Happy New Year. Looking back, I see that I’ve had a hard time blogging about travel since moving to the USA. There are a few reasons for that – obviously being a dad, being a husband, finding a way to support my family, building several businesses – these have all taken away from the time that I have to travel and the time that I have to write. For the past five years, I’ve made great efforts to keep Vagobond.com relevant – and that usually starts with some sort of resolution to do more writing, publish more content, and be more involved with this site. I’m not going to make that resolution this year. No resolution anything like it. I love this site. It’s a record of my life and travels. Even the articles not written by me tend to be about places or ideas that I love or that have relevance to my life and how I would like it to go. I made a pretty grand effort in the last half of 2016 to start catching up on publishing our adventures here again – I dropped the Vagobond bunny logo, brought the site around to my somewhat boring Dad/Husband/Shopkeeper real world life (I hate to admit it, but it’s the truth). My ideas of visiting every country in the world or having jaw dropping adventures to share have fallen by the wayside and instead, I’ve built the shop you see in this picture . This is real life. 2017 promises to be an interesting enough year without me promising to impress myself or readers with realizations of millennial spectacular adventures or baby-boomer self-aggrandizing bucket list fulfillment. I’m neither of those demographics anyway. I’m a middle child of the middle generation in the middle of my life working on finding the middle path. My prediction for 2017 is that all hell is going to break loose. I don’t plan on anything too exciting this year – but then, don’t be surprised if I end up right in the middle of everything – and when I do – you will be sure to hear about it here. Happy New Year. Be safe, be strong, take it easy. See you soon.