About

After spending the last year of my college education living in Brazil, coming back to work an office job in California was a less than thrilling prospect (but hey, that’s what you’re “supposed” to do, right?). Well after six months of living the good life, earning someone else’s living 9-5 everyday, and finally realizing that what you grow up thinking you are supposed to do and what you can actually do are two entirely different things, I decided to abandon the textbook graduate path and embark on a journey of my own.

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Following a summer landlocked on an island of drunken tourists (Fire Island) and a stint in the Middle East I somehow resolved to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in hopes of not only finding my spirit animal, but connecting with nature at its most basic level (read: pooping in the woods). Twenty-six hundred miles later I found myself in Canada, a changed person. My wanderlust has now surpassed its fail-safe, the event horizon, the point of no return, and now it’s the future or bust. The adventure is only just beginning.

QUICK FACTS

  • Left-handed, right-footed
  • Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Decorated limbo champion
  • Hates coffee
  • Smash: Blue Kirby
  • Likes both cats and dogs
  • Irish whiskey and IPAs
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Countries

Planned

US States

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington D.C.
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Niche

Wish List

  • Australia
  • Alaska
  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Chile
  • India
  • Macau
  • Mozambique
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Tibet
  • South Africa

Elsewhere

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Yours truly,

Mac