G'day, my name is Josh Pugh!
I arrived in New York on January 12, 2017, from Adelaide, South Australia. I'm a 30-year-old Digital Consultant & Strategist (which is a confusing way of saying: websites, social media, and strategy).
I had a fantastic life in Adelaide and in Australia but thought in late 2015 that it was time to do something new. I handed over control of my company, sold my house, car, and even gave away my cat ("Aslan") to start on my journey to New York.
Why New York? Because, New York. I really don't have a better story about why I chose this place beyond the fact that if you've been here, you know what I'm talking about. The place buzzes and on a brief visit in 2015, I knew I had to come back.
I'm still on this adventure, so this site will evolve with me. There are elements I haven't discovered and better ways to go about things, but who better to update you than someone who is doing this with you at the same time?
I really do love to chat, and I love a coffee, beer or wine. If you're something similar or just want to talk through something please do email me at [email protected].
I want this site to help visitors to the US, and especially make the transition from wherever you're from just a little easier. Most importantly though, I want this site to work with all the other resources that already exist, and not duplicate anything that is already helpful elsewhere. I'm always reaching out to other websites and services to combine forces, so if you know anyone, please do put them in touch.
An Important Note
Throughout this site I make recommendations based on personal opinions or free advice from others. In some cases, links to items may include a referral code which may result in my benefitting in some way (financial or other). By using such a link you will, to the best of my knowledge, receive only a service equal or better to going directly to that product or service yourself.
If however, you are at all uncomfortable, I would urge you to Google search for the item instead of using the link I provide and signing-up that way.
Most importantly: any future sponsored material will be clearly marked as such.