Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you seen these pictures on Instagram of the breathtakingly-beautiful Hindu temple in Bali, Indonesia? People pose between stone posts with mountains in the background, with a mirror-smooth reflection of themselves coming from a lake below. Isn’t it stunning? Doesn’t it make you want to stop what you’re doing and get on an airplane and fly to Bali right now?
Author: Ron Stauffer
Ron Stauffer is an average American guy with a quiet obsession of exploring the world a little bit at a time. Born and raised in California, he now lives in Colorado and is always looking for an excuse to get away for a few days at a time, living as a part-time digital nomad. He has a degree in Storytelling from Metro State University in Denver, and loves sharing his experiences exploring on the road, in the air, and over the sea. He's visited 30 American states, and he's been to 6 countries... so far!
On Being a Digital Nomad (A New Series)
Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes For nearly a dozen years, the work that I do for a living has allowed me to work from almost anywhere. I can take my work with me anywhere: home, a coffee shop, the bookstore, the gym, my kids’ school, the airport, another country, on a boat, etc.
Travel is NOT Vacation (At Least For Me)
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes, when people hear that I’ve been out of town and see me when I get back, they’ll ask how my “vacation” went. I have to chuckle at this, because when I travel or take trips, it’s almost never vacation, and definitely never relaxing. I’m not saying that taking a vacation is bad or that […]
Why Do I Travel?
Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes One question that everyone who spends time (and a lot of money) traveling will have to answer for themselves is: why do I travel? I don’t think there’s necessarily a right or wrong answer to this question. It can be different for everyone, and it can change over time. As I’ve started racking up the […]
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Here’s a video of when I was at Maho Beach in St. Martin (on the island of Sint Maarten in the Caribbean). This beach, just off Simpson Bay, is strangely positioned right in front of Princess Juliana International Airport which means it gets airplanes coming in and out all day long that fly right over where people are swimming.
Estimated Reading Time: 30 minutes This episode is all about a trip my dad took over 30 years ago, where he rode a bicycle across the United States from the west coast to the east coast. Riding on a bike for more than 3,000 miles over a period of 42 days and seeing ten states in the process, it’s one of the most ambitious trips undertaken by anybody I know personally.
3,000 Feet High in a Hang Glider
Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes During a recent trip to Florida to spend time with my family over Christmas vacation, I got the chance to take a flight in a hang glider. Just like my experience riding in a hot air balloon, it came about in the most unexpected way, and I didn’t even have to pay for it!
Estimated Reading Time: 14 minutes For many years, I had always wondered what it would be like to take a ride on a hot air balloon. It wasn’t something I thought about often, but every once in a while, I’d be driving around town, especially early in the morning, and I’d spot a hot air balloon, and think: “Cool! That would be fun to try someday.”
Estimated Reading Time: 15 minutes A few years ago, I took a trip on a cruise ship with a friend—my first cruise ever—and for today’s episode, I thought I’d share my experience. My friend and I flew to Florida to take a 7-day Caribbean cruise. Our ship was the Carnival Dream (which, at the time, was the biggest ship owned by Carnival Cruise Lines).
Working On A Cruise Ship SUCKS
Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes The idea of working on a cruise ship, for many people, is an exciting idea. They might figure they can get free drinks, travel to exotic places, spend some time on the beaches, or otherwise reap the benefits of a luxurious travel job. After all, people who take cruises always come back from their vacations talking about palm trees, beautiful sunsets, steel drum music, endless boat drinks, and great shows on the ship, right?