As you’re reading this, I’m somewhere in the desert at a location I can’t reveal just yet for a number of reasons; and have been offline for the past few days. Despite my best efforts to stay online, it’s not always possible or practical to do so. Running around getting visas, visiting remote regions of the world, and participating in other projects like the New Nomads web series, is work that often takes me away from focusing on writing here. (Work is work, even when you’re fortunate enough to have an amazing job you love.) That got me thinking, prior to visiting this, the 60th+ nation in my goal to travel to every country in the world, that I should allocate some offline work time, as I’m doing now.
Annually, I’ll take a break from 10 posts (approximately 5 weeks a year) for trips that will get me far from cities into the wireless wilderness plus give me some extra time to catch up on editing my travel photos, for example. (I’m still just on Sydney, Australia where I was last October.) …and keep my global travel map, with many of the places I’ve eaten, slept, and visited throughout the past 5 years, up to date.
Taking efficient offline time will ironically help me get caught up online and bring you new types of content in addition to words and pictures. I’ll also be able to take even more various programming and computer security related projects – at my core, I’m still a hacker. Normally this offline time won’t mean my foXnoMad Facebook Fan Page and Twitter feed will go quiet. However for this trip, they’ll go silent, and I’ll explain more when I return online April 30th.
- I look forward to posting about my latest adventure after arriving in my favorite city for the start of the I Love Istanbul Tour I’m organizing with friend, and blogger Wandering Earl.
For those of you who will be in Istanbul on April 30th, I would love to meet with you and have a chat over a beer or cup of tea. I’m holding a meetup from 18:30-20:00 at Urban on April 30th and you’re invited. Please RSVP on this Facebook Event Page if you can or are thinking about attending.
Because I don’t get to say it enough, thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and for taking the time out of your busy schedules to read my words. I appreciate that it is because of you many of the opportunities in my life have been made possible.
Thank you again and I look forward to returning at the end of the month.