Fishing – The Ultimate Test of Patience

This is a paid guest post. I hope you find it useful. If you’re looking for something a bit more related to the podcast our travel videos, you can watch this video of us going sledding.

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Fishing: The Ultimate Test of Patience

Experiencing a rollercoaster of thrills during an outdoor trip will not always be the case as there are always exceptions, like fishing. You can do this virtually anywhere, but although there are days when you might find yourself catching fish after fish, there are also times when the waters seem to have run dry.

This is when your patience is truly put to the test. And currently with it still being technically winter, there are only a select few places where you can cast a line and hope for a bite.

But as Berkley Fishing puts it, “The key to enjoying all of fishing is patience.” Note that the saying included ‘all’ which implies that in both good days and bad days, having patience is the indicator of how the rest of your day will pan out.

If you can’t get a bite, don’t beat yourself up. It can get frustrating, but don’t pack up after several failed hours. Pick yourself up, reel the line, and cast out again.

If you think about it, that’s actually the beauty of fishing. Its unpredictability allows for spontaneous emotions, which can turn to priceless experiences and learning curves. Imagine if you haven’t had a single catch for almost a whole day, and just when you’re about to reel in one last time, you get a big bite.

Don’t get too excited though if that happens – you never know you might have an accident like the one shared by Fish Brain. This goes back to the value of patience again, and in this case, it’s to avoid injuries.

Can I skip the long part?

Like mentioned earlier, there’s always an exception, but the only surefire way to beat the waiting process is to enjoy fishing and all its different facets. Fishing isn’t like most sports – it isn’t made up of end-to-end or unrelenting action. It’s a patient pursuit that should help people relax and gather their thoughts. It’s a time for reflection while also participating in a sport you love. Fishing is the ultimate getaway from life’s distractions and people should utilize this medium for self-improvement and self-reflection as previously mentioned.

Yes, we see many video games nowadays that mimic the fishing process – and while these are all good, they don’t come close to replicating the whole experience accurately. Touch Arcade released Ridiculous Fishing which went onto be voted the 2013 iPhone Game of the Year. The game combined fishing with hunting which was far more fast paced than the real thing. The developers behind the platform PocketFruity injected some excitement into slot gaming when they created the fishing themed game Lucky Angler. But as fun-filled as all these variations of fishing games are, no virtual representation can equal the rewarding experience of the real thing nor can they emphasize the need for patience and perseverance.

After all, when you go out to fish, it’s not always the catch which is the most important takeaway. Postletown Woods and Water explained it best. It’s about “enjoying the whole experience and sharing it with others.” Whether you’re with family or fishing buddies, the goal is to bond: with your companions and with the great outdoors. Once you’ve brought yourself into that mindset, you’re going to enjoy every fishing session regardless of the haul you get at the end of the day.

Test Driving a Tesla Model X

V and I went down to Burlingame, CA to test drive the Tesla Model S. V drove the Model S, I got to drive the Model X. Both cars are my favorite that I’ve ever driven… but the Model X is the car that I want more than any other. It’s so beautiful and fast.

Reading biographies of interesting people is one of my favorite things. This book was well worth the read.  Elon’s story is fascinating and the biographer does a good job of keeping it entertaining the whole way through.

I loved the car…. but the problem is that it costs around $100k and I could use that money to build income streams and travel more.

Despite how amazing that car is, I find it hard to actually want to have a monthly car payment of $1,200. Anyways, I like paying cash for cars so the idea of owning a car that loses me money every month is undesirable.

But I’m working hard on a lot of stuff so I’m sure that that monthly payment isn’t going to seem too large for long.

Keep traveling friends. Please let me know what you’re thinking in the comment section below.

Brent Rose: Inside the Life of a Location Independent Tech Journalist

Brent Rose on Love Affair Travel with Ian Robinson
Courtesy of Gizmodo Australia

Wish your road trips never ended? For Brent Rose, they don’t.

Brent Rose is a freelance technology journalist who has spent the last 17 months living out of a van and road tripping around the United States. For Brent, what started as a year-long road trip has turned into an open-ended lifestyle.

Brent tells us about how he decided to start his van life, how he equipped his van to be able to work from anywhere, and what his nomadic life is like. He also gives us some pointers and great stories and information about his career as a tech journalist.

“I’ve been on the road for the last 17 months now. I’ve put about 35,000 miles on the thing. It was originally going to be about a year-long thing, and now I don’t know how or where to stop. I don’t know if I want to stop – so the adventure continues.” – Brent Rose

Travel Topics:

  • Why Brent decided to convert to van life [5:27]
  • What to look for in a vehicle for long term travel [8:19]
  • How to convert a van to fit your lifestyle [8:47]
  • How to get into tech journalism [10:18]
  • What is Gizmodo? [11:43]
  • What it means to be a good writer [13:39]
  • The transition from office life to van life [24:43]
  • How Brent’s location independence influences his professional output [27:03]
  • Kayaking from Cuba to Florida [28:47]
  • Benefits of a press trip [37:29]
  • Making that important decision… what do you write about?! [38:45]
  • Most memorable moments on the road [43:13]
  • How a pearl in an oyster can lead to a great pick-up line [45:35]

Brent Rose Talking Points:

Website | Instagram |  Facebook | Twitter

“I love the freedom it affords me.” – Brent Rose

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Brent drives his van on a constant road trip to balance work with adventure. What can you do to bring more adventure into your everyday life?