I am not okay.

No, this isn’t a cry for help. I’m not depressed or suicidal. Nothing terrible has happened.

Still, all is not well. In a nutshell, I’m empty. Things that once brought me meaning no longer do.

Let me be clear: I’m not writing these words to elicit…


So your idea of a México vacation doesn’t include the words all-inclusive.

You prefer your water cascading over a cliff, rather than over the edge of an infinity pool? You’d rather explore ancient ruins than get ruined at the club?

It’s high time you visit the state of Chiapas.

El Chiflón. © 2021 by Jon Davidson

One…


I hate snow.

There, I said it.

All you Oregonians who gasp in awe and wonder at the first falling snowflake, who Instagram every second of their children and/or pets frolicking in the pristine whiteness that so seldom blankets this part of the globe, can have it. Take it all…


When it comes to packing one’s bags, there are two types of travelers.

(For those of you who have forgotten what travel is thanks to 2020, it’s when you board a plane, train, boat, or car and simply go somewhere. Apparently, it’s supposed to be amazing.)

There are those who…


Chirp, chirp. Chirp, chirp.

I rubbed my eyes and squinted at the floor. Was a piece of bark squeaking in my general direction? Or was my imagination getting the best of me again?

Mentally, I ran through a list of probable causes. I had just arrived at my condo in…


Where Is The Grace?

Dear Christians,

My name is Jon, and I’m a fellow Christian. These modest words that follow are, collectively, an open letter to those who believe in Jesus, who call themselves Christians. I am writing this letter as a Christian who has made, and continues to make, a lot of mistakes…


I am not a casual tequila drinker.

While I won’t waste your time with tales of my palette prowess, I will say this: I love all things agave. Tequila, mezcal, raicilla, sotol. You name it, I drink it. Furthermore, when I want a quality bottle, I don’t run down to…


Being God is an unenviable job.

As George Floyds and Ahmaud Arberys are murdered for the color of their skin, as systemic racism abounds in a country that purports to offer liberty and justice for all, as hundreds of thousands die from COVID-19, as countless others suffer financial hardship as…


What We Need Most Right Now

It’s difficult to find a human on this planet that hasn’t been affected by COVID in some way. Maybe that hermit on his private Italian island? Maybe some reclusive Antarctic researcher? …


In these crazy times of self-quarantine and social distancing, hiking is more of a necessity than ever before, for the sake of our bodies, our minds, and our souls. Even in states with the most restrictive shelter-in-place edicts, hiking is still very much permitted, and even encouraged. …

Jon Davidson

Mixologist. Entrepreneur. Author. Musician. Jesus follower. Mountain climber. Craft beer lover. Adventure blogger. 60 countries, 50 US states.

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