Author Archives: wanderingzito

The Art of Taking Up Space

The Art of Taking Up Space

You’ve probably heard of the “manspread” – the cultural phenomenon that has taken the New York City subway by storm. If you haven’t, it may be time to Google it. The topic of manspreading been laughed about on comedy shows and trending across social media networks. In fact, a “manspreading” illustration of the famed New… more…

The Paradox of Settling

The Paradox of Settling

“When are you going to settle down?” As a wander of more than 20 years, this is the question I’ve learned to field at least once a week. Friends, family, people I date, random acquaintances, and readers of the internet inquire about my ability to “settle” all of the time. “Settle down?” It’s a simple question, and… more…

When What You Have Isn’t What You Want

When What You Have Isn’t What You Want

We’ve all been there. In situations we’ve made from our own doing, or in situations dictated by circumstances we haven’t chosen–We desperately want something different than what we’ve been dealt. Or at minimum would like to alter our circumstances a bit to make life a little more comfortable. I’ve been here myself, and it sucks…. more…

5 Lessons from a Half a Life of Travel

5 Lessons from a Half a Life of Travel

It’s official. I’ve now been traveling over half of my life. And I don’t regret it for one minute. Now that I’m twice as wise as I was when I got my first passport stamp on 01/26/93, I thought I’d share a few of the hundreds of lessons I’ve learned from 23 years on the… more…

4 Habits for a Highly Effective February

4 Habits for a Highly Effective February

February has always been my favorite month. While the weather is not nearly aMAYzing as May (unless you live in the southern hemisphere). February has a not-so secret superpower that makes it the best month ever to start new habits. (Drumroll) It’s short. I like to call February the small month, but the length of it isn’t… more…

Capture the Things that Move You

Capture the Things that Move You

I have a love hate relationship with my smart phone and my computer. One minute I want to hurl them both off a cliff, and then two minutes later, I accidentally drop one of them or forget one in a restaurant, and my breath gets caught in my throat, and I suddenly feel like my life is… more…

What Happens in Vegas can Change Your World

What Happens in Vegas can Change Your World

They say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but that’s not always true. Sometimes what happens in Vegas changes your whole world. I don’t come to Las Vegas often. Today I’m here because an 18 hour stopover saved me 400$ on a plane ticket. Two years ago I came on a travel hacking… more…