Hey there! As you may (or may not) know, I just spent the last 4 months in South America, living, working, and traveling in Ecuador and Peru.
The plan was to learn the region, inside and out. I wanted to meet with on-site expert guides to create unique experiences that you won’t find in any guidebook or online travel agency.
I wanted to cross items off my bucket list and to become a better travel advisor.
So I explored the Amazon Rainforest and met with local tribes people. I snorkeled with sea lions and sea turtles in the Galapagos, which for this nature nerd, was truly the experience of a lifetime! I even hiked four days on the Inca Trail to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, which is a must-do trek for any history buff.
But, things didn’t always go according to plan…
I was involved in a rollover car-accident and had a terrible bout of food poisoning.
And traveling solo, I sometimes felt lonely, even as an introvert.
But this is what travel is all about!
It’s about discovering yourself and learning you’re stronger and more capable than you ever thought possible.
Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing these experiences with you. The good, the bad, and yes - even the ugly.
I’ll introduce you to people who I met along the way, whose stories you should know.
And I’ll be pulling back the curtains to let you see behind-the-scenes, not just of the Bucket List highlights, but of some of the little things in our travels that can often have a profound impact on how we see the world.
I also hope to use this experience to inspire you to cross items off your own bucket list, even if you only have a week or two at a time.
I’d love to share my story with you, so I hope you’ll subscribe to get updates. I’ve got a lot of tips, ideas, and inspiration that I think will help change your life through travel.
Inspired by a solo hiking trip in southern Utah, I left a career in finance to pursue a life of travel, adventure, and nature. As Founder and Chief Explorer of IntroverTravels, I build my online travel agency remotely from unique, off-the-beaten-path locations around the globe, and I use that experience to help you plan you own life-changing travel experience.