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Celebrating Holidays Abroad: Ups and Downs and Why I Spent Christmas Alone

In All Topics, Australia, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Personal by Ryan7 Comments

Celebrating holidays abroad can be one hell of a jolly time, and it can also be a solitary affair where you wrestle with the joy of travel and the ache for nostalgic tradition. This Christmas, for me, was just that.  his year I celebrated Christmas in Melbourne Australia. Unlike the past few Christmas’s that have come and gone while traveling, this one was more or less forgettable. …

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Life Lessons Learned By Almost Dying

In All Topics, Lifestyle, Personal by Ryan3 Comments

Dead. It happened that quick. Well, at least it can happen that quick. Today I was nearly run over by a car. Had I been riding my bike just a little faster and had I not braked last minute, I could have been roadkill. After my heart stopped racing and I regained my composure, I began to think about what that meant. And it seems …

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I Lost 20lbs in India and almost Hospitalized: Why You Should Watch What You Eat When Traveling.

In All Topics, Health & Fitness, India, Lifestyle, Personal by Ryan14 Comments

Traveling isn’t always frolicking through fields in the Italian countryside, or living out childhood fantasies exploring ancient ruins like Indian Jones or Lara Croft. And though it would be nice if life always involved fried cheese and beer in Prague — life on the road isn’t always fine and dandy. Actually, I will rephrase that — life on the road can be much more challenging than …