Adventure

Great Places to Hit on Your American Road Trip

The American road trip as many people have argued, needs to be done at least once in all of our lives. Our country is huge and is full of amazing scenery, diverse cities, culture in spades, and unique landscapes “from sea to shining sea.” You could travel your whole...

The 5 Places You Can’t Miss While Visiting Europe

While visiting Europe you can't miss the stunning architecture, vast history, amazing art, fascinating landmarks, quaint villages, and more. When you travel there, you’ll most assuredly be swept away by it all. But, there’s so much to see and do. How do you narrow it...

Bioluminescent Veins @ Mosquito Bay Puerto Rico

Dipping my cupped hand into the water, I stretch my arm up and outwards, watching in awe as glowing streams of blue-sapphire drops shimmer and scamper down my forearm like rapid moving cockroaches. My mind searches to find another incident from my past similar to this...

Crossroads: The Next Step

The crossroad is directly in front, staring me in the face. It’s time to decide. Time to take the next step. Do I turn left or go right? Wandering further up the same road I’m on is not an option. It hasn’t taken me to where I wish to go. A new road is the only...

Granada: City Of Dreams

By Glenn Baja The school bus (a.k.a. chicken bus) stopped and the doors opened. All I could see from street-side was a curtain of people spilling and overflowing out the aisle way. Not only did we have ourselves and the daypacks on our backs but also an overnight...

Victim Of Crime: Costa Rican Style

By Glenn Baja I pushed the shopping cart perpendicular to the aisles, looking for Lezlie. There was only 6 to traverse, not a particularly large grocery store to begin with. I didn't see her. I must of missed her as she passed over to another aisle. I turned and...

Flowin’ & Coastin’ N Costa Rica

By Glenn Baja Tanagers, Motmots, Hummingbirds, Trogons, Honeycreepers, Montezuma Oropendula’s, Kiskadee Flycatcher’s, Toucan’s … the list goes on and on. Many are bird species that you don’t hear of or see in the USA. Over 890 species have been documented in Costa...

Christmas At Amazon: A Life-Sucking Experience

By Glenn Baja It’s over. Finished. Complete. So what’s it like to work at Amazon during the Christmas season, their busiest time of the year? To put it plain and simple, you work your ass off. The life-sucking work is hard and the hours are long. It’s boring,...

When The World Goes To Hell

By Glenn Baja What will our days look like when the world economy goes to hell? How can any of us feel optimistic about anything when words such as the following are shared on media channels? “Our reign as the world’s leading super power is being annihilated in a way...

Road Warrior Craziness

By Glenn Baja It’s time. Once again, it's road warrior craziness time. Seven days from now I’ll be loading up a 22 foot Rialta mobile-home camper and setting out for seven months on the road. Just my gal and I. Three months of working and four months of exploring. All...

Life’s Magic Moments: 5 Lessons To Live By

  By Glenn Baja Reach, slice, pull, push. Reach, slice, pull, push… Steadily I glide, each stroke propelling me strongly forwards. The bottom below resembles a 1970’s shag carpet on steroids, with hundreds–no, make that thousands–of beefy, snub-nosed plants with...

Burning Man: A Virgin No More/Part 2

 This is the second installment of a two-part article on my experience at the Burning Man Festival. You can click here for part one. It wasn't until my first night out on the playa, the open commons area where art and structures are built and displayed, that I was...

Burning Man: A Virgin No More

By Glenn Baja “Welcome to Burning Man. How many have you attended in the past?” the greeter asks as I reach the entrance to the event. “This is my first” I reply. “Are you by yourself?” “Yes.” “You're one courageous soul” she replies, and at the same time asks me to...

Friends: The Sculptors of Souls

I've recently come to understand the richness encased in the seemingly small and insignificant moments that too often go unnoticed. Reading a good book, meeting a new friend, working in the garden, or listening to the breeze rustling the leaves of surrounding trees...

17 Free Ways To More Energy In Minutes!

Everyone Needs More Energy In Their Day Making the most of your life requires energy. Are you feeling lethargic or sluggish? Do you rely on coffee and sugar to make it through the day? I’d like to share some energy-boosting tips that will help you get out of your...