We tend to equate travel with adventure. We can plan a skydive, a scuba-dive, and a hike, but adventures that will stick out in your mind when you have returned home are those you never imagined would happen — in other words, the misadventures.
My name is Michael and I’m a restless, 40-something digital nomad and expert expat. Having spent a quarter of my life living abroad, and visiting approximately 70 countries on five continents, my goal is to help prepare the inexperienced traveler for the realities of life on the road.
China’s internet restrictions blocked Google and other apps that I relied on in my daily life. Desperate, lost and bewildered as I wandered the frozen streets of Harbin without the guidance of Google Maps, I wondered how long I could remain in that state of disconnectedness.