Here’s The Deal:

American Ascetic tells my story through my travels and interactions with others.

Travel posts are written in narrative form to best allow others to share in the experiences I am having during my travels. Each WWOOF daily update will be written in this manner.

This blog will also be updated to include backpacking tips and tricks (from trial and error), Zen philosophy, book reviews, frugal traveling tips, and entries related to organic and sustainable farming/gardening practices.

About Me

I’m a Buddhist vegetarian, turned strict vegetarian (dietary vegan) who is devoted to the selfless service to others. As a minimalist, I’m hoping to simplify my life and give myself the opportunity to focus on improving myself rather than my collection of stuff. I aspire to inspire others through my travels.

One day, I’ll become the Vegan Anthony Bourdain.