Missouri born Michael is a personal friend of mine whom I met when our globe drifting paths crossed on the island of Lanai. Recently, he went back to the state of his birth to reconnect the fibers of his past with the person he is at present. He shares with us his experience here.
You know what the Midwest is? Young and Restless. Kayne West lyrics from one of his songs, but is it true? I don't live in the Midwest anymore, but I did get really good rest on my recent journey back to my birthplace of "The Show Me State", Missouri.
My dad has always had a way with plants. We grew up on acres and acres of land surrounded by trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and flowering bushes all planted and cultivated by my father's hand. If anyone has a green thumb, it's him.
Congrats to my blogger pal and fellow globe drifter Megan Claire who was recently picked as one of the six "DTourists" for DoubleTree by Hilton! They're sending her to blog for them across Central and South America during May and June next year with $2,000 of spending money and staying in Hilton Hotels. Her itinerary has not yet been finalized, but she does know it includes Peru and Costa Rica.
In honor of this cool achievement, here is a Guest Post by the blogger of the moment herself, all about her home country of Australia and the amazing wildlife there.
Okay, so we all have wishes and hopes and dreams, right? Well here are some of mine. "3 Random Reasons Why I REALLY Want To Go To..." is a segment on The Drifters Blog wherein I share with you one of the many places I have always wanted to explore and 3 reasons why I feel a trip there is warranted. Next up: Wales
Spam Musubi, The "Sandwich" of Hawaii [SOURCE]
It's no secret that Spam is one of the biggest selling "meat" products in the islands of Hawaii. In fact, we've taken it and turned it into our version of a seaweed sandwich! If you haven't heard of this uniquely Hawaiian phenomenon yet, this post in the "Cooking Hawaiian-style Comfort Food" series is for you.
*The following photos are by Scott Muehlbauer, personal friend and fellow globe drifter.
So, after more than three years of living abroad, I'm finally going home to Hawai'i to visit family and friends! I know, I know, it's been a long time coming...but it's true, I'll be there! In fact, I leave in less than 5 days. On Saturday, July 6th, I will be flying out from Taipei, laying over in Korea, and heading to New York, where I will meet up with my sister Crystal and meet my 3 year old nephew, Micah-Kai, for the first time!
After New York, I fly out to Hawaii where I will do some island hopping...Moloka'i, Lana'i, Maui and O'ahu. I love living in Asia, but there's something about going home to golden sands, blazing sunshine, rolling surf and bright blue skies that really gets me going just thinking about it!
I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...