I’m making my dream adventure come to life!

Need Funds For Epic Adventure

I’ve always talked about going to India. Now I’m deciding to make my dreams come true by kicking off a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for my trip. I made an awesome video to help promote it. Check it out!

A letter to my 18 year old self. (Happy Birthday!)

Happy Birthday!

For my 28th birthday I’m writing a letter to myself 10 years ago. At 18 I thought I knew it all and in hindsight I really didn’t know anything. These days I think I know a tiny bit more than I did then and I wish I could pass on this knowledge to myself back then.

The happiest day of my life.

Zion Canyon Music Festival 2009

A friend of mine recently asked me about the happiest day of my life. I thought about a time back in 2009 when I was hitchhiking through Colorado on my way to Denver. I woke up covered in frost and yelled at the mountains while the sun rose behind their peaks. I felt triumphant on top of the world at 9,000 feet above the sea.

Chuck Manley moved to Seattle


I moved to Seattle in mid march for a 3 month job. After 2 months they fired me so I’ve been busy doing things that don’t suck as much as having a job. This includes taking awesome photos, writing cool blog posts, and working on making myself successful instead of other people.

Stillness (the virtues of having nothing to do)


Having nothing to do is a blessing that shouldn’t go to waste. It’s the time that we can ground ourselves before taking on what’s coming next. When have nothing to do our ego becomes fragile and eventually falls apart. With it gone, you can discover your true self.