Here's what's going on with Life Nomadic. The site still isn't ready, but it's getting close. I also said that it was close a month ago, so take that with a grain of salt.
The primary delay is that the site is being coded by hand from scratch. It's not built on wordpress, drupal, or anything else like that. Todd is custom coding it from the ground up. This means that it takes a lot longer to get ready, but will also be way more advanced than any other site like it.
The second delay is that we basically did zero work for two weeks while we went everywhere in Panama. Can't say I regret that at all.
Todd is no longer on Life Nomadic. He left Panama a couple days ago to return to Austin. He's been having mixed feelings about traveling since Christmas, and ultimately decided to hang out in Austin for a while. I'm sure he'll still go on some Life Nomadic trips in the future, but couldn't guess when.
The good (great) news is that he's still going to be working on the site. Even as he was wavering about traveling he was enthusiastic about the site. He'll also be in the next few videos (which he's also editing).
I love Panama to death, so I decided to stay an extra month. I rented a great apartment right next to Parque Urraca (in case you know Panama), and I eat at one of my very favorite restaurants in the world, Casa Vegetariana, every day. Paradise.
After Panama I'll be heading to the Dominican Republic and Haiti for 3 weeks, and then I'll be taking a ship across the Atlantic to St. Maarten, Spain, Portugal, and England.
That's as far as I have booked up for now. Three of my friends will be in England then, so I may stay for a little while. Then I'll either head back to Austin before the summer trip or maybe squeeze a quick trip to Peru in there.
But you never know... a random cheap fare to India or Kyrgyzstan could send me away as well.
Waiting for Life Nomadic to be live shouldn't be a big deal. I am currently posting content in three different places:
LifeNomadic.com will combine all of that (and more) eventually, but for now it's easy enough to check them all separately. Each one has an RSS feed, too.
As I've mentioned in previous posts, I am writing a good amount of content that you will see later, which is why BTYB isn't getting tons of updates. Bear with me, please.
A few things you can do:
And actually, if you have any sort of awesome adventure that can be done in five hours or so, let me know. I might be in.
Tynan, you're a badass.
I'm looking forward to the life nomadic site getting up and running so I can be far too jealous of your adventures and still wondering why I'm here, instead of getting shot at in Kashmir.
Can I join Life Nomadic in Todd's spot? I've currently been living the lifestyle myself for about 7 months. I'm in Argentina right now.
I'm game. Let me know.
If you don't have a Miami offering I'd be more than happy to take up the offer. I'm about 4 hours away and wouldn't mind the drive.
Sadly, I know no adventures.
Andrew: I'll probably start posting some LN stuff here as well.
Thanks for the offers of places to crash, tour guding, etc. Pua_Newbie: I'm only in Lisbon for one day and will almost certainly take you up on your offer. Thanks!
You're coming to Portugal? That's awesome! You'll love it here, I can show you around Lisbon, and give you some pointers of things to see in the rest of the country.
Only problem you'll run into is eating in your monthly day off, 'cause there are TONS of great dishes in Portugal.
Shame to hear that Todd is no longer LN.
Really exited to see the site your cooking up, sure it will be incredible.
Hand coding your own CMS...that's hardcore.
I can't wait to see what you come up with, though, the modern nomad lifestyle is something I'm keenly interested in.
Hey Tynan, thanks for the shout out for my video, I really appreciate it.
Sorry to hear about Todd. Perhaps Annie will become your new travel partner?
I don't expect to be posting very much here for the forseeable future, maybe once or twice a month. Most new and exciting things that I'm up to are related to Life Nomadic, so make sure you check for my posts (and subscribe to the RSS) there.
The good news is that I will be posting at least twice a week there, Todd is posting as well, and I upload photos and write quick updates every day. Posts that I make to BTYB will be more "personal development" related, as well as projects I'm working on (like conversion doubler).
I also check the forums every day.
Interesting guy, Sulla. His Wikipedia page gives you a starting point, but you can't really grasp Sulla from an objective point of view. He did a lot of things in his life, and made a lot of enemies, and a lot of friends.
At any given point, he'll do something really awful and seemingly incredibly self-centered and unjustified, and he'll seem like a real terrible human being
And then he'll turn around and do something really magnificent, brave, generous, honest, and selfless.
Hard to make sense of him. To really get a grasp of him, you need to look at him from a mix of perspectives -- from the perspective of Mithradates, the King of Pontus who fought against him in bitter struggle, from the Marian faction, from contemporaries and recent historians, and from people looking back through various ages.
One of the more interesting statements by him is his last words -- he wrote his own epitaph when he knew he was dying --