Fishing in Colorado

Upper Hancock Lake near Buena Vista, Colorado - September 2020

Hi! I’m Eric.

Have you ever wanted to completely turn your life upside down and basically start over? Well, I’m doing just that! I recently told someone I might be having a mid-life crisis, but they thankfully said this sounds like a mid-life opportunity instead.

My plan is to travel around the United States for about a year, staying at Airbnbs and other rentals a month at a time – with occasional trips back “home” of course! Since so many people have been asking what I’m up to, I thought I better start a blog.

10 Facts About Me

  1. I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life but am ready to explore! Born in New Ulm, I’ve lived in Saint Paul (or its Woodbury suburb) since I was one.
  2. I’m a freelance web designer and developer. My business is Pixeleric. I specialize in building inspiring websites for mission-driven organizations and small businesses.
  3. I went full-time with my business just a few months before the pandemic hit, which caused me to put my digital nomad plans on hold. Until now.
  4. I recently sold my house, got rid of most of my furniture and a lot of my “crap,” and moved the rest in with my parents. (At 42 years old, it’s been more than a little strange moving back into my childhood bedroom! There’s still an “Eric’s Room” sign on the door.)
  5. Starting in May 2022 I’ll be a full-time digital nomad! My first stop is Grand Lake, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains. ⛰️
  6. Music is my true love. I’ve been playing piano since 2nd grade and the pipe organ since 6th grade. Videos of my music can be found here.
  7. Since taking a black and white photography class in college, I’ve been hooked. I’m excited to document my travels through photos. Stay tuned for a new photos section soon.
  8. I’m a connoisseur of great TV – and occasionally terrible TV (I can’t quit SVU no matter how hard I try). Breaking Bad is the best TV series of all time. Don’t even try to debate me on this.
  9. I can binge an entire season of a TV show but have trouble sitting through a 2-hour movie. Go figure.
  10. I’m the paperboy in the opening seconds of Grumpier Old Men, which was filmed on my parents’ block when I was in high school.

About This Blog

Eric Gets Lost is going to be my travel journal. It’s no doubt going to be a bit rocky at first but stick with me. I hope to write about my journey becoming a digital nomad, what solo travel is like, as well as advice and tips for others who may be considering such an adventure.

Let’s get lost!

San Antonio River Walk
Fiume Pizzeria and Wine Bar
San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio River Walk
Arneson River Theater
Arneson River Theater