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.
A few years back, I met Tynan through a girl we were both dating. In some botched attempt to score a threesome, Tynan and I had built a very mild friendship. We became acquainted on Facebook and continued seeing the same girl. I would even say there were a couple of dinners the three of us shared at our favorite vegan spot in Austin, TX. For a brief moment, I could say I was unofficially poly amorous. No, Tynan and I were never physically intimate, but 1. he made me tea 2. I had slept in his bed and 3. I borrowed a pair of his socks, which in this case, is similar to a girlfriend wearing her boyfriend's button up. Our last night as a threesome was at a gay club. Tynan arrived in his sequined cap, freshly black painted nails, long fur coat, and our girlfriend. We all stood around, chit chatted, exchanged kisses, then it was over.
Years later, I kept up with Tynan through Facebook updates and our mutual friends. He dawned a new look with his zipper pants, t-shirts, and funny tow' up rope slippers. He also sold his penthouse, car, and purchased an RV that seemed to break down every 2-4 months. Because I had witnessed this transformation, I immediately became curious as to what this person was about. Tynan had everything, a gigantic, lovely apartment, the car, the job, the friends, and the girls . I quickly understood, he didn't give up, or throw anything away, but he simply traded this lifestyle in for a newer one.
I've taken on the responsibility of posting on what I am calling "The Official Tynan Fan Club." Most of you, if reading this post, are probably well-informed of Tynan and all of his adventures. We read about the traveling, the underwear skiing, the free private jets, the gambling, the guns, the books, and the life he had as a pick up artist. Tynan also teaches us a way of approaching everyday in our work and our relationships through his own experiences. I've read the posts and even done some light traveling, but I'm a scared person who has spent her life attached to "things." People like me can't hit the road running, but maybe we can start with a light jog.