foXnoMad 4 Years On: Updates, Quotes, And Things To Come

red fox sleepingI don’t quite recall the first day of foXnoMad, which was 4 years ago today. It certainly wasn’t a travel blog and didn’t even have the same domain name! You can read more about the history of foXnoMad and throw yourself back to last year when I told you 15 things about foXnoMad.

A few things on that list has changed (it now takes me about 2-3 hours to complete a post, I get about 100 legitimate emails a day, and read over 400 travel blogs regularly), but I’m still typing away with enthusiasm.

eBook Sale Today

One of my proudest accomplishments was completing my first eBook, Overcoming The 7 Major Obstacles To Traveling The World, this past September. To celebrate foXnoMad’s 4th birthday it’s on sale for $5 today only. I believe it will help inspire and give you the resources to travel as much as you want – provided you’re willing to put work in to do so.

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the thinkerPersonal Philosophies

I’ve read many travel sites and articles that post quotes from well-known people but thought I’d share two of my personal philosophies with you. (Originally this post was going to be something different with these included, but didn’t work out like I thought it would.) I hope to expand this list eventually and create something with it, but here’s a start.

  • My imagination is limitless but my budget is not. If the opposite were true I would probably travel less than I do now.
  • Life is like a big science project. You can live it based on the results of other people’s experiments or be adventurous and conduct your own.

I’d love to hear some of yours, feel free to jot them down in the comments. Who knows, your comment might also be selected randomly for a $15 Amazon gift card.

fox pupThings Coming Down The Road

I had also been hoping to unveil an updated About page today but as I typically am…late! I hope to have the new about page along with a nifty new logo in the coming weeks. I’m also working on several new ebooks, a contest (with a prize trip somewhere “cool”), starting my first paper-based book, and all the while traveling.

My bi-monthly newsletter is also a good way to find out where I am and headed – plus get contest information before anyone else. Did I mention there was a big contest coming up?

I Cannot Say It Enough…Thank You

For every comment, travel suggestion, post you read, offers to let me couchsurf, kind words – I really cannot thank you enough for your support in so many ways. If there’s anything I can do to return the favor, please let me know and I’ll do my best to help. My inbox is always open to you.

travel smarter, -Anil

[photos by: Humanoide (sleeping fox), steven n fettig (Thinker), Eric Begin (fox pup)]

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  1. Earl says:

    Well done Anil and of course I’m looking forward to what you have in store for the near future!

    And one of my personal philosophies (which happeAndns to be a quite by Helen Keller) is: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

    I remind myself to take risks, follow dreams and make the most out life on a daily basis. Just the thought of having regrets later on down the road is enough to keep me motivated to continue pursuing my own path.

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    • Anil P. says:

      Thank you Earl. I’d say you’ve done a good job of keeping in line with your goal and have certainly added adventure to your life and hope you’ll continue to do so. Guessing on your near-term travel plans I’d say it’s pretty likely!

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  2. Matt says:

    Four years? Shocking! I just had a read on foxnomad’s history – interesting to see how your site has grown and progressed. Good luck with the eBooks and safe travels up to #tbex. Cheers!

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  3. Nisha says:

    Anil,
    Hearty congratulations on completion of four years. That’s a long period ! Many sites would have died before achieving it.

    Comments or not, you have loyal readers like me forever. Your each post has something to tell us & makes us think in whatever way.
    Wish you many more years of FoxNomad and hope we’ll be meet some day somewhere in the world and that would be fantastic. :)

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    • Anil P. says:

      I am so glad to hear that Nisha, I really strive to make each post interesting and useful. I truly appreciate the support and also look forward to the day our paths cross.

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  4. Jason Demant says:

    A little late on this one, but I just wanted to say congrats Anil! Four years is an amazing accomplishment. Blogs are not easy and it’s amazing just how much amazing content you continue to put out. I’ve appreciated the help you’ve given me as well and I hope our travels cross paths at some point.

    Jason

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  5. Sherry Ott says:

    Happy blogging birthday! Not sure of what the blogging etiquette is – should we be sending gifts…maybe eyedrops or something?!
    You’ve really put together a great travel site in 4 years…be proud!! Plus – you actually make money…so be VERY proud!
    We must have started at the same time. My 4 year anniversary of my first post is also around this time; man how things have changed!
    SUPER meeting you in person last weekend!

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    • Anil P. says:

      haha, i like the idea of eye drops, a very appropriate gift! Thanks so much Sherry, it was wonderful meeting you as well this past weekend at TBEX. Hopefully at some point we’ll get a chance to chat again with more time and congrats on your 4 years as well :)

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  6. Eli says:

    Amil, four years is an eternity in the blog world. It’s an extreme accomplishment. You always manage to write about interesting topics and keep things original and entertaining. I’m not even three months old yet online! You’re an inspiration, man. Keep it up!

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    • Anil P. says:

      Thank you very much, it is very rewarding to hear that. I try my best to keep the content fresh and coming. Good luck to you and hopefully many more years for you to come as well.

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  7. Shannon OD says:

    Huge congrats Anil! 4 years is such a landmark in the internet age when sites can die-off within a year or two and you have managed to make the site last and create a great community here. Loved meeting you at TBEX and look forward to more tips and stories here! :-)

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    • Anil P. says:

      It was wonderful to finally meet you in person as well. Hopefully next time we’ll have a bit more time to chat in person. Thank you for all of your support, I appreciate it very much :)

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  8. Gourmantic says:

    Happy 4th Blogaversary, Foxnomad and Anil! :) Fashionably late I am (only just saw your post) Thank you for being an inspiration in many ways and for being a helpful and encouraging person. Every time I visit your sites, I feel I am stepping through the welcome mat. I hope to meet you one day, somewhere around the world. Or in time travel as we get beamed around the universe! :D

    Incidentally, today is Gourmantic’s first anniversary. So I shall look at Foxnomad as her big brother :)

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    • Anil P. says:

      Congratulations on your first anniversary and cheers to more to come! Thank you for your support along the way, I really appreciate it and looking forward to meeting in person one day (hopefully by with transporter technology :)

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  9. Keith says:

    Inspiring longevity! Congratulations on all of your well-deserved success. Here’s to many more for you!

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  10. Akila says:

    Congratulations Anil! 4 years – wow! That is so awesome that you’ve stuck with it and still enjoy it. I’m looking forward to many more years of FoxNomad and hope that we’ll be able to meet you on the road somewhere in the world.

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  11. 4 years – that like 28 in dog years! Our philosophy is “do whatever it takes to stay on the road.”

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  12. JoAnna says:

    Congrats Anil ~ Yours is one of the blogs I *read* (not just skim) each and every time there is a new post. Thank you for all that you’ve done for the travel blogging community. Can’t wait to meet you at TBEX!

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  13. Shannon OD says:

    Four years! Wow that is definitely worth commemorating. Congrats Anil and I look forward to meeting you this weekend! :-)

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  14. ayngelina says:

    Congratulations, I really love Travel Blog Advice, I’ve learned so much from it. 4 years…you should get a lifetime achievement award :)

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  15. Gratz Anil. Like JoAnne also said, I tend to *read* your posts more than others’. Love the tech talk and blog advice too. Hope to bump into you one day on the road. Where are you travelling after TBEX (if you don’t mind me asking)?

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    • Anil P. says:

      Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.

      From TBEX I’ll be back in DC for a week and then on my way to Guatemala or Argentina. As always, I’m waiting for the last minute to book everything up.

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  16. Congratulation!!! 4 years on the Blogosphere is very hard to come by. :) Look forward to more of FoxNomad.

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