Why I started a travel blog?
When I decided to start writing a travel blog my main purpose was to put into words and share my numerous travel experiences. Some good, some interesting, others memorable but never bad! The urge to write it all down came as suddenly as the travel bug hit me!
My intent was to share my experience and thoughts on traveling and insights about the places I had visited. Long before I started writing I had been to 45 countries (now 55) and hundreds of destinations; traveled by bus, car, plane, train and cruise ship. I had experienced road trips, camping, cruises, organized tours, private tours, all inclusive resorts, safaris and eco tours. I think my travel history is pretty extensive and diversified. Over my 20+ years of travel, I figured out many ways to travel better, lighter and more often.
I absolutely love all aspects of travel from planning to talking or writing about my trips afterward. I write about my own travel experiences and post pictures from my numerous travels and scuba diving outings. Of course, the best part is discovering new places!
My passion to travel was born during my first trip overseas to the Dominican Republic. It rained everyday, but I still enjoyed it! The funny thing is that the sun came out on our last day! That experience only fueled my desire to go back as soon as possible. The next time I visited it was sunny everyday, it only goes to show that even if your first experience or two are not ideal, don’t give up. There are so many beautiful places in the world to see—I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Depending on the destination I’m visiting, I choose a type of trip: organized tour (group and private), cruise, resort, or self-directed. Different modes of transportation can be required and I’ve traveled by plane, car, jeep, cruise ship, riverboat, exploration ship, helicopter, submarine, train, subway, bus and on foot.