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Mar 22, 2021

Branson Spring Break

To kick off the travel season my wife and I decided to stick closer to home and travel down to the Southern Missouri/...

Mar 10, 2021

New YouTube Channel!

Taking on yet another challenge in 2021 I've decided to try and learn how to shoot and edit video.  Eventually I woul...

Feb 17, 2021

It's Okay to Fail

When I made the decision to start the Blacktop Nomad I had to do a bunch of work before I could make my idea public. ...

Jan 27, 2021

Don't Let Your Dreams Wait On You

Part of the reason I started The Blacktop Nomad is I wanted a way to start funding my travel adventures, while at the...

Jan 23, 2021

The Corvette Tax

The day of my high school graduation my grandma handed me a note.  In that note she talked about how proud she was of...

Jan 22, 2021

Not-So Big Adventures

This last summer wasn't exactly a banner year for travel.  With travel restrictions, attraction closures and mandator...

Jan 21, 2021

Finding Balance

So in my last post I talked about what got me interested in minimalism and if you made it all the way to the end you ...

Jan 21, 2021

Letting Go

For most of my life I had what you would call a "collective nature". Whether it  was Legos, Hot Wheels, books, etc.  ...

Jan 20, 2021

The Ugly Truth of Marketing

Surveys are constantly showing people are unhappy, working more than any other generation in history while simultane...

Jan 20, 2021

The hidden cost of materialism

Growing up my dad and I used to go to farm auctions on the weekends.  Most of the time we'd never even bid on anythin...

Jan 19, 2021

2020: Change Isn't All Bad

I think I, like many of us, started 2020 out with a certain amount of optimism.  The start of a new decade, the feeli...

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