Disclaimer: This blog is about to kick some serious ass.
I asked this question last year: What’s a Travel Blog Without Travel? Without an answer, I focused on catching up on old Trip Reports (How are you enjoying the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report circa 2016?) and bitching about the incompetence of the only President to be impeached twice (see Lost & Found Year(s): Covid Trip Report). While finally putting finger to keyboard and captions to pictures have been productive and a great way to relive trips that I forgot to remember and while I enjoyed the comments of the ignorant folks who thought Covid was fake (see Social Distance Yourself from Misinformation), I needed fresher content. I needed something new that matched TPOL’s mantra – Living Doesn’t Have to Suck. Travel, though enjoyable, does not define TPOL. Indeed, you won’t hear me pondering the following: Travel Used to Be My Identity. How Do I Move Forward?
But what can I do given that I am hiding in my basement (see NYC Twice: A Recap of My 2020 Travels) too scared to come out and see my shadow (see Punxsutawney TPOL)? The answer is obvious. Perfect my golf game, buy a mobile fitness studio, and broadcast it all from my beautiful home in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico. There was only one problem. Who would film the reality of how badly I play at golf and how imperfect my gym form is? The answer is Skydio 2, a drone that needs no pilot. And now, after months of waiting, it is on its way to me (via New York). In the groundhog year of 2021, I am ready to defy my old thinking (see TPOL’s Way Out of Poverty Is Not Vlogging) and emerge as the most famous vlogger, golfer, and bodybuilder of all time.
Are you ready?