Man Goes On Permanent Vacation For Half Of Every Year

Like many of us, you’ve probably dreamed of not having to work for months at a time and travel instead. Unfortunately, most people need to work in order to pay the bills and put food on the table. But what happens if you decide to make a drastic change?

Meet “Benedict”, a mysterious man who doesn’t want to reveal his real name, but gladly shares his adventures with anyone who follows him on Instagram. His story might inspire you to do something similar.

He calls himself “Benedict” or “Ultra Romance”

This 35-year-old man from Connecticut wants to remain anonymous on social media.

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Benedict thought it was “unnatural” to go to work every day

We can all agree with that, right?

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Benedict works for six months a year

He’s a fishing guide on a charter boat for half a year, then he goes on his adventures and explores the world.

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Traveling on a budget is possible

If you decide to live a simple life, such as him. His daily budget is around $10.

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Minimalism was necessary to make this possible

He doesn’t have much, apart from his bike and essential camping gear.

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He didn’t want to conform to a conventional lifestyle

“I went to college and got the degree and was trying to be a PE teacher or a personal trainer and do the hustle right out of college. Then it was like, ‘I gotta get a house, I’m 24, I got all these student loans’ … Before you know it, things work out and you meet the right girl and you settle down and buy the house and have the mortgage payment and the cars. But ultimately that was not going to be me.”

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He’s not earning much

His yearly income is around $10,000

 

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But it’s enough for his lifestyle

He’s living a life of early hunter-gatherers, acquiring food and supplies for a certain period and then enjoying the results for some time.

 

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He doesn’t fear technology

Benedict doesn’t escape from modern world. He loves social media and Whole Foods.

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Cheap but healthy food

He believes plenty of nutrition can be found out in the world. He gathers greens and hunts crabs when he’s near a coast.

As good a place as any to gaze off and discuss proprietary wheel/tyre size combos

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A proper nomad life

Benedict always wanted to travel. He says that he’s never been in the same place for more than six months in the past 15 years.

🐍ssssssssend it @brendanoshafer 📬

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An Inspiration?

There’s nothing wrong with a full-time job that gives you money to buy what you need. Benedict shows an alternative way that might be interesting to some people. Certainly many people respect what he does, as he has over 90k Instagram followers.

@crustbikes DFL to the top of cabin pass #dflthedivide

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