This project is simple: to escape, to reflect, and to write about the art of travel. As an academic by training, I am trained to take inventory and obsess about ideas. And while I’ve managed quite well to pursue my intellectual love for the arts, history, and literature, these pursuits have often come at the expense of doing anything meaningful with my love of travel. I’ve certainly tried blogging about travel before, but my efforts were often cut short by “real-job” responsibilities and obligations.
Recently, however, my path has veered away from the classroom and has created a rare opportunity for me to pursue travel writing and travel consulting as real jobs . Exciting and a tad scary, this moment in my life is giving me ample time to reflect on all sorts of things, whether from my home office or atop a mountain 5,000 miles away … or, better yet, a cocktail lounge someone where in Berlin, which is more my speed. So indeed, the challenge is getting myself from Point A to Point B, and making the most out of the journey.
I am a believer that good, meaningful travel doesn’t have to break the bank, nor does one necessarily have to compromise their aspirational standards of travel when one travels “on a budget.” I’ve traveled extensively throughout the world and have managed to do so with some style while on some very tight budgets. One of the keys to successful travel planning is perseverance. I like to think that a deal is often always around the corner; you just need to know where to look. Hopefully, I can help.
I am excited to have you as my readers and hope that wanderlust strikes you often and always.