Aimless Vagabond’s Funny Travel Blog “Bears” ALL

Aimless Vagabond Bears All in this Funny Travel Blog

Defunct site, Maybe Temporary

I used to do things. Professional writing was one of them. Fortunately, most of my screeds predate the internet (as most things that were awesome tend to do). At one point, when feeling particularly inspired, I decided to blog a bit. For inspiration, I used some of the short stories I had written for a weekly column I published in a series of alternative newspapers. Then the inspiration waned. It waned pretty quickly actually. But I had already gone through the trouble of teaching myself how to create a website, so I left it up for nostalgia’s sake. These are its remnants.  

About a Vagabond’s Naked Truth

Efraín, the Aimless Vagabond, is an optimist, cynic, and lover of contradiction who occasionally chronicles his adventures in this funny travel blog. He’s also a photographer, actor, and global wanderer. His endless quest for randomness has led him to a mixed bag of careers. These include: tourism marketing director for the great state of New Mexico, pharmaceutical salesman of vaginal cream, med school professional fondling recipient (AKA standardized patient), trainer in police shooting and deescalation simulations, and “pseudo intoxicated patron” in federal liquor licensing studies.

He has traveled, lived, worked, and volunteered in more than 50 countries in five continents.

Two decades ago he founded a full service communications consulting firm in Albuquerque that specializes in indigenous public relations and crisis management. While not working, he is busy devouring exotic foods and avoiding adulthood while wearing the least amount of clothes possible… usually in faraway countries.

Oh, also, he writes.

The Short Shtick

I write literary travel non-fiction in short-story format (think: bar stories). It’s not about listicles, itineraries, or hard-hitting journalism. Instead, I write about the messiness, frustration, and beauty that happens when cultures collide. I love writing the kind of travel stories you tell around a campfire when the nighttime chill has shriveled attention spans and alcohol has incapacitated discretion.

The tales you’ll find here are short, disturbing, inspiring and, hopefully, funny.

I maintain that facts have little to do with truth, and in that regard everything you’ll read on this site is 100% true.

For more details on my dysfunctional, messy, and sometimes delirious outlook on travel, bungee jumping, and riding ostriches, check out this interview.

Efraín’s has written for NPR, AARP, the Good Men Project (before they became douchy), TravelWorld International Magazine, as well as Spanish language print publications. Please do not hesitate to contact him with freelance literary or copywriting opportunities.

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