Get your copy of Misadventure Musings

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After months of caffeine-fuelled all-nighters, my new book is finally here! Misadventure Musings: Lessons learned from life’s awesome and absurd moments is an illustrated collection of 40 true stories from my past and what those experiences have taught me about overcoming obstacles and making the most out of life. I’ve pulled out all the stops for this book, combining some of my absolute favourite stories from this blog with a number of brand new ones.

So if you’re on the prowl for a few laughs, some fun inspirational reading or the perfect Christmas gift for someone, Misadventure Musings may be just what you’re looking for.

Check out the video below to learn more and visit the Books section to order your copy today!

Getaway Ideas Perfect For The Traveller Who Loves To Stay Active

If you’re in need of a vacation but aren’t the kind of guy who enjoys sitting by the pool relaxing, then you may be unsure of how to spend your time away. How about using it as an opportunity to try a new sport or to spend some time focusing on an activity that you love? Picture this: a week (or however long you’re going for) of focusing on an activity that you are crazy about. How enjoyable would that be? Continue reading

Book Announcement: Josh Martin’s Misadventure Musings

blog1If you’re a regular to this blog, you may have noticed that I’ve been a real slacker lately in terms of posting new content. That’s not to say it hasn’t been a hectic few months. Summer was bookended by some A-grade adventuring. In May, I was climbing glaciers and camping on sheep farms in Iceland. By the end of August, I was sipping moonshine while sitting in a Tennessee river. Continue reading

The Surreal Calm of Joshua Tree, USA

If there’s one kind of holiday destination that US has over the rest of the world, it’s the sheer splendor of its national parks. Seeing Old Faithful blow at Yellowstone has to be an item that’s included on most travelling bucket lists. It’s far from the only one, however. In this article, we’re going to look at Joshua Tree. Sprawling vistas, retreat for generations of artists and a surreal piece of wilderness you need to see. Continue reading

Channel Your Everyday Awesome

Lifestyle Citizens presentationThe clothes we wear, the food we eat, the way we treat each other: our small, everyday actions can go a long way in making our world an awesome place.

That’s the message behind my new talk that I’ll be sharing with schools, businesses and community groups this year. These presentations are part of my work with my not-for-profit organization Lifestyle Citizens, which aims to empower people to be good neighbours, environmental stewards and ethical consumers.

Learn more about it by clicking on the video below or visiting the Lifestyle Citizens website. And please share with anybody you think might be interested in having me in as a guest speaker! Continue reading

Amazing Things To Do In Texas

Texas is a pretty big state. It offers so much for anyone looking for a vacation destination in the United States. And there is plenty to do if you’re just passing through as well. People come to Texas as part of a cross-country road trip, or because they have a particular interest in the area. Whatever your reason for being here, you’re in for a treat. Continue reading

Luck: Lessons learned from a man named Frank

luck - patient shaking handsWe all like to think we’re in control of our lives. But as I learned from a fellow cancer patient, luck is still very much part of the equation.

“I’ll see you when you get out,” I said, shaking Frank’s hand.

Part of me knew I was lying. I’m no doctor, but I had a strong hunch that I was shaking the hand of a dead man. I had lost a lot of weight following my bone marrow transplant. But Frank? Frank was positively skeletal. Continue reading

Handing over the reins: Lessons learned from banshee babies and buttered butts

running with babyAs I learned from being a terrible babysitter, the best bosses don’t freak out when mistakes are made and give their employees time to get better at their job.

I don’t have kids. But I’ve got to think that trusting your children with a babysitter can be a nerve-wracking experience. Particularly if that babysitter is someone like me or my brother Nicholas. Continue reading

10 Ways to Seize the Day and Achieve Greater Work-Life Balance

bullWhen an angry man in Alberta chastised my definition of work-life balance, I stared at him like a doofus with nothing to say in response. And as I discuss in my latest guest post on Tiny Buddha, it wasn’t until I was half-way to Regina that I figured out what I should have said…

Click here to read my article 10 Ways to Seize the Day and Achieve Greater Work-Life Balance. Continue reading