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Aug 15th 2010 12:21PM I think Garry's comment is the best one I've read here. Just about sums everything up. Bravo.
Aug 12th 2010 9:58PM Shane,
I can see why you'd be sarcastic, but I'm just trying to make the point that I know what I'm talking about from experience. I get no satisfaction or ego strokes from telling anonymous commentators about how much (or how little) travel I've done. Self satisfaction is much more satisfying than self validation through others.
Aug 12th 2010 6:24PM Mike,
Thanks for the great post. I think this touches on the general elitism of "lifestyle designers" who travel and blog about.... their travel, or design websites, SEO work, and other jobs that are easily mobile. The worst part is, they're nothing elitist about them. The skills they learned in their drone cubicle job they're carrying over into the traveling lifestyle they now live. They're not doing anything massively awesome to contribute to the world, except spending their money in cafe's and hostels meeting other backpackers who think they're cooler than everyone else. It's just a big circle jerk.
I used to be one of them (sort of), I could do my work from anywhere, except I wasn't blogging about my travel and how I was living off of it. I'm now pursuing a new job that for awhile, the only travel I'll be doing is the subway tunnels on my commute. The difference is, I want to do more than write a post about my latest jaunt to Bangkok - I have passion that I want to see manifested through great work that means something, influences culture, and becomes more valuable than just a solid CTR.
The point is, most of these people that travel around have nothing to brag about but their travel, and it's not so impressive when everyone else you know travels just as much. I feel like the people that are passionate about doing something huge, something meaningful in their career, get laughed at because they don't travel as much. That's bullshit, it should be the other way around.
For the record, I've started two companies and traveled to 28 countries with four residences in the past year.
Mar 10th 2009 5:16PM Hey Tynan, love your posts. I just have to ask though, what is your line of work? Have to ask since it permits such an excellent lifestyle of travel :) Cheers!
Feb 18th 2009 2:44PM I couldn't find these prices listed on Amtrak or when searching for a train, but the air still has them beat. Boston to Balt/Wash airport for $70 one way, and 5 hours faster.
Jan 2nd 2007 11:38PM What I want to know is why the community of enthusiasts for everything else didn't back up their own cars. I'm suprised I didn't see any Jag or Evo enthusiasts voting like the Saab ones did. It seems to me as the Saab community are the only ones who are truely passionate about their cars, as any enthusiast could have showed up on this poll. Truely passionate owners backing up a truely great car, the Saab deserves it.