This Man Dropped Everything To Turn A Simple Road Trip Into A Multi-Year, Multi-Continent Journey LIFE UPROXX “Bob Cooney is an interesting cat. For a long time, he lived the life that we’re all told to strive for. He had the 9-5. He had the house. But at some point, he realized he had a lot more…

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Biggest regret video They placed a blackboard in NYC and asked people to write down their biggest regret in life.  There was a very common theme in all the regrets: they were for things NOT done, actions NOT taken.  What is your biggest regret in life.  It is not living the life you were meant…

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I woke up to sun and airplanes taking off.  The campground is right between the golf course and the airport. The airport is more like a runway, but it suffices.  Most of the air traffic I have seen up here has been seaplanes. After a quick breakfast I decided to look for some surf.  I…

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Dan had introduced me via email to a couple of his friends that inhabited Vancouver island.  One of them was a blacksmith who Dan insisted was one of the coolest dudes he knew, and his sense was that we would get along great.  A few emails and text messages with instructions flew, and I pulled up…

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Before I get to this episode, I want to thank all the new friends from around the world who have signed up on my blog.  This last week has been amazing, and I cant wait to share my story with you. Youve all inspired me to take on greater adventures in the future.  I cant…

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I received a lot of comments from my, many tied to the headline This Guy Turned 51, Quit His $250k Job, and Hit the Road in His 1977 VW Westfalia,  While the vast majority of people were inspired and encouraging, there were many comments along the lines of If I was rich I could quit…

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I am super stoked to announce that I will be contributing to The Inertia website. The Inertia is the new voice of the ocean, mountain, and outdoors – featuring news, opinions, photography, videos and art from the community’s most talented individuals. Founded in 2010, The Inertia reaches 1.5 million+ readers monthly and aims to make sustainable impacts…

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Sunday started with breakfast burritos and plans to catch crab.  We plotted our trip on the map.  One of the cool things about the PNW, and the reason its a boating paradise despite the sketchy weather, is there are so many destinations.  So many islands, so little time. First I had to acquire a 1-day…

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I just checked my Facebook page and they had one of those Memories listed with a photo of me and my friend Jason Dennis from 5 years ago.  I was attending a digital media conference in New York at the Javitz Center.  I don’t remember specifically why I was there, I might have been speaking,…

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Awoke to drizzle and fog after a restless night. Stiff. Old bones aren’t meant to sleep on the ground, even if the ground is sand and a camp pad.  Went for walk on beach to loosen up.  The rock was totally exposed so explored the sea cave.  Lots of crawly things, and a couple of…

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