Real Estate and Forex and Life, Oh My!

Apparently I don't know what it means to be a consistent blogger. Anyways there are a few things to be updated in my life. 1. Real Estate Investing Since last November I have been interested in investing in real estate. I Read more

Time Keeps Marching

The summer has been a whirlwind of fun. My parents were here for about 6 weeks, though they did travel a lot during that time. I was able to spend about 8 days with them down at my sister's Read more

Made It Through The Winter!

Well it seems that the winter is finally over. In fact there wasn't much of a spring around here. As my friend Casey put it, in Wisconsin there is winter, and then there's a death match between winter and Read more

New Job Finally

I've been back in the States since October and have had a couple of jobs here and there, but they weren't very good and didn't last long. Well it's been just a bit over four months and I finally Read more

I've Been Everywhere Man

Well I have now come to the end of my career on cruise ships. I thought it'd be nice to provide a little list of all the places I've been in the last 3 years. Most of the names Read more

I'm Off to See the Wizard

The wonderful wizard of Alaska!! Yeah I can't wait to be back in Alaska. Sounds strange to say that because it's gonna be 5 long months of hard work but it's gonna be a nice change - at least Read more

Skydiving in Honolulu

Well, this is definitely something worth writing about. I jumped out of an airplane. The airplane was 14,750 feet in the air. The free fall was 60 seconds. It was amazing. I had never thought about sky diving before Read more

Next Contract - Panama Canal and Alaska

With also a few other places thrown in such as Tahiti, Bora Bora, Hawaii and Christmas Island!! If you're interested please see below my itinerary for this next contract on the ms Statendam. I'll be joining it during dry dock Read more

New Job Finally

I’ve been back in the States since October and have had a couple of jobs here and there, but they weren’t very good and didn’t last long. Well it’s been just a bit over four months and I finally have a job that I feel will be a good fit for me. I’ll be working for a company called Lifetouch. They are the largest photography company in the United States. I’ll be working in their church directory photography department. This means that I’ll be driving to churches in my area and will be shooting family portraits for the church members. I’ll be starting my training this coming Wednesday and will start the job the following Wednesday. I’ll be doing 2nd shift, which is basically 2-9pm. I’ll only be working Wednesday-Saturday because I have a Tuesday night Bible study that I want to attend. My new boss said it’s fine for me not to work Tuesday, though I will work a Tuesday here and there.

Another thing I’ve been working on since last June is trading on the Forex market. I’ve been trading a demo account since then and have learned a lot. I’ve been following the blog of Nial Fuller and I feel like I’m finally ready to start trading a real account. So I’ll be doing just that after my job actually starts giving me an income. I don’t feel comfortable risking my hard earned money on the Forex market until I know I actually have a steady income. As I start trading however I’ll be posting about that and we’ll see how I do. My goal is to be making a full time income from the Forex market within 2 years. It’s a lofty goal but I’m dedicated to making it happen.

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I’ve Been Everywhere Man

Well I have now come to the end of my career on cruise ships. I thought it’d be nice to provide a little list of all the places I’ve been in the last 3 years. Most of the names are of cities, do you recognize which country they go to? It’s 143 ports in 60 countries.

Acapulco
Akaroa
Alesund
Almeria
Amsterdam
Apia
Arrecife
Aruba
Auckland
Avatoru
Bangkok
Barcelona
Bay of Islands
Belize
Bergen
Berlin
Bermuda
Bonaire
Bora Bora
Burnie
Busan
Cabo San Lucas
Cadiz
Cagliari
Cartagena, Columbia
Cartagena, Spain
Casablanca
Catania
Cherbourg
Civitavecchia
Copenhagen
Corinto
Costa Maya
Cozumel
Curacao
Dover
Dravuni
Dubrovnik
Dunedin
Easo, Lifou
Eidfjord
Flam
Freeport
Geiranger
Gibraltar
Grand Cayman
Grand Turk
Haines
Half Moon Cay
Helsinki
Hilo
Hong Kong
Honningsvag
Honolulu
Huatulco
Ibiza
Juneau
Katakolon
Kerkira
Ketchikan
Key West
Kobe
Kodiak
Koh Samui
Kona
Kotor
Kristiansand
Kuto Ile des Pins
Lahaina, Maui
Las Palmas
Lautoka
Lisbon
Livorno
Los Angeles
Madeira
Mahogany Bay
Malaga
Manzanillo
Melbourne
Molde
Monte Carlo
Montego Bay
Moorea
Nagasaki
Napier
Naples
Nassau
New Plymouth
Nha Trang
Noumea
Oban Halfmoon Bay
Ocho Rios
Oslo
Pago Pago
Palermo
Palma de Mallorca
Panama City
Papeete
Petropavlovsk
Picton
Pisa
Port Vila
Portimao
Puerto Caldera
Puerto Chiapas
Puerto Quetzal
Puerto Vallarta
Raiatea
Rome
Rotterdam
Saint Petersburg
San Diego
Santa Margherita Ligure
Seward
Shanghai
Sihanoukville
Singapore
Sitka
Skagway
St Malo
Stavanger
Stockholm
Suva Viti Levu
Sydney
Taiohae, Nuku Hiva
Tallinn
Tampa
Tangier
Tauranga
Tenerife
Trapani
Ulvik
Valencia
Valletta, Malta
Vancouver
Victoria
Vigo
Vik I Sogn
Visby
Vladivostok
Warnemunde
Wellington
Zeebrugge

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I’m Off to See the Wizard

The wonderful wizard of Alaska!! Yeah I can’t wait to be back in Alaska. Sounds strange to say that because it’s gonna be 5 long months of hard work but it’s gonna be a nice change – at least for the beginning. By the end of the 5 months I’m gonna be so ready for a break but for now I can confidently say I’m ready for some cold weather and some fast paced cruising.

The King crab and clam chowder are not among the least of the things I’m looking forward to. But also Niamh and Casey will come cruise with me. My parents and Aunt Tamah and possibly my grandma as well will be cruising. It’s gonna be a lot fun.

Today I’m in Puerto Vallarta, the last time I’ll be in Mexico. It’s nice and hot today. It feels so strange that it could be so hot here and yet where I’ll be in a week will be completely different. Actually after having worked on cruise ships for so long it feels like no where in the world is far from anywhere else. I have been on the same ship in Alaska, the Caribbean and Europe. And it doesn’t really take long to get from one place to the other. The whole world is so accessible it’s crazy.

Alright, time to get back to work and finish off this last cruise before the real work begins!

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