My name is Chris Tarzan Clemens and I’m a

Digital Nomad

I write about travel, adventures, cheap beer escapades and living AntiComfortable.

No, my mom did not give me the middle name Tarzan. I got it on the Appalachian Trail.

I grew up in rural Indiana, was employee of the month at McDonald’s in 2001, graduated with a business degree, became the youngest President of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, and was on track to be a successful ‘young professional’.

In 2012 I quit my job, hiked the Appalachian Trail, decided I didn’t want to go back to being ‘normal’, moved into my car, built a freelance marketing income, and in 2015 set out to see the world as a homeless digital nomad.

Since then I’ve been traveling full-time in my camper, on foot, by bus, bicycle, train and plane, working from wherever I can find dependable wifi and chasing warm weather, sunshine and AntiComfortable adventures.

50
States
36
Countries
6
Continents
Bansko
Bulgaria

anti·comfortable

After completing my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2012 I returned to the real world with more questions than answers. I didn’t want to go back to living a ‘normal’ life but also didn’t know how to break out of the rat race. Over the next few years I took incremental steps outside of my comfort zone and created a lifestyle that I call AntiComfortable. Today I feel most alive when I’m challenging myself physically, living with less, and seeing the world.

LIVE FREE

AntiComfortable Adventures

Since hiking the Appalachian Trail I’ve found that I feel most alive when I’m struggling through AntiComfortable adventures, challenging myself physically, traveling lite, seeing incredible places and meeting interesting people.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain
life on wheels

My Mobile Homes

In 2014 I gave away most of my stuff, moved out of my apartment and started living in my Honda Element. Since then I’ve made my home in several different vehicles, spending the warmer months in North America crisscrossing the continent in search of adventure. These are my homes on wheels.

The Silver Bullet

2006 Honda Element
2014-2015: I removed the back seats and built in a sleeping platform, shelves, a closet for my suits (I still had a job), and plenty of storage for everything I owned.

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Tantor

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia

2015-2018: An upgraded home on wheels, Tantor had a pop-top, 2 beds, a kitchen with a gas stove, running water and a refrigerator (that I didn’t use).

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Terk the Tacoma

2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD
2018-2019: I built out Terk for rugged off road adventures and spent a summer living in the truck bed with a sleeping platform, storage, and tailgate kitchen.

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Terk the Truck Camper

2002 Tacoma & 1985 SunLite Skyhawk
2019-Present: The slide-in pop-up camper has a bed, lots of storage, a heater, gas stove, running (hot) water, refrigerator (that I don’t use), outdoor shower and more.

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