2014 Year Overview

Year Overview 2014

One year later–same shirt, same shades, opposite side of the world!

For the third year in a row I’d like to recount what I progressed on over the last twelve months, as well as the things I still need to keep working at. The reasons for doing this are as follows:

1.) to make me think back to all of the things I am grateful for during the past year,
2.) to brainstorm some of the ways I can improve in all areas of my life, and
3.) to publicly set quantifiable goals for the next 365 days.

I started off 2014 strong, with just ONE goal set in front of me.

So, did I accomplish that goal? Read on… (it’s a long one folks)

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Rickshaw Run, Yet Again

Rickshaw Run 2014

"Whew! What an adventure. Now that it’s finished, I can honestly say that I’m glad I did it. Would I do it again? Nope. Would I go back? Yes, I would go back to parts of India (and definitely Nepal) again, but just as a tourist, not as a rickshaw … [Read More]

Burning Man Revisited

Burning Man 2014: Camp Awesomeness

Burning Man. A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers. An annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. I had no intentions of going to Burning Man … [Read More]

Halfway There & Awesomenessfest

Awesomenessfest Phuket 2014

Six months ago I published a New Year's Resolution-type post about how I had only one goal for this year: get Pamoja Safaris up and running. Now I find that 2014 is halfway finished. Time flies. To be honest, going in I pretty much knew that I … [Read More]

Year Overview for 2013


Hola from Colombia! This time around I'm revisiting my post from January of last year to see what I was most proud of accomplishing during 2012, what didn't go quite as planned, and what I have to look forward to over the next twelve … [Read More]

AdventureMetrics.com is Live!

Adventure Metrics

Hey--where did all of the Adventure Metrics podcast episodes go? Well, I've moved them all over to their new home at AdventureMetrics.com. Matt and I will be using that site as a base of operations for anything to do with the show. Being as we're … [Read More]

One Foot in Farmington Hills…

Hanging with the Tribesmen in Tanzania

Natalie Burg from Metro Mode Media--a Detroit-area online news source--wrote an exceptionally flattering article on my recent exploits over on their web site. At 30, Scott Brills has been to 70 countries and all seven continents. By 35, his goal is … [Read More]

Foolish Adventure Podcast Interview

Foolish Adventure Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Tim Conley for the Foolish Adventure Show, one of my favorite podcasts. In Tim's words, "...millions of people haven’t taken the leap towards a new Online-Fueled Business for any number of reasons. Tim & the Team … [Read More]

Year Overview for 2012

Summit of Piton des Neiges, Reunion

Following in the footsteps of many other blogs around this time of the year, I thought I'd write down what I've accomplished this year, what didn't go as planned, and my goals for next year. Why? 1.) to make me think back to all of the things I am … [Read More]