Hi! I'm Mac. I do all the trekking, exploring, eating, drinking, and traveling I can manage. Join me – I've yet to see an end to the adventure.
So why am I always on the move?
Because I love the everyday adventure of travel. It doesn't matter if I'm walking from Mexico to Canada or saying “yes” to new experiences, I love being on the road and living out of my backpack.
Halfway Anywhere is my homage to everything that's awesome about this world of ours.
Okay, that's all well and good, but how did I really get to where I am today – what was it that convinced me to abandon the textbook graduate path and embark on a journey of my own? Besides the fact said path sounds awfully boring.
After spending the last year of my education living abroad, working at a desk was a less than thrilling prospect (but hey, that's what you're “supposed” to do, right?).
It took six months of living the good life of earning someone else's living 9-5 every day for me to realize that what you grow up thinking you are supposed to do (school, work, marriage, family, die) and what you can actually do (grab life by the balls) are two entirely different things.
This is when my journey really began.
I quit my job, moved across the country to a little-known place called Fire Island, and enjoyed a summer of serving up overpriced drinks to drunken tourists.
It was there I met a man who would (unbeknownst to either of us at the time) change my life forever.
The itch in my feet has surpassed its fail-safe, its event horizon, its point of no return, and now it's the future or bust (probably bust).
The adventure is only just beginning.
- Left-handed, right-footed
- Speaks Portuguese + some 日本語
- PCT & CDT thru-hiker
- PADI Rescue Diver
- Decorated limbo champion
- Smash: Blue Kirby
- Likes both cats and dogs
- Irish whiskey and IPAs
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