While the world was distracted by the tech bubble of the 90s, Lorin was busy studying the undervalued metals market. As a guest contributor on Kitco.com, his expertise on the metals market is valued far and wide. His love of adventure prompted him to develop a trading system that is ideal for a traveler. After 20+ years of fine-tuning, he’s learned to spot setups with low-risk, high-reward probabilities that are perfect for the wandering lifestyle. His thirst for adventure and willingness to step out of his comfort zone has allowed him to enjoy some epic adventures with his family. He and his wife of over 20 years have two boys.
Together, the four of them have traveled the U.S., each on their own motorcycle. They have enjoyed traveling in motorhomes and custom vans and have even traveled the east coast via a sailboat. In general, they have tried to spend as much time together as possible before their boys grew up and moved away. They enjoy living life to the fullest, and show no sign of stopping.
Pat began trading straight out of college, taking a job at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange. He quickly moved to the trading floor as head clerk at a trading firm where he fell in with a small group of successful traders who would become his mentors. He convinced his wife, Ali, to sell their car, put $5,000 in a trading account, and give trading a shot. Two years later he moved to Chicago to trade in the Soybean Options pit. He stood shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of other pit traders in Chicago, managed his risk, turned a nice profit, and fled the city for a wandering life.
Pat and Ali sailed around the world aboard their first boat Bumfuzzle, drove around most of it in a VW bus, raced a vintage Porsche, sailed and began raising a family in Mexico, lived in vintage motorhomes, and are now cruising in a trawler. He is now in his 20th year of trading while traveling abroad in over 60 countries. You may have followed their adventures via his famous travel blog, bumfuzzle.com. Bumfuzzle has been a source of inspiration for would-be Wanderers for years—it's even how Lorin and Pat first met!
”What am I going to do with my life?” That one simple question—posed over too many pitchers of beer—had an answer that demanded action.
Stepping into an unknowable future for a life of adventure takes courage, decisiveness, an unwavering belief in yourself…