The good, the bad, and the ugly reason I won’t be doing that again anytime soon

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I’d love to chalk this up as a practical research experiment, a purposeful exploration of the human mind.

Yes, I took the last ten days off from writing to see what would happen.

All for posterity: I, a brave and valiant wannabe writer sacrificing myself and my progression to learn…

How long do we have to wait for breakthroughs to happen? Is the struggle worth it?

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I’m a toddler in the world of writing. I am only learning to walk and haven’t found the words to express myself yet.

2021 is my first year of publishing, and while I’ve accomplished goals and connected with more people than I expected, let’s be honest: I’ve done Jack all(big…

Photo by Author — Sunrise over Borneo

It is never easy but waking up with sunrise makes it all worth the struggle

The rewards far outweigh the costs; sleeping in a hammock is never easy, always conducive to a night of uncontrollable contortion and sleepless calamity.

Here I was, 1000 feet above the jungle floor, trying to rest in my hammock. The loud, vociferous sounds of the wild outdoors pattering into my…

Nothing beats sitting behind the wheel of a strange car in a foreign place

Photo by Author — Monument at The Tip of Borneo

The Airbus A320, Air Asia’s convenient aircraft of choice, hits the tarmac with relative ease. The pilot has broken through the thick, hellish tropical cloud cover and descended with a soothing touch — comfortable, quiet, calm.

It is a perfect afternoon sky, balmy and blue, and adventure lingers palpably in…

Travel is more than experiencing the glamours of luxury in a foreign location, it’s about struggling and finding yourself(in a foreign place)

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I have a fan crush on Paul Theroux. There’s nothing wrong with that.

His books resonate deeply with me.

I have referred to him often in my travel writing. He is a guidepost of inspiration and information for me; his ideas have helped solidify mine.

I can imagine myself in…

Unless, of course, you’re rich, or are one of those lucky few digital nomads out there.

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Let’s get one thing straight: it takes money to travel.

For some, a lot; for others, less.

Some travelers can get by on a shoestring budget, living locally and with frugality, only spending what is necessary.

Others enjoy a more luxurious and curated experience while traveling. They prefer staying in…

Jack Road

Writer on the move. Vagabond, visiting the world and exploring everything. Journeys are happiness in motion. Let’s break the 9-5 hustle.

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