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5 Thoughts About Returning to the West, and Brussels

I’m an extremely fortunate man. I’m able to do what I want with my life, and generally speaking my “lifestyle business” has created many new opportunities (like Selo Oils), the ability to travel, and just…well, a lot. I’m grateful. But last year was bad on the travel front. I got cooped up in Prague for […]

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Work, Travel, or Play?

In light of all my current travels (Ukraine to Belgium to Germany to Seattle to Canada to California to London to Ukraine), I got asked a few times how I manage to stay productive on the road. Honest truth: It suffers a lot. Another honest truth: I’m able to do it because it really doesn’t […]

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Greetings From Canada

Hello from the great Pacific Northwest… After a bit of debate, I decided to cancel the Germany/Seattle parts of my trip, because I didn’t want to risk getting stranded at the Frankfurt airport with their strikes today. So, I flew the new United Polaris Business Class from Brussels to DC, then to Toronto and on […]

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The Longest Trip EVER to Canada Begins

Greetings from the city center of Brussels, where I’m hanging out for the next couple of days. More thoughts on the city, food, culture, and more coming early this week (when I take the train to Frankfurt). But, I do want to say this… Today, I realized I have spent the last year in Eastern […]

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European Cigarettes Are Healthy, or Something

Just the other day, I was thinking about cigarettes in Europe. Namely, that they’re just not a “big deal” out here. Sure, you see the warnings on the packages, and people generally know that smoking is “bad”, but it’s not the deal it’s made out to be in the States. There isn’t constant propaganda to steer […]

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I’m Going to Thailand

Earlier this year, I’ve been planning to go to Japan with my girl. But, things started to get difficult when we hit the dreaded visa process… Reason being? I’m traveling for three weeks for business. I needed to get her several thousand dollars in cash to show she had funds (money isn’t the problem, it’s […]

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Eastern Europe Travel: 9 Things You Must Know

Happy New Year from Troublesome HQ here in Ukraine—and welcome to the first article of 2019, discussing Eastern Europe travel. NYE night, went to my girl’s parents. Ate way too much food. Then we went out to the “New Year Tree” — NY is the main holiday here — NOT Christmas. Streets were packed, but […]

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2019 Trips & Travel Hacking

Today, I’m beginning to sit down and sketch out my 2019 (feels weird to write that) travel plans, which…are actually going to be pretty extensive. They include, but are not limited to, and all in the first half of the year… A trip to Canada to film a “Selo Oils Experience”, aka a live webinar […]

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California Is Dying a Slow Death

Here’s a potentially very popular, or unpopular, opinion: California cities = completely overrated. San Francisco is over-running with IT nerds. Los Angeles has the poison of Hollywood, takes you an hour to go five miles. Sacramento: “Why is THAT city the capitol?” – Everyone San Diego is awesome, give ya that. And yet, everybody wants […]

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