Could you spare $1.00?

When I decided to adopt the bicycle tourist’s lifestyle I made some enormous decisions. At the time, I was a sophomore in college just trying to get by who eventually decided to discontinue his education. With limited funds, I decided to sell all of my material possessions to help get me started. By making these two moves I’ve subsequently burnt a lot of bridges I will have a difficult, next to impossible, time repairing if my trip fails.

Early on in the decision making process, I knew that if there were a way to earn an income while traveling it would be working on a computer. Next I would determine that I wanted to document my journey as well as share what knowledge I gained to show others with similar passions how to live like me.

Combined with my secondary website,, the two platforms are made to make you question your mode of thinking. Sometimes we go through life so fast that we never have time to stop and reflect about what we’re doing. I want to help you make the right decisions before life passes you by.

If you choose to donate, the money you give will only be used to fill my most basic needs such as food and shelter. Like the name of my site suggests, I just want to live; to maintain a simple lifestyle in hopes of spreading the word of sustainability. And by having the means to survive I will be able to continue operating my two blogs changing the world one reader at a time.

To show you how committed I am to not receiving any luxuries, I’ve made it so each person can only donate $1.00. For my first leg, which will extend from the beginning of April to the end of September, I have set a goal of $1,000. I understand this may be a tad exaggerated but I find it a nice, whole number to shoot for. You can donate by clicking the button below, upon which your donation will be visible in the meter located in the sidebar to your right.

As popularity of my journey grows, I also hope to form a charitable relationship with the University of Michigan’s Depression Center. As a patient with clinical depression and anxiety, I feel an obligation to help those who are struggling with treatment. You can learn more about this non-profit organization at

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