This Post Will Be Short, Because There’s Cake

I turned 27 today, and although it’s one of those awkward numbers that don’t mean anything (not like 21, or 25, or 30), it’s also just old enough that I should feel old, but just young enough that I’m still youngish. Thankfully, I’ve been feeling younger and younger ever year, and arguably doing less-and-less ‘adult’ things (not a euphemism) every day. Take that, social expectations!

I tallied up the votes for the next country I’ll move to today, as a birthday gift to myself, and Romania came out on top; a shocking turn-of-events, because until just a week and a half ago, it wasn’t even in the top 5. I’ll write a post about this soon, but I’m already psyched to make the move, and looking forward to learning more about this country that got such lovely comments by the folks who voted for it. I’ll be moving there in June, so I’ll be seeing you soon, Romanians!

What am I doing until June?

I’m spending time with my family, which has been (and will continue to be) nice. I’m also finishing up my next book — a sequel to My Exile Lifestyle — and I’m planning on having it in pretty good shape by the end of April, on the e-shelves in May.

I’ve also started up a new business with a couple of guys you might recognize. Joshua Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, and Thom Chambers. Perhaps predictably, this new venture is publishing-related. Less-predictable is the model we’re fine-tuning. You’ll be hearing a lot more about this from us in the very near-future.

Finally, Jóna and I have finished up our Greyhound road trip around the US, and though we’re still recovering from such a whirlwind tour around the country, we are proud to have seen such beautiful landscapes, met such wonderful people along the way, and undertaken such a brazen adventure for its own sake. I’ll be writing up a guide on how you can do the same (and what we learned along the way) once I’m done writing the above-mentioned book this month.

UPDATE: I’ve been getting people asking what they can get me for my birthday, and that is just frickin’ ridiculously cool, folks, so thanks for the thought! I’ve got everything I want at the moment, but if you want to put another smile on my face, maybe pick up one of my books you haven’t read from Amazon (they’re cheap!), or take a look at Exiles and consider subscribing (it’s also quite cheap! The next issue is being released tonight, too!). Otherwise, just keep being the amazing people you are and stay in touch :)


  1. Hey Colin. So looking forward to the Exiles sequel, and the Greyhound guide too! Hope your birthday was splendiferous! Ang :-)

  2. people asking a minimalist what he wants for his birthday? ;) funny!
    happy birthday Colin! I think it’s been a couple years now that I’ve been ‘following’ you and hearing about your birthday each year makes me feel like I’m growing up with you. dawww. It’s also pretty awesome that we share the same birthday month. The roster is pretty impressive there.. So I’m happy to be sharing with such awesome and inspiring people!

  3. Happy Birthday Colin! And 27 isn’t that old, trust me. ;) I’m 33 and still riding skateboards!

  4. best wishes on a successful venture ahead. Let me know if you guys need any seo and/or link building experience Would love to offer some advice and some boost to get your traffic flowing :) Paz

  5. Hi Colin, happy birthday!
    I have a question though, I always wondered how you could travel around the world without seeming to wonder about the money you need to spend to afford your trips.
    So, how do you do?

    •  @Guigou Thanks! I run a few small business ventures, and I’m building up my publishing ventures slowly but surely, so most of my money comes from those two things. I also do some brand consultation work for my older clients, who I worked with back when I ran my branding studio in LA, though that kind of thing is rarer and rarer, since it’s hard to do from the road.

      •  @colinwright Thank you for your answer.
        I hope your businesses will keep allowing you to blog you adventures ;-)

  6. It will be great to see a public page, where all the votes are tallied and displayed. Improves transparency. Anyway I like your blog..happy travelling

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