"Every step of the journey is the journey" - Zen saying
I consider my best friend, Scott, more of a brother than a friend.
I have dedicated this page to his first unbelievable journey
around the world!
A successful student that attended Arizona State,
Scott found that life unfulfilling and began buying
homes and property as an investment.
I noticed the largest change in Scott after he moved to
California. He first became a vegetarian and quickly realized
that it is far too easy to be just a vegetarian.
Scott is also the most competitive person I have ever met!
Scott is now what one calls a Life Food Eater and has even
become a certified chef in the lifestyle.
To fast forward a bit, Scott decided that he wanted to find
a place to live. His vision is so limitless that he said,
"I can live anywhere in the world". The problem was, he
had hardly been anywhere.
So on December 16, 2005 he began his journey that
would take him to 6 different islands and as many different
cultures visiting Maui, Oahu, Fiji,
New Zealand, Australia, India, Nepal,
China, and Japan!
Scott, of course, began his journey with a visit
to his brother (me) and I did not see him until after he returned
nearly 6 months later!
As the story continues......
When Scott showed up at my house I couldn't believe what he was
traveling with. All he had were some jeans, board shorts (swim trunks),
a Hawaiian shirt, some hand made sandals, and a poncho rolled up in a
little bag. He had a wooden cup (carved from a gord), a wooden
toothbrush, and a wooden comb....all of which were hand crafted. These
items were all he had decided to travel around the world with. Oh, and
one more thing; Scott has a mind of unlimited possibilities. Scott made
friends on every island and continent he visited and it is because of
his friendliness and open mind that he was able to enjoy every step of
his journey. Having
chosen a life that is 'chemical free' Scott does not use or touch any
objects that are manufactured with toxic chemicals or harmful products.
You might say, "well neither do I" but you may not realize the
pervasiveness of such items. They are all around us....ask Scott for
details if you are interested.
Some Highlights of Scott's Journey that you can ask him in the blogs to explain:
- Rope swinging with the natives in Fiji
- Bungee jumping in New Zealand
- Buddhist temples in Katmandu
- A baseball game in the Tokyo Dome
- A rolling blackout in Katmandu with a Maoist civil war
- Christmas Eve party on Maui, HI
- Houses in India made of "cow pies"
- Riding the "Bullet Train" in Japan and witnessing Mt. Fuji
The total cost of Scott's 'ultimate journey' was approximately $11,000 and worth every penny!