Redefining the Road Trip

I recently (like, four days ago) learned about the Fox Rent A Car Road Trip, a sponsored (car, gas, lodging) trip that takes 4 bloggers to 6 cities in 16 days, around the Western US. It’s about doing cool things, meeting awesome people and blogging about it. (!) You need to submit a video to enter. (!!) It also starts 2 days after the World Domination Summit, which I’m attending. (!!!)

So yeah…kinda sounds perfect for me, right? So about 15 minutes after I learned about the competition, I entered it! See my submission after the main vid. This totally came out of left field, but it sounded fun, and I could technically do it, so why not? Plus it started this…

Now, as my brain tends to do, an idea began churning in my head: what’s my ideal with this road trip, and how can I go about creating it?

I realized that a lot of it has to do with my Fundamental Practices, what I’m committed to doing every. single. day. Here’s what I came up with…

 

 

Here’s my entry for the Fox Road Trip contest – please check it out and vote if you like! :-)

my video submission for Fox Road Trip

And if you’re looking for another video to vote for, check out my buddy Dave Ursillo’s – a fellow blogger from New England!

 

Whether I do this with Fox or not, I gotta say – challenging my beliefs, pushing my comfort zone, finding creative solutions – this feels REALLY on purpose!

I also wanted to highlight something else I mention in the first video: unlike many other times in my life, I’m not going to wait until someone else hands me this opportunity; I am committed to making it happen! This is why I started traveling in the first place; I realized I was waiting for someone else to say, “here’s everything figured out, you just need to show up.” That seldom happens in life (I think almost never), so it’s up to US to create the experiences we choose to have!

In some manner, I’ve been integrating my fundamentals into my daily life of travel – this is just a chance to step up my game and tackle something specific, while having a bit of fun!

What do you think of redefining the road trip? Anything I want to keep in mind or you’d like to see me address?

 

I’d love to hear your response to those questions and any other comments you have.

Until next time,
Nathan

 

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Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.

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