Simple Vacations: 7 Steps to Your Dream Holiday (Even When You Don’t Think You Can Make It Happen)

Depending on your personality, planning a vacation can be stressful or it can be fun. You dreamers out there love browsing through all the possibilities. The planners love the details: where you’ll stay, what you’ll do, how you’ll get around… right down to the train schedule. But regardless of your approach, it’s easy to get … Continue reading Simple Vacations: 7 Steps to Your Dream Holiday (Even When You Don’t Think You Can Make It Happen)

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20 Things I’d Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

1.       You don’t have to figure it all out. 2.       Stuff doesn’t matter. 3.       If you’re going to spend a lot of time working, you might as well enjoy it. 4.       It’s possible to compromise too much. 5.       You have time today, AND life is short. 6.       Your work, abilities, and accomplishments aren’t you. 7.       … Continue reading 20 Things I’d Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

An Evening in Baltimore: Charm City’s Baseball & Light Rail

On a warm August night, the air was filled with the smell of barbecue, beer, and the excitement of a comeback. The Blue Jays had been holding strong the whole game, but in the bottom of the eighth, the Orioles scored twice, shooting ahead 5-3. Now in the Ninth, the Orioles had a chance to … Continue reading An Evening in Baltimore: Charm City’s Baseball & Light Rail

Wading Through Wacken: Minimal Packing for a European Metal Festival

Walking through ankle-deep mud in the rain while carrying your belongings on your back will make anyone a minimalist...   I was fortunate to attend Wacken Open Air in Germany last summer, and then followed the festival with a few days on the Baltic Sea to rest and recover. With just a 22L back pack, … Continue reading Wading Through Wacken: Minimal Packing for a European Metal Festival