It’s my manifesto.
Not that there’s anything wrong with travel. I love to travel. But for someone who has a tendency to think three steps ahead at all times there’s no substitute for sitting on a beach. Things that I don’t do on the beach:
- Make to-do lists.
- Cross items off of to-do lists.
- Care about how I look.
- Have imaginary conversations in which I tell people what I really think.
Things that I do on the beach:
- Look at the water.
- Roll over.
- Read trashy fiction.
- Eat a sandwich.
- Have a drink.
- Go for a swim.
Ifeltlikeagringo.com is mostly going to talk about going to the beach. Amazing beaches, with white sand and turquoise water and gently swaying palm trees. Because that’s what I like, and all of my best to-do lists are about how to do it on a budget that’s realistic for people who aren’t rich.
Some other stuff is going to creep in every now and then, of course–I have many expensive, time-consuming hobbies. I read books, grow flowers and vegetables, live with the world’s cutest dog, and paint pictures. I make cocktails and dance around the kitchen. But many people do those things, and not many people find cool houses on tropical islands for less than $100 a night.
The plan is to post links to cheap, cool places to stay and share pictures and stories of amazing vacations, but plans change. No matter what, thanks for reading.