I have been adventurer for nearly my entire life. I started this blog in 2013 while studying at Washington University in St. Louis. Now, I live in Barcelona and am pursuing my MBA at IESE Business School. So far I have been to all 50 US states, 70 countries and all 7 continents. My life’s goal is to visit every country in the world and every US National Park Service site.
This blog serves two purposes: 1. To catalogue my travel stories in detail for my personal recollection because memories fade. 2. To share those stories with friends, family, and whoever happens to find this blog.
My style of travel is to keep exploring until I drop. I try to enjoy every minute of traveling and dislike “relaxation time” or “days off”. I feel that, because my time is limited, I try to jam pack in as much as possible. This does mean that my depth of understanding of a place can be limited. However, I try counter that by trying to dig deep into the culture using my anthropological background through research and through conversations with locals on the ground.
One way I plan things is through lists. By creating tangible goals, I am able to budget my time and pace accordingly. Certainly, lists are only as good as the person/group who creates them, but generally they provide a good starting point for exploring.
Thank you so much for reading!