ABOUT MY WORLD
Being a nomad is about freedom. Going where you want, when you want and how you want. It’s about seeing the world as your home. It’s about deeply appreciating where you were born and what you have been given. At times, being a nomad makes you incredibly humble… and grateful. It’s about celebrating differences. It’s understanding it is not your role in the world to change things and that ever time you try to make things better, you make things worse. You don’t judge. You observe. You learn what you can. There is never enough time to truly understand. It’s about accepting people and cultures for what they are; hoping, even praying they never change.
Being a nomad is also about sacrifice. You miss your family and friends. You miss sleeping in the same bed. You miss having pets. You miss that big, well-worn leather chair that you’ve had for decades and refuse to give up even though it is well beyond its intended lifespan. You miss your favorite restaurant and that corner sports bar that sells cheap beer. You miss the holidays. Christmas in Bangkok or Paris is really fun and interesting, but it’s not the same as Portland. Wherever you are in the world, you can usually find a bar full of westerners watching the Super Bowl at 5 am, eating nachos (or something like nachos) and drinking beer. But it’s not the same as watching it with your buddies. It’s just not.
Year after year a nomad accepts these sacrifices. And when you are standing in the pouring rain, looking up at The Treasury; a massive stone structure, carved by hand in the side of a mountain by an ancient tribe in Petra, Jordan, you will be moved emotionally and you will know it’s all worth it.
You see the best and sometimes the worst the world has to offer. You see the world naked. Not through the filtered lens of the media and upbeat travel shows. Each country you visit is rarely what you think it is going to be and never ceases to surprise you when you least expect it. You learn how to handle yourself. How to be safe… but not so safe that miss an incredible experience. Your confidence grows with each passing month. It’s really amazing. Things that used to terrify you are now common place and you shrug them off without a second thought. You learn your limits, then you break through them. Being noticed is no longer a priority or even desired. You find yourself. You do things and go places because you want them, not to impress. The longer your journey the more you understand the world. Not superficial understanding. Deep knowledge gained from experience. Your opinions solidify and yet your tolerance grows. You become something else. Something new. Something better. You become nomad.
HOW THIS WEBSITE WILL HELP YOU
My Nomad World is for the dreamers. Those that have a deep desire to see the world, but just don’t know how to do it. I am going to show you how you can do it. And not in a superficial way. I am going to really teach you… step-by-step. How I did it and how I continue to do it, year after year. I will be your mentor. It’s a big world out there. There are currently 195 countries and 1052 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I plan to see them all. Join me. It’s possible. If you really want it, it can be yours.