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Photo Essay: Fall Road Trip to Big Sur, California

Big Freakin’ Sur y’all. I just returned from what’s become an annual fall road trip to […]

By |September 25th, 2017|Travel, US (West Coast)|0 Comments

8 outdoor adventures off Lake Tahoe

I know, I know, Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places to visit […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Travel, US (West Coast)|1 Comment

Anderson Valley Travel Guide

Last week found me taking some time off to unplug, traveling to one of my […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Travel, US (West Coast)|0 Comments

Coming to America: Travel in 2017 to America

Disclaimer: This is a far cry, from my typical travel landscape photos, sunsets, and drink […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Philosophy, Travel, US (East Coast), US (West Coast)|1 Comment

Paris on a Budget: 9 Paris Budget Travel Tips

Cue music: It’s the most wonderful time of the year (in Paris). But seriously you […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Europe, Homepage_Featured, Travel|0 Comments

Big Adventure in the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno

When you think Reno, Nevada, what do you think? Maybe you think casinos, likely comparing […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Travel, US (West Coast)|2 Comments

Photo Essay: 18 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Botswana Okavango Delta

I now know what I would tell someone if they came to me and asked, […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Africa, Travel|0 Comments

Travel Gear to Never Leave Home

What is the one travel item you absolutely can’t leave at home? Or perhaps, the top […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Featured, Tips and Trends, Travel|54 Comments

Who and What is Whiskey Tango Globetrot

Welcome to Whiskey Tango Globetrot. And to that initial blog post that seems to always […]

Reflections on a Life of Travel and Retiring The Traveling Philosopher Blog

I’m not going to beat around the bush; this is the last post here on The Traveling Philosopher. And by some definitions, therefore my last blog post as a travel blogger.

It was four years ago that I had recently arrived in Costa Rica, the first Latin America stop on what was to be something of an indefinite, long-term trip around the world. Just months prior I had started this blog, The Traveling Philosopher, as a place that I could color outside the lines. Somewhere that I could put on paper everything that was in my head, where I didn’t have to abide by a publication’s style guide or an editor’s do and don’t list. I wanted it to be an expression of my feelings. And there was a lot, like unresolved feelings about the passing of my father, anger at the loss of my dream job, disappointment at a pile of debt, and discouragement of an impending divorce.

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By |January 5th, 2015|Featured, Philosophy, Travel|10 Comments