The reasons this blog was born!

The biggest trip of my life (so far) is coming up in about 9 weeks. I will be solo backpacking around Europe for two months. A lot of friends and family have asked that I keep them updated on my adventures and experiences. This got me to thinking a bit about the different types of…

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Why I travel

Growing up, we spent a week on Cape Cod every summer. We rarely went anywhere else for vacations. Once in a while my family would traipse up to New Hampshire or Maine, and once we went to Disneyland.  So as a kid, most of my travel was done through the pages of books. To cities…