One of my favorite things about New Zealand was the ability to go where I wanted and when I wanted to. It was such a big place and it was beautiful in every way. They had all these amazing places, they had all these amazing views and they had so much you could do at every turn. It was one of those places that I could see myself living for a very long time. It just had everything I needed and because of that I am looking to go back in the next few years and spend a few months there. I think it would be good to have some time there and to just enjoy that amazing country. Of course living there isn't really an option since the prices of living there has gone up but the option to live in a camper van for a few months is much more acceptable.
On Friday I am going to be going over my expenses, experience and my recommendations. I might make it into a three part series but I am not sure yet. So make sure to go to my YouTube channel and subscribe so that you can get a first look at what I have in store for you. I think it will be a lot of fun to video and share. It might even help some of you for when you go to New Zealand yourself. So make sure to check out my Youtube Channel, subcribe, like and share. I have so much coming your way and I am so stoked to talk about it with you guys.
Who would have thought I would be getting this serious about Youtube. I just hope you guys will continue to support me and give me all the love you can.
To help out on my Iceland Trip take a look at my gallery and see if any of my pieces interest you.
I haven't really been talking about my travel experiences and for that I do apologize. So i'm gonna do my best to steer back in that direction.
In two weeks we are going to Ann Arbor Michigan to go play some pinball machines for three days. Its been a few years since we have been up there so I am really excited to go back. They have over two hundred pinball machines that are fully functional and you get to play them for as long as you want. Really it is a dream to be able to play them. There are machines that I have never seen before and for my father and I it is like a little slice of heaven.
A few years ago we played a pinball machine called Apollo 13 and when we got back my dad heard that there was a machine in the area that was for sale. He quickly grabbed a chance to go see it and got it on a huge sale. Now it is in our home, fully operational an in its full glory. Of course if we hadn't played it at the actual pinball place we would have never bought it when we got back home. The machine itself is made by sega and usually the machines aren't all that great. The game is normally very simplistic and they play very different then the William's and Bally machines.
Luckily we both had agreed that Apollo 13 was different. So now it is in our care and a part of our family. I'm hoping that sometime soon we will be able to get more machines and grow the collection ever so slowly. I would love to have that happen.
For this trip I will be videoing this experience and sharing it with you guys. This place is amazing and it deserves to have a video made about it. Its beautiful and I love being able to support a place that puts everything they can into making sure these machines stay functional for many years to come.
To help support the trips to come please check out my artwork. I have plenty of pieces that are for sale and we have so many trips coming up in the next few months. Thank you all so much for your support.
One of the things I am learning about Iceland is that they really want you to spend as much as possible for the simplest of things. I just made a reservation with a company called Mini Campers and it includes the basic things we need to make sure we can cook, sleep, and get around comfortably while we are there and they want a pretty decent amount of money for that reservation. Most of the rental places want half of your total amount and that can be anywhere between $1000 to $2000 in U.S currency. Honesty that is so much money and that made my heart drop a little bit looking at that much going to just a deposit. But of course its this little tiny island and they get plenty of tourism year around so why not charge ridiculous prices to those who want to see this amazing country?
So now that I have made the camper van reservations I feel a little bit better about the whole ordeal and I can get other things done along the way. I have some things here and there that need my attention and I am working to get them done in the next few weeks.
For the next video that is coming out I am so excited to finally talk about New Zealand, the prices, what I did and etc. I know there are some people out there who are interested in how much I spent, what I did and how it all went down. I spent two weeks there and it was a magical experience in its own way. I am so happy that I went and I wouldn’t change the experience for anything else. So I am super stoked to share what I did with you guys and help out those that also want to make that trip to New Zealand possible. I cannot wait.
Stay tuned for what is to come. You won’t be disappointed.
We are now looking at camper vans for Iceland. The idea is that we do what I did in New Zealand in Iceland to not only save money but to also give us a chance to see everything we want to see without having to drive around like crazy people to get back and forth to a hotel. Of course now that there are two people instead of one it becomes a little bit more difficult and to add more on top of that they have these roads called F-roads. To travel on them you need a 4x4 which wouldn't be a problem...if you had almost four grand to spend. Which is not my idea of saving money. So i'm pretty stressed about it.
I love living in a camper van. I really do. Its so much fun and I know that its only for two weeks so it doesn't bother me in the slightest that were doing this. I just wish Iceland wasn't so difficult about these things. For New Zealand everything was nice and easy and there wasn't any issues with getting around or saving money. I only needed two grand to spend while I was there and really that is such a low cost to me. Two grand in one of the most beautiful counties in the world. Hell yes.
I really do hope we can figure this out and make it work. I want to be able to see everything I can and I want to look back and be bewildered by the views and enjoy my time. Today we will be digging a little bit more to see what we can find and one way or the other we will be making our choice by the end of the week.
So I do ask that you guys help out with this and purchase an art piece or two. Every little purchase helps.
I will be making a very long video about my experience in New Zealand to let you guys know what I spent, what I did and what to expect over there. I am really excited to finally put it all together and to share it with you all. I hope that it will help out and that it will give you guys some insight to New Zeland, its culture, and what its like living in a camper van. It really was the best time of my life and I am happy I did it.
Traveling has always left me feeling like I can do anything. It makes me think I can take over the world and finally be free. It makes me enjoy everything and anything about who I am and what I love. Pursuing my dreams has been amazing and I have loved every bit of it. It has been a wonderful accomplishment to make it this far and to still be able to say that I am doing what I love. Of course it has its ups and downs, just like anything else in life. Someday I have good sales and other days it’s a struggle but honestly...it has been a wonderful struggle to have. I want to be able to say that I did what I loved in my life. I want to be able to say that I did something good for me and me alone. Something that will truly make me happy as an artist and a person.
My art isn’t always 100% and it’s not always going to be. I’m still growing, learning and making adjustments to it. I’m always working to a bigger and better goal. I am trying my best to get where I need to be so that I can be successful in life. I don’t know what is going to happen in 2019 or the future but I do hope that it will continue to make art and inspire others to pursue their dreams and goals.
Life isn’t just about working a 9-5 and it isn’t about following everyone else. If you follow others eventually you lose sight of who you are as a person. You lose sight of what you really want in life. I want to be able to say that I did everything and anything I could to live my best. I want to look back and be happy about where I am and how I got there. I want to do everything in my power to be bigger and better and I hope you all will want the same thing. Traveling these past four years and doing art for a year and a half have opened up doors for me. It made me see a world that I couldn’t see before. I have grown and I have become better.
Are you really living the best life you can? Or are you following someone else because you thought that was the only way to survive? Only you will really know the answer.
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