5 Problems With American Culture

5 Problems With American Culture

There’s nothing I enjoy more than comparing different countries and cultures. I live for it. And there’s nothing more interesting than comparing other countries to one of the most polarizing countries in the world: America. After all, a person in Rio de Janeiro,...
Why You Must Fight

Why You Must Fight

In my youth, I’ve always been an introverted guy who avoided any kind of confrontation, especially physical. Strangely enough, my first passion for fighting developed completely accidentally. I was attending my usual cross-fit class in San Francisco. There was a...
Finding Purpose In A Meaningless World

Finding Purpose In A Meaningless World

In this episode of Maverick Traveler Radio, I sit down with author, historian and fellow traveler, Quintus Curtius to talk about a ton of interesting things. Our topics range from the future of America and the West to the difference of Brazilian nightlife to...
I’m Rejoining Civilization

I’m Rejoining Civilization

I’ve recently returned to the US from Ukraine, where I lived for most of the year. It truly feels good to be back. I’ve been spending quality time with friends and family. Spending time in a Western country allows me to appreciate some of the finer things in life that...
My Last Journey Through Ukraine

My Last Journey Through Ukraine

Ukraine is a poor country, but that’s not obvious if you’re lucky to land in the capital’s brand-spanking-new international terminal. What was once an old and decaying Soviet chunks of plastic and metal, Kiev’s Terminal D had been completely rebuilt from the ground up...
Motivation Is Worthless Without An Existential Threat

Motivation Is Worthless Without An Existential Threat

This past summer was one of the most relaxing summers of my life. I credit it to the environment: I spent it in one of Kiev’s historical neighborhoods in my newly-rented spacious 1-bedroom apartment. No, not the touristy part near the Independence Square where they...
How The American Dream Is Being Outsourced To The Rest Of The World

How The American Dream Is Being Outsourced To The Rest Of The World

Fred Wilson, one of the most influential and well-known venture capitalists, recently wrote in an article called “Jurisdictional Competition”: We have watched the blockchain companies in our portfolio struggle to adapt their business models, financing approaches, and...
The Characteristics Of An Ideal Setup

The Characteristics Of An Ideal Setup

Early on, I realized that the quality of life is a function of the environment. If I don’t like my surroundings, everything else suffers. That includes my work, my relationships and my general sense of self. If I’m not satisfied in the present, I stop living in the...