Category: hacking

How to Rent Your Dream Room, Apartment or House (VIDEO: what I found in Bali)

This past summer, I spent 6 weeks across 6 different countries in Southeast Asia. Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Singapore. It has always been a region of the world that slightly made me nervous: completely different languages, customs, food,

How to Keep Your Headphone Cords Untangled

I’ve been using this trick for a couple years. Super simple—and I think just about anyone could use this. I also think I found the video I originally learned this from. Enjoy your hassle-free cord travels! I knew I wanted

Housesitting in Vallejo and a Fear of Chickens

Nathan Vallejo Housesit

I’ve been doing more housesitting recently and looks like I have another gig coming up. All this reminded me that I never posted this funny, early-morning video from back in June during a housesit in Vallejo, CA (NE of San

2 Years of Travel, 23 States, and 3 Countries: Only $4000

It’s tax time for this digital nomad, which means at least one thing: nerding out in Excel!! Yes, it’s that time of year when I get to play waist-deep in the program that become one of my best friends during

How I Took My Family to Maui for a Week for $573

  This past Christmas, I spent a week on Maui with my family. This is remarkable for a few reasons: None of us had ever been to that island. My mom and brother had never been out to Hawaii, at

Two Years, 900 Days, $5 Flights, and Optimal Living Audits!

Optimal Living Audits

[NOTE: the following post was written after a night of unusual slumber situations (nowhere to sleep part II) in the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd, as I like to start each day with an hour of meaningful work

Amazing Footage, Joby Winner, and Go to Hawaii Next Week!

Footage from LFO

  What an awesome screenshot above from the footage we shot at LifeFood Organic! Seriously: I was looking at everything today and it looks AMAZING!!! Can not WAIT to get this edited together (professionally!) and out to all of you.

Announcing the “Book a $5 Flight to Hawaii” Course!

In less than an hour of your time, be on your way to a tropical vacation!   Sounds pretty awesome, right? Too good to be true? Nope. I’ve done this. Twice. In fact, I’m headed out there again this year

Travel + Finance Update: July & August 2012

  Where was I in July? Cottage Grove, OR: 7/1-7/4 (pic above is at Dorena Lake, OR) Portland, OR (WDS): 7/5-7/8 Crater Lake, OR: 7/9 Portland, OR: 7/10-7/12 Eugene, OR: 7/13-7/14 Ashland, OR: 7/15-7/16 Santa Cruz, CA: 7/17 Los Angeles,

Travel + Finance Update: June + July 2012

  Where was I in June? Seattle, WA: 6/1-6/11 White Salmon, WA: 6/12-6/13 Cottage Grove, OR: 6/14-6/30   TRAVEL Trip costs (for June): $158.00 Hawaiian Airline Fees: $158.00 Hacking Actions Used: Amtrak vouchers for tickets to White Salmon, WA and