Welcome to The Quest For Awesome.
In short, my goal here is to help you pursue your own vision of excellence. You can read more about the site and my personal story on the About Page.
I'm constantly adding more content, but below you'll find a road map to help you find the posts most interesting to you.
Looking For Travel Gear?
I have been living out a 20 lb backpack since 2012 and I have learned I enjoy living minimally in this fashion when I have useful, high quality gear with a purpose.
In 2012 I left on a trip around the world for an entire year. It was a trip spanning 23 different countries, taking me to Northern Norway past the Arctic Circle and down to South Chile; I spent time in Indonesia where it was rainy and humid; I enjoyed the sunny beaches of Australia and the harsh sun of South Africa; and I even went out to fancy restaurants and partied in high end nightclubs.
To see the complete gear list of everything I took with me on this trip: click here.
I learned a lot from this trip when it came to gear; I learned what was important to me when traveling and living out of a backpack and what wasn't quite as important. My gear list is constantly evolving and getting upgraded. If you'd like to see what I travel with now, sign up below to get my updated for 2015 Gear List for free.
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Trying To Plan Your Own Trip?
Different countries require different budgets and they all hold completely different adventures and experiences. As I travel I keep a daily journal that includes where I spend my money and where I go so that I can pass that along to future travelers.
What Does Travel Hold?
One of my favorite activities while I travel is getting lost with my camera. This results in a lot of photos and a lot of stories. I also keep a daily journal with highlights from each day, which allows me to keep of track of some of my favorite memories.
I wrote a 12-part series detailing the monthly highlights (with photos) from my year-long trip around the world. You can start at the beginning by clicking here.
Here are some more adventures you might enjoy/learn from: