did it quickly! If you’re looking for something fun and quite useful then I highly recommend looking at some of these motorized bikes.
 

Why You Should Have a Motorized Bicycle

Political correctness is nothing less than thought control!

My Adventures – FreedomSalvationBusiness Help

(Every time you share this article a feminist shaves her head and a statist gets arrested)