Musings on life from a world-traveling, gypsy-philosopher digital nomad, who has been investigating and experiencing the secrets of happiness for over 20 years. Lover of beauty and harmony and music and nature… Sagittarius, INFP, esoteric knowledge enthusiast, fitness, wellness, yoga & breath work enthusiast. Gen-Xer with a B.A. in Sociology, hurricane Katrina survivor who was born and raised in New Orleans.

In 2006 I was inspired by the book, “The Four Hour Work Week” by Princeton grad Timothy Ferriss. Shortly after Katrina in 2005, I became a hard core digital nomad as outlined in that book. After 4HWW, I read “The 80 / 20 Principle” which was another breakthrough catalyst book for elevating my life to the next level. My other huge life transforming book was Eckhart Tolle’s, “The Power of Now”, which I first encountered in 1999. In 2006 I took the Art of Living course by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar which I still practice regularly to this day. I was taught TM meditation in 2012 by an official TM instructor. In 2016 I was trained in Gentle / Restorative Yoga at an ashram in North Carolina.

This site is dedicated to free-spirited truth seekers everywhere.

A.J. Spade, ‘The Happiness Detective’

Andrew Jaxon Spade a.k.a. ‘Drew’

Keywords for this site, subcategories, niche areas, etc…

Adventure Travel

Travel Writing

Travel Pictorial


Travel Essay

Happiness / Self Help

Simple Living

Spiritual but Not Religious (SBNR)

Hard-hitting Social Commentary

Meditations & Exercises

Free Thinkers

Van Dwellers / Car Campers / Prius Campers / RVers

Western Astrology & Chaldean Numerology

New Age



USA Travel

Solo Traveler

Budget Traveler

Journey of Life

Live in the Moment