Welcome to my new blog! With the excitement and promise of new adventures ahead, I delve into a brand new project: writing and maintaining my own “adventure” blog! I’ve always enjoyed writing and showing off pictures of my travels/adventures to family and friends, now I’m ready to put it all out there to the world.
In sharing my adventures and travel stories, I hope to inspire you to get out there and explore a bit on your own. But watch out, it can become addictive :) While I have an adventurous spirit, I could not do the traveling/exploring I do without the encouragement from my family, friends, and fellow travelers (via the multitude of inspiring blogs out there in the independent travel world). Now I hope to pay it forward.
I’ll be sharing my adventures, both near and far, urban and outdoorsy, silly and serious, fun and maybe not-so-fun, solo and not solo. I intend to write some reviews and provide resources for visiting specific destinations whenever I can. And I need not travel thousands of miles to have an exotic adventure worthy of a blog entry… there are many places in my own San Francisco Bay area backyard that I have yet to discover!
So this project also provides the incentive to finally create my “wanderlist”. Yup, that list of places that I want to visit in my lifetime. Especially places in my “local” California since I can’t just hop on over to India next week. Having a whole list full of local adventures to choose from is one of the ways in which I’m trying to satisfy my travel cravings while living a relatively routine life in San Francisco. Because I am not a full-time traveler or digital nomad or expat as most travel bloggers are. I have a day job and pay rent, however, I travel as much as I can and I’m grateful for every destination that I get to explore no matter how far from “home” it is.
Not only do I want to share in the new adventures I come across, but I also intend to reflect back on one of the most epic trips of my life so far, my 5 month South America solo backpacking trip in 2011. That trip opened my eyes to a whole new world of travel possibilities. Sure, I already had a blog dedicated to that trip, but I mostly just described my day-to-day activities. There’s room for so much more. From practical tips to sharing some of the raw emotions that come with extended solo travel, I hope to help fellow travelers who are heading out for the first time. Or at the very least, provide a little entertainment! Plus, it’ll give me a chance to organize some pictures and stories into my top highlights. Stay tuned for some fun photo essays!
Bear with me as I explore WordPress and build up my site. It’s a work in progress, just like any other adventure! I’m taking baby steps here with this blogging thing and I know I have a lot to learn. Any feedback is welcome and appreciated!
Exploring new places, experiencing different cultures, making connections around the globe, trying new things, physically and mentally challenging myself in a variety of activities, and enjoying solitude as well as sharing the joy of adventure in good company.
This is what I live for.