Photo Friday – Desert Parking Lot – Wadi Rum, Jordan

November 15, 2013

Desert Parking Lot - Taken 8-Nov-2013 - Wadi Rum, Jordan

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Some Places Feel Better Than Others

November 12, 2013


Have you ever arrived in a place and felt something? Maybe you felt great; maybe you felt like something was off. Maybe you felt nothing; maybe you felt “at home.” It’s hard to isolate this feeling from your own internal biases. Maybe a place feels like home because you’ve lived there your whole life. Maybe […]

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Goodbye Cyprus

November 10, 2013

I Love Cyprus

What can you say about a place so near and dear to your heart? I arrived in Cyprus with the intention of recuperating after my frequent health problems (aka diarrhea) in India. I wanted to see if this island, which I visited once before in 2006, could be a home. And I wanted to visit […]

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Photo Friday – Gateway To Another World – Petra, Jordan

November 8, 2013

Gateway To Another World - Taken 7-Nov-2013 - Petra, Jordan

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Discovering My First Gray Hairs

November 5, 2013

My First Gray Hair

I was walking around the castle in Limassol, Cyprus when I felt a familiar instinct kick in: must..find..bathroom. Ya, it was kind of like diarrhea and luckily I was near a free public bathroom. My gastrointestinal tract suffers when I’m stressed, tired, or nervous, and I happened to be nervous about meeting a special girl […]

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Working With A Breathworker For The First Time

November 3, 2013


While in Cyprus I had the opportunity to work with a breathworker for the first time. To summarize, breathworkers help people connect within (the soul, cousciousness, whatever you want to call it) and work through their issues. It’s all natural, no plants or drugs are used, and it’s truly something to experience. There are many […]

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Photo Friday – Floating Above Beirut – Beirut, Lebanon

November 1, 2013

Floating Above Beirut - Taken 30-Oct-2013 - Beirut, Lebanon

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Cyprus – Nature’s Playground

October 29, 2013

Green And Beautiful Cyprus (46)

How is it possible that in one place cacti (desert environment), citrus (Mediterranean environment), and bananas (tropical environment) can grow? I don’t know. But the results are stunning. I apologize for the sheer number of images, but I couldn’t help myself. Cyprus is outrageously beautiful and this was the only way to tell the story. […]

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Camping In Paradise – Karpaz, Cyprus

October 27, 2013

The Beach

Karpaz. It’s the peninsula circled in blue that juts out from Cyprus’s northeast that gives the island its unique shape. But anyone who has visited this undeveloped haven of beauty knows it’s more than just a peninsula. The first thing you notice when you get to Karpaz is its greenery. Cyprus is relatively green, but […]

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Photo Friday – Love, Peace, Travel – Cappadocia, Turkey

October 25, 2013

Love, Peace, Travel - Taken 22-Oct-2013 - Cappadocia, Turkey

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Finding Inspiration In An 80-Year-Old Entrepreneur

October 22, 2013

Anibal thumb

Anibal. If you say that name in North Cyprus everyone knows who you are talking about. He’s a living legend. It wasn’t always the case though. Anibal started by cycling around town and selling sandwiches from his bike in the 1950s. From there he started a restaurant as most restaurateurs do, working hard, creating a […]

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Attending A Peaceful Protest In North Cyprus & Thinking About Crowd Psychology

October 20, 2013


As May turned into June this year, protests swept the streets of Istanbul and the rest of Turkey. The catalyst, the straw that broke the camel’s back in reality, was the plan to demolish a park to build an Ottoman-style barracks that protesters claimed would have included a shopping mall. Protesters also were out to […]

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Photo Friday – Desert At Your Doorstep – Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

October 18, 2013

Desert At The Doorstep - Taken 13-Oct-2013 - Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

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How To Really Help People

October 15, 2013


It’s a question I get asked a lot: Dear Adam, I recently had experience X or realization Y and I want to do more to help those less fortunate than me. It’s really hard to get started though. There is so much need out there, so many problems and so many people who need help. […]

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A Sunday Hike In The Mountains, The Beach, And One Incredible Dog

October 13, 2013

Afa And I

Nature, I fell in love with her early on in my trip. Back in Denmark as I prepared for The Happy Nomad Tour I’d go for nightly walks in the nearby forest. It wasn’t as exotic as it may sound. There was a path Nature speaks so loudly to me. You see so much life […]

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Photo Friday – Ainkawa Church – Erbil, Iraq

October 11, 2013

Ainkawa Church - Taken 10-Oct-2013 - Erbil, Iraq

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Little Mind And Big Mind

October 8, 2013


I recently listened to an interview with acclaimed writer Maya Angelou. In one statement she summarized something I’ve struggled to put into words for years. She rents a hotel room in her hometown that she uses as her office as described here. When asked what she keeps in the room, here is her response: Usually […]

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