Actually, in the last 5 years, we’ve traveled out of our hometown an average of twice a year. That isn’t much at all compared to most travel bloggers.
We are mostly rich in life experiences because we make it a priority to get out of our comfort zones whenever we possibly can.
When I created the site I came up with the name One Away because it was actually the title of one of my many favorite reggae songs by a Jamaican Reggae artist named Sizzla. It is a complicated song to explain.
I interpreted it as taking one step at a time and always moving forward, despite what the accepted norm is, despite conspiracy theories, we always continue trodding (walking) forward our own way and not the way of the system(The Matrix).
And more simply, it sounded like an excellent way to express my solo journey moving away to a foreign country.
In 2015, I met Betina, and again in a deeper, and more spiritual sense, as we learned more about collective consciousness it seems as being One still can apply if we are all truly one. That topic is best suited for Diverse Divinity.
Some think it sounds like a play on words like run away, and that’s fine too 🙂
I first started building this website in 2013, about 3 months before I planned to move to Thailand.
I was a full-time Software QA Analyst and I was intending to find remote work.
(Many years before the pandemic!)
I decided to take a course in teaching English in Thailand as a backup plan. (Back story here)
This blog was meant to be the journal of that experience. Even though I’m not traveling as much as I had originally dreamed, I am continuing to work on personal projects that will help me become more location independent.
I live in the Ft. Lauderdale area of South Florida only 45 minutes from Miami, which is a much more dangerous place than almost everywhere I’ve visited if you look at crime statistics.
I try not to focus on the dangers, but believe me, I am well aware of most potential dangers, before I go to a new place.
I usually try to find out about any serious concerns and I will talk to locals to get a feel.