the pleasures of an indefinite road trip

in case anybody wonders – this project is on hold since january 2012.

dempster highway

I drove 140.000 miles all across the lower 48′s. That was 2008 and 2009 when I decided to go trucking. In these 17 month I made it into all states except Oregon and the New England States. You can imagine that one can’t really experience the country while rushing trough it, but I’ve sure seen [...]

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stealth van

Being stealthy means you can sleep/stay over night almost everywhere without being bothered. Usually nobody even notices a van parked in a neighborhood. That’s why I decided to go with an (Ford E-series) van versus a small RV. In order to keep you van stealth, here are some of the things you may want to [...]

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15 reason to quit your job

If you associate one or more of the following with your job, it’s time to rethink the way you make a living. - Deficient reimbursement. - Meager career advancement - Inadequate recognition of your talent - Dullness - Lousy Benefits - Job security. Job security?! - Physical health degradation - Mental health degradation - Disagreeable [...]

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go sell it while traveling

You are an artist and you create paintings, jewelry, wood carvings, maybe pet furniture, ceramics, the good old quilts or you are a knitting wizard – whatever you create… go travel and sell it! Here are some options on how to sell your art: I was researching for quite a while on how to (re-)sell [...]

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stay fit

You don’t need any equipment to work out, stay fit and  get or maintain a toned body. It takes me 15 minutes a day to stay in shape. Here’s how I do it: One day you pick 3 or 4 exercises out of this pool: Bird Dogs, crunches, dead bugs,  (modified) push ups, alternate heel [...]

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multitool

15 different semi awesome knifes, 4 ladles, a line up of real funny cups and mugs, a ton of glasses, 3 cutting boards, 10 colorful plates, an armada of pots and pans, a sack full of lids, a handful of thingies you don’t even know what they are used for and a drawer full of [...]

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less is more

Everything more than a match, a knife and a bottle of water is luxury I think.  By these standards, you can haul a lot of luxury in a van. Because my dad was an architect, I grew up studying a lot of issues of DOMUS in the 70′s and early 80′s. My hometown Stuttgart/Germany has [...]

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another reason to quit my slave job

Alrighty, as of today I guess I have about 70% of my vision back. The doctors say I should take it easy till Sunday night, then I can go back to work – but on light duty for now. So here’s what we think happened. As I mentioned, I’m working at a coal power plant. [...]

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On 11.20.11 at 9pm I almost lost my right eye due to an accident on my job. Yesterday and today two eye specialist treated my eye and they anticipate full recovery within the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately I’m now at maximum risk to develop a glaucoma at this eye and I have to get [...]

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neat wardrobe

Whenever I need some socks, I open the drawer, grab 2 of them and amazingly they always turn out to be a fitting pair. Here’s why: I always have one brand of black socks. I haven’t counted them but I guess there are about 30 pairs in my sock drawer. Having this many socks also [...]

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