Welcome Aboard

Stuck in a slump? Has your life been reduced to work-TV-sleep-repeat?  You probably don’t know how you got there – how you went from active to couch-dweller searching 1000+ channels and eating takeout. I too have been stuck there but I set my sights on something new and haven’t looked back. There’s more to life…

The Essentials Tool Kit (Day 6/100)

I’ve been very busy lately and have missed a few weeks of the 100 days of Intrigue. In an effort to get back on track, today I’m going to outline the minimalist tool kit – the 10 essential tools that can easily be carried in the back of the truck or kept around the house….

Select the Right Tools & Stretch Your Budget Further

I heard long ago that ‘Good tools are not cheap, and cheap tools are no good’ to which there is a lot of truth. Fortunately, there is some middle ground and you can have a dependable set of tools without spending tens of thousands. I select tools in 3 different categories; critical, everyday use and…

30 Day Flight (Day 5/100)

30 days off with wanderlust? Fly, literally, around the world for minimal cost by taking advantage of air routes. You won’t get the deep connect that you would by spending 30 days in one place, but if seeing a lot of places in a short amount of time is your game, this might just be…

Continuing Education (Day 4/100)

If you dream of freedom from the 9-5 and, like most, are not independently wealthy, you need to make some changes to get ahead. In any case – and regarding any subject – the more you know, the richer your life will be. Continuing education is infinitely valuable; it makes you more interesting, exposes new…

Start a Fire (Day 3/100)

Whether for survival or just to cook supper on the beach, being able to light a fire is critical. Movies will lead you to believe that you can start a fire by rubbing sticks together for 10 seconds. While this could be good if you had no other options it’s infinitely harder than it appears…

Guacamole (Day 2/100)

Food tells a story about its birthplace, and while almost everyone has had guacamole, they may not know  it actually originated with the Aztecs hundreds of years ago under the name āhuacamolli [a-wuka-moll-ey] This recipe is a combination of two recipes; one I learned in a small village outside Merida on the Yucatán and one taught…

Caipirinha (Day 1/100)

As Brazilian as Ipanema Beach, and Brazil’s equivalent to a Mojito, Caipirinhas (kai-per-heen-ya) will have you dreaming of the tropics. Slice fresh limes thinly and squeeze approximately half a lime into a tumbler, tossing the squeezed limes into the glass and quickly muddling Top the lime with 1 tablespoon of sugar Fill the glass with ice…

The Only 3 Lenses You Need (Canon)

Too often newcomers into the world of photography and DSLR cameras focus on the body and model number when the glass is far more important. Without quality lenses, sized to the application, you’ll never reach the potential of even the most basic DSLR body. For my use I divide cameras into waterproof and ‘not-so-waterproof’. I…

Spring Sailboat Engine Prep

Depending on where you are in the world, the Spring boating season may be just around the corner. I’ve just begun getting Wanderlust ready and I wanted to share some of the stuff I try to do every year before lift-in, specifically on inboard diesel engines. Sailboat engines, are often overlooked but a little TLC a few…

Build Your Intrigue One Day at a Time

Think of the most interesting and captivating person you know, or have ever met. Now think of what made them interesting. Personally; it’s a blend of storytelling, world travel and uncommon but useful facts and experiences that make someone intriguing to me. We’re all about developing intriguing people – those that have been everywhere and…

Basic Survival Kit

Whenever you’re travelling in a remote area, regardless of location, it’s important to be prepared. You might not always need a full survival kit but the basics below will go a long way to keeping you safe. We’ve ranked these 4 items from most (#1) to least important but we recommend you carry each item….