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Cristian Curmei

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Our interview with Mr. Curmei was cut quite short due to the following response,“There’s really not much any man can say about himself that does not come across sounding egocentric. I’m gonna try and stick to that.”

He was born in Romania, yet left at the age of six. Destination? U.S. of A. Grew up in Chi-town for the first two years of his life, followed by the remaining 14 years in Phoenix, Arizona. A history of musical and martial arts made him the ‘crazy’ human he is today. Majors in Chemistry and English ‘endowed’ him with with a joy for jumbling letters, sometimes making people laugh in the process. His true joy and ultimate goal.

Even though a “professional” background in writing has not been developed yet, his love of expression, in any form, has led to a large stack of notebooks on his coffee table. Some stories are about love. Some stories are about clarity. Some stories are about trials and tribulations. All of them are about what it means to be a human. Most recently you’ll even find stories about anything vehicles, transportation, and more.
Giant's Revolt 2 Gravel Bike Proves You Don't Need Tons of Cash To Ride Far and Fast
Giant's Revolt 2 Gravel Bike Proves You Don't Need Tons of Cash To Ride Far and Fast

What is it that we must look for in a bicycle? Well, it all depends on the sort of cycling you have in mind. As for the topic of today's discussion, it's going to be about a bike that can cover any terrain that requires both wheels on the...

 
Standert's Stainless Steel Erdgeschoss Is a Gravel Machine for Burning Through Any Roads
Standert's Stainless Steel Erdgeschoss Is a Gravel Machine for Burning Through Any Roads

One of the fastest-growing categories of cycling is gravel and bikepacking. In this spirit, we'll be taking a closer look at a machine straight out of Germany, the Erdgeschoss. Sure, it's a tongue twister, but that doesn't take away ...

 
For Around $1,200, You Can Grab the Acid MTB and Master Trips Down Any Adventurous Trails
For Around $1,200, You Can Grab the Acid MTB and Master Trips Down Any Adventurous Trails

I'm a sucker for hardtail MTBs, but I still haven't figured out why and I've even talked to my psychologist about it. I feel it has something to do with their ability to be that sort of go-to machine for any of your adventures. ...

 
Ridgeback's Steel Panorama Touring Bike Is Loaded to the Brim With Adventure-Ready Gear
Ridgeback's Steel Panorama Touring Bike Is Loaded to the Brim With Adventure-Ready Gear

Sure, e-bikes are nice and all, but some folks love the burn of a good workout and those last moments of the day when you finally lay your bones to rest for the night. In this spirit, we'll be exploring all that the new Ridgeback Panorama tour...

 
Avida's Escape Camper Is an Australian Machine Ready To Survive Inhospitable Destinations
Avida's Escape Camper Is an Australian Machine Ready To Survive Inhospitable Destinations

In the search for camper vans that can blow away the competition, I've decided to head back to the land down under (Australia) as they're known for building machines capable of withstanding the harshest landscapes and terrains around. ...

 
We Tried To Board Odessa, but the Bodyguard Denied Our Advances: Here's What We Missed
We Tried To Board Odessa, but the Bodyguard Denied Our Advances: Here's What We Missed

Sometimes, autoevolution gets within touching distance of some of the world's most coveted vessels. Well, this time around, that vessel was the Odessa, a superyacht that's up for charter for no less than €250K a week during the summe...

 
Hideaway Captures the True Essence of Tiny Living and Drops You in the Middle of It All
Hideaway Captures the True Essence of Tiny Living and Drops You in the Middle of It All

Listen, or rather, read: if you're going to invest in a mobile home that can change the scenery whenever you feel like it, you might as well go all out and look into a tiny home like the Hideaway. This mobile habitat aspires to be your escape ...

 
GoSun and Camp365 Team Up To Show the Glamping Industry How Things Can and Should Be Done
GoSun and Camp365 Team Up To Show the Glamping Industry How Things Can and Should Be Done

Some people love lavish and impenetrable RVs that cruise the world on nothing but airbags. Then there are folks like me who don't mind getting pricked by a local bush, and the only suspension between them and the ground is the good ol' kn...

 
Insane Range for Low Bucks Is What the Commuter E-Bike From State Bicycle Co. Is All About
Insane Range for Low Bucks Is What the Commuter E-Bike From State Bicycle Co. Is All About

No, the e-bike and electric mobility wave we've been experiencing lately is not slowing down. On the contrary, we're now starting to see more and more affordable machines meant to captivate our lifestyles. For example, the freshly un...

