Paradise Here I Come!

Yes, it is true. I will be back in paradise in a couple of days. I’m so excited to finally be able to live in Hawaii – one of my favorite places in the entire world … I’ve been very lucky to visit the islands many, many times, but prior to this trip have never been able to stay longer that 3 or 4 weeks. This time I will get to find out if ‘Island Fever’ is a real thing ….

I’m especially excited to see Stacia Kennedy and our monkey baby Ava Kalea …. I haven’t been able to see them IRL for almost an entire month!

I’m also super stoked to get to do more work on my Haole Man project – our Ohana of web properties all under one web banner …

BTW – Haole Man is Looking to Buy a Live Aboard Boat on Oahu (at least to spend weekends on with the girls).

Happy Independence Day! Declare Independence from Host Gator

Declare Your Independence from HostgatorI’m Declaring Independence from HostGator

I just noticed that I have not posted on this site for well over a year.  Priorities – like being a Stay at Home Dad to the most awesome child actress Ava Kalea.  Yeah – important stuff – and super important to my design of an awesome lifestyle.

But I digress ….  Over the last week or so, I have received numerous notices from my website monitoring service that this site has not been loading …  What kind of crappy web host doesn’t load their client’s websites?  Hostgator.  Hostgator has proven to be one of the worst possible web hosts on the planet.  Earlier this year I moved most of my many websites to SiteGround for their award-winning webhosting.  Site Ground’s customer service is second to none and I’ve only had a positive experience with Site Ground web hosting.

If you still have a site, or sites (like me unfortunately) hosted by HostGator, I know you (and your website(s)) have been suffering.  I feel your pain.  I’ve had the same friggin stress and agony.  Continue reading “Happy Independence Day! Declare Independence from Host Gator”

10x Speed Sunset Del Mar California April 4 2016

Just love living on the edge of the world!  So much to do and so many sunsets to experience.  Here’s a 10x speed 2 minute 2 second video of an epic sunset in Del Mar California on April 4 2016.

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Video: Del Mar California Sunset April 4 2016 with Subliminal Messaging

One of the many benefits of living in San Diego is being close to the beach and being able to see some epic sunsets.  Here’s one from April 4, 2016 in Del Mar California (complete with subliminal messaging).  I will be posting a much shorter (and faster) version very soon.

Other Awesome Lifestyle Designers: Natalie Sisson and Greg Denning

Natalie Sisson's The Suitcase EntrepreneurAlong our journey to becoming Awesome Lifestyle Designers, we’ve definitely done a lot of reading, research, watching videos, etc to discover lifestyle designers who made it to the lifestyle design party before we did.  It’s really an amazing and eclectic group of people – most of whom are super whip smart.

One of those people is Natalie Sisson from The Suitcase Entrepreneur.  Natalie is a Kiwi (originally from New Zealand) and takes her business with her while traveling all over the world.  While now based just 3 hours down the road in Portland, Oregon, Sisson is constantly on the move – but keeping in close contact with her “Freedom Fighters” through her blog and podcast.

Greg Denning-QuoteThe Suitcase Entrepreneur podcast is one of the best in the biz and Natalie conducts great interviews with fantastic guests.  You will especially want to listen to episode 99, which I just listened to today, when Sisson interviews Greg Denning from Discover, Share, Inspire.  Greg and his wife Rachel now have 6 children and have lived in many different countries, driving from the US to Costa Rica to Alaska and are now back in Costa Rica.

I was super impressed with Greg, his story and what he and Rachel do to raise their children a new, right, way.  Along the way, they manage to makes others lives better in so many ways – take for example their Mayan Eco Homestead project in Guatemala.

While we have not yet met either Natalie Sisson or Greg Denning, I have a feeling that we will and regardless, they have become unwitting mentors to us on our quest to become Awesome Lifestyle Designers.