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Kent Halliburton

Bandon, Oregon


About Me

I’m an incredibly lucky soul to have lived the life I have and do. An extension of the pioneering movement that pushed west across the US, I’m a fourth generation Oregonian with the great fortunate to grow up in Bandon, on the naturally bejeweled and desolate southern coast, on a cranberry farm where I learned a sense of self worth, work ethic, and up-by-the-bootstraps know-how in a loving family environment extending well into the town’s community of 2800. After high school, that community provided the resources to launch south to San Luis Obispo, a mediteranean styled oasis just south of sacred Big Sur and out of reach of California’s urban centers, for a college education at Cal Poly, where the motto is “Learn By Doing”. Besides a Computer Engineering degree, what I learned was how to surf, how to teach myself, the value of delicious, local food, and an unabating deep love for the Central Coast of California. A passion for our collective renewable energy future drove me to a career in the solar eletric industry where, with more great fortune and under the tutelage of passionate leadership, I rose to a leadership role myself culminating in four years of executive leadership at a publicly traded, national solar installation company. But always the dream of world travel remained, nutured from my youth by reading books by Richard Halliburton, a distance relative from the 1930s and 40s who shared my father’s name. And the growth in my career never paralled the growth of my world-travel dream. I quit my job in July 2012 to follow the dream that you now read.

A new dream has been born in the last year and it involves my home on the Oregon Coast, where I will return to the farming life in 2016, doing what I can to help the community and, with a little luck, raising a family of my own.

Find out more about me at my website and feel free to drop me a line. I love adventure, people, and this great world of ours.


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Q  November 03, 2014

Turkey: First time travelers to Turkey

I'll be traveling with an adventuresome friend in Turkey during December. We've got about 4 weeks to see the country on a $ budget. We're both interested in the scenic outdoor areas and spiritual aspects of Turkey: sufi mysticism, Rumi's history, etc...... See More

Q  September 07, 2014

Morocco: Advice for First Time Adventurers in Morocco

A friend and I are traveling to Morocco for 10 days flying into Marrakech. We're both into experiencing the culture, food, and surf scenes while there. We're both adventurous souls having met in the jungle of Peru. Any advice on experiences off the beaten path that... See More

A  June 19, 2014

California: Mother/Tween Daughter vacation spots in California

San Luis Obispo​ is a great option for a family excursion the surrounding region as well. Try the downtown district, head out to Avila Beach​ for some sun bathing, and then head over to Pismo Beach​ for some great... See More

Q  June 19, 2014

Italy: Traveling with mother and sisters in Italy for three weeks in October

Hello, I'm looking for a few locations to travel to with my mother (60), me (34), and sisters (32 & 29) in Italy this October. Specifically, we're interested in taking some cooking classes, experiencing the agri-tourism we've heard about, and catching a... See More

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