Ethan Maurice wonders, wanders, and writes.
His travels have taken him across an entire continent by bicycle, atop the highest mountain in the contiguous USA in a snowstorm wearing shorts, and all over New Zealand in a van with a bunch of French people.
Some of the places he's called home include:
- the hull of a cruise ship
- a shack in Hawaii
- a penthouse in Mexico
- a 1930's brothel just outside Yellowstone National Park
- a Honda Element
He's raised over $100,000 for charity, swam with sea turtles, and helped many others figure out what they want to do with their lives.
More than a mere traveler seeking novel experience, he gets off on deliberate living, pursuing his innermost interests, and helping others live a life that they, themselves, envision and actually want to live.
Inspired by a mosquito bite that brought him to the brink of death at sixteen, he's found a bottomless well of inspiration in the understanding that life could end at any moment. He believes this is the best thing that has ever happened to him. He even goes so far as to carry a coin around in his pocket to constantly revert to the understanding of his own mortality for perspective and increased value of his time.
While you will find themes of travel, minimalism, deliberate living, self-improvement, and existentialism throughout his work, he maintains the right to write about anything and expects subjects to evolve over time, as he does.
He also finds it weird, yet authoritative to write about himself in third person.