Adventures in Our Own Backyard

September 8, 2014 4:59 PM

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Adventures in Our Own Backyard

About six months ago, I was working in a job where I sat at a computer in an office for 50 or so hours each week. My best friend, Dusty, also sat in an office at a computer all day, and so we would gchat about our daily monotonies pretty frequently. The majority of our conversations centered on what a waste it seemed to be, spending our time inside in front of a computer all day long.

A few months earlier, we had backpacked around Southeast Asia for about two months with no plans but a ticket into Saigon and a ticket out of Bangkok 60 or so days later. It was one of the best times in my life, and seemed even more attractive in the fluorescent light of our respective offices. It b...

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