My wife, her sister, brother-in-law, and I were sitting having a light lunch at this little place with one of the best views of Pattaya, Thailand. I was looking around, enjoying just being there, looking at the view, and then I noticed something I have seen too many times. Do you see any problems in this picture?
I have a small apartment. No couch, two chairs, a computer desk, and a bed. A pretty bare place, but I like to stay home. I don’t even have a TV. What do I do when I am home? I sit at the computer, edit videos, post videos, use social media to let people know about the videos, then, I go down the social media black hole.
Of course, I also watch Netflix and Amazon Prime. I am pretty normal in most aspects. I have been known to not leave my apartment for days. That is NOT good for me, or anyone else!!
I recently watched a video about traveling to Thailand. Click here to see the video. In it, he talks about getting your house in order. And he doesn’t mean paying your bills and making sure the door is locked. He is talking about having your head straight. I occasionally experienced people who were not ready for travel when I was a tour manager.
I do this all for you, the viewer, the fan, the reader, the one who comments, the haters, the ones who don’t comment.
I have been working hard on Let’s Go Road Trippin. From a complete overhaul of the website, to creating better videos. I want to give you inspiration to help you out. To maybe show you something you didn’t know existed.But, WHY do I do this?
Lets go road trippin. What does that actually mean? For me being tied to a 9 to 5, it means being able to drop the work world and embrace the unknown. Sometimes we can just pick a destination and if we observe something that looks fun to explore, we do it. And so can you! Or better yet stop for gas or a healthy lunch i.e. burger and fries, and ask someone what is there to do around here, or what is going on this weekend? You will be amazed what you will find.
Although I haven’t done any in-depth research on why these exist, I have a pretty good guess. Of course, if you disagree, I am sure you will tell me in the comments below.
My theory is simple. When the highway system was being created, and roads like Route 66 allowed people to travel longer distances, small businesses wanted to get those passerby’s attention. And to do that, they figured they could break the monotony of driving by putting up some strange statue or sculpture to get people to stop and take a picture, and perhaps spend a little time at their place of business.
I am sure it worked in some cases, and I would love to know the overall success rate of them.