 
Ynez Is Timbercraft's Most Tiny Home but Is No Less Capable of Being Your Go-To RV
Ynez Is Timbercraft's Most Tiny Home but Is No Less Capable of Being Your Go-To RV

Mobile living is fantastic, but some off-grid habitats require 18-wheelers and cranes to be transported. Not the Ynez, a tiny home that you can just hook up to your truck, and off you go, on to the next adventure. Folks, Ynez is a 20-foot (6.1...

 
A $30K Autonomous and Mobile Heva Can Be Your Home Anywhere There's Land and a Road
A $30K Autonomous and Mobile Heva Can Be Your Home Anywhere There's Land and a Road

Sure, mobile living can be all fun and games, but to achieve that, you'll need a habitat that has more than just a bed and an outdoor cooktop. To really immerse yourself in nature's embrace, you may want to check out a traveling home much...

 
Who Needs a Massive RV When You Can Build an Army of $1,200 Bicycle Campers and Be Free
Who Needs a Massive RV When You Can Build an Army of $1,200 Bicycle Campers and Be Free

There's this idea floating around that you need tons of cash to own a camper. Well, for the next few minutes, I want you to imagine a different type of mobile habitat, the kind that's towed behind a bicycle and not your average SUV or tru...

 
The Tiny Home Hospitality Industry Is Underway: Take a Luxury Vacation Like Never Before
The Tiny Home Hospitality Industry Is Underway: Take a Luxury Vacation Like Never Before

One effect of the recent off-grid action that's been happening lately is the appearance of the mobile bed and breakfast unit, or downright hotels, all of which can be moved at a whim's notice. Such a mobile and off-grid retreat can be fou...

 
Orbea's Keram 30 Is Bent on Replacing Your Car As the Ultimate Mobility Machine for $3K
Orbea's Keram 30 Is Bent on Replacing Your Car As the Ultimate Mobility Machine for $3K

E-bikes aren't hunks of metal with motors. These days, the e-bike is designed for a different purpose, to practically replace your car. With the way things are heating up, it won't be long until most people are seen rocking some mobility ...

 
Upgrade Your Short Bed Truck With an Icarus 6 Camper and Rid Yourself of Neighbors Forever
Upgrade Your Short Bed Truck With an Icarus 6 Camper and Rid Yourself of Neighbors Forever

For a few years now, one RV manufacturer has been demanding attention because of how they approach the truck camper industry. That team is Loki Basecamp, and recently, they've done it again, unveiling their new Icarus 6 monocoque camper. ...

 
Americans May Have Invented the Teardrop, but Australia's Wild Monkey Campers Perfected It
Americans May Have Invented the Teardrop, but Australia's Wild Monkey Campers Perfected It

One of my favorite camper styles is the teardrop. Why? Simply because they can pack all the essentials of off-grid living into an easy-to-tow machine. However, this design seems unchanged for decades, which begs the question: Can a teardrop be take...

 
San Juan Tiny House Throws You Back to a Time Before Cities and Power Grids Were Available
San Juan Tiny House Throws You Back to a Time Before Cities and Power Grids Were Available

While exploring the world for off-grid habitats that offer owners the uttermost freedom from neighbors, cities, and the grid, I've arrived at the Rocky Mountains. It's here that we shed light upon a habitat found deep in the landscape of ...

 
Luxury 40 Gooseneck Trailer Home Can Be Considered a "Sleeper" in Every Sense of the Word
Luxury 40 Gooseneck Trailer Home Can Be Considered a "Sleeper" in Every Sense of the Word

"I'm telling you, it's right there in the name, Luxury 40. That's what you can expect to find inside. Sure, it may not look like it from the outside, but wait till you see the inside." "All right. I'll take a look...

 
Keepsake Tiny House Is the Modern Adventurer's Habitat: A Fully Mobile $84K Beach House
Keepsake Tiny House Is the Modern Adventurer's Habitat: A Fully Mobile $84K Beach House

"Dude! Let's buy a beach house!" "What the! What do you mean buy a beach house? Does it look like we've got the cash for something like that? Let alone the plot of land required to build upon." "Well, yeah, we do....

 
This Tiny House Showcases Over 50 Years of Mobile Californian Design and Construction
This Tiny House Showcases Over 50 Years of Mobile Californian Design and Construction

What makes a mobile home so alluring? Could it be the ability to up and go whenever you feel like it? Or is it the oneness with nature that's so appealing? Whatever the reasons for loving a mobile and downsized tiny house, this next one is for...

 

Stories by Cristian Curmei