HoboDrifter.com was created as a way to communicate with all of those that wish to not only travel, but truly explore any location they may find themselves in. I’ve always been intrigued by the notion of fully experiencing the world around myself since my first years in college. With a degree in architecture the built world was understandably my first interest. As time has passed, it is not only the built world that catches my attention, but the influences of culture, people, and the environment surrounding those structures. Finding the time and means to explore those influences is often the challenge. As a 25 year old male with less than $1000 in tangible assets (aside from cash ), it’s not hard to pack up and travel on a whim.
As of December 22, 2009 I own no vehicle, possess no TV, bed, furniture or apartment to put them in. Nearly everything I own has been sold on Craigslist or donated to Goodwill. I have since stuffed everything I need (and a few things I want) into my backpack and hit the road. I’ve set a new course in life, one that strays from the norm of past generations. I’m not looking for job security or logging 40 hours a week so I can fund my 401k and finally start living when I’m 65. My office is nomadic, it can change timezones within days, and it’s expenses are calculated in multiple currencies. I prefer to define it as exploration without borders. I may settle down one day, but it will merely be a slowing of my explorations, not a complete stop. Simply put, I’m out drifting around this rock to see all that it has to offer, the good and the bad. I carry in my pocket, throughout my travels, a reminder of my newly founded outlook on life. After a chance dining experience with a friend at a hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant, we customarily cracked open our all-wise fortune cookies and read the tiny print. It may seem cheesy at first, but there was something about that night – the foreign atmosphere, being the only two native English speakers – that made the words on that little piece of paper really resonate through my cranium. It read:
To be content with little is true happiness.
I can’t say where I’ll be next or even when, all I hope is that you, as a reader and supporter, enjoy sharing my experiences and can draw motivation from my stories to follow that which you love to do most.
Enjoy The Journey