Category Archives: Real Talk

Real Adventurers Have Day Jobs

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Real Adventurers have Day Jobs

I spent my life dreaming of adventure; aspiring to travel, try new things, and explore everywhere (and everything) that I could. The dream spoke to me, trying to guide my decisions, but like many would-be adventurers, I listened less and less over time. “Oh, I still want adventure,” I’d tell myself. “But it’ll have to wait until I finish college.”… Read more »

Fitness, Friendship, & Fun: My Experience with Plan For Adventure

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It’s a few minutes before we get down to business. About ten of us are milling around, chit-chatting about work or looking at a chalkboard on the wall that holds today’s workout. We recognize the exercises, but not necessarily the formula for how the circuit works out. I shake out my legs and arms a bit. Then Mike shouts, “everybody… Read more »

Rules for Intrepid Living: Rule #46.

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Rules for Intrepid Living

Rule #46. Safety gear is cool. Several years ago I needed to tear down an old steel shed in my family’s backyard. The screws, nuts, and bolts holding the monstrosity together had long since rusted into one large chunk of metal, so taking it down in an orderly fashion was out of the question. Instead, I found myself wielding a heavy… Read more »

Three Mistakes I Made

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Taking a photo while hiking at Black Hawk State Historic Site

Want to take an adventure, but don’t think you have the time, money, or opportunity to do so right now?
I used to believe that, but I’ve come around to a different way of thinking.
Read on and avoid the mistaken beliefs that held me back.

The Secret Key to Becoming an Adventurer

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Climbing a tree at Black Hawk State Historic Site

If you want to know how to lead an adventurous life, look no further. In this post you’ll find the secret to becoming an adventurer. Read on…

This Plan Could Save Your Life: Part 2

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What do you do when things go wrong? We like to believe that we’ll think rationally in the heat of the moment, but that’s not always the case. This is why you should always have a Bail Out Plan when you’re going to be in potentially dangerous situations. What’s a Bail Out Plan? Read on to find out!

This Plan Could Save Your Life: Part 1

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Back in my post about Rule #10, I detailed how nothing will ever go entirely as planned. That’s true, but it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do any planning. I love spontaneity, but there is definitely a time to make a plan and stick with it. In the same post, I briefly introduced the concept of the Flight Plan. This post… Read more »

You’re Not Bored, You’re Boring…

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Note: While I try to write for a broad audience, this post discusses banking and money, and in that discussion I refer to US institutions and dollars. The rest of the information in this post will still work for you, regardless of where you live. This summer I observed this meme, or others like it, popping up on social media…. Read more »