Farewell, my friend

It's true. I'm saying goodbye to the US and hola to South America!

Tomorrow, I leave to spend the next four months in Ecuador and Peru. As one of those Millennial "digital nomads" that everyone's talking about these days, I can work from anywhere in the world, provided I have wifi and good coffee.

I travel to explore destinations, regions, properties, and tours in order to gain on-the-ground expertise for my clients. While I can confidently sell destinations that I've not yet been to - thanks to my amazing on-site partners - I prefer to have first-hand experience and eat, live, and breathe the destination.

But spending so much time abroad isn't one never-ending vacation. Truth be told, most of my days are spent working from coffee shops, putting together client trips, building IntroverTravels into the nerdy travel business of my dreams, and other mundane work activities.

While exploring Ecuador and Peru in the coming months, I am making an effort to focus on two "signature" areas for my clients: The Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu.

Nature Nerds and Science Geeks will appreciate the Galapagos for its unique biodiversity and the living laboratory that Charles Darwin made so famous less than 200 years ago.

IntroverTravels to Machu Picchu

Culture and history buffs will be fascinated by Machu Picchu, the Incan citadel perched 8,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes.

I'm perhaps most excited to be hiking the Inca Trail in April - regarded as one of the world's most profound hiking experiences.

Of course, I'll also be exploring the Amazon and finding other adventures along the way. I look forward to sharing my experiences on Instagram and in my private FB group, and I'll be pulling back the curtain a bit on my weird life as a digital nomad and sharing the highlights (and lowlights) along the way.

My next note to you will be from the other side of the equator.

Until then,

Keep exploring...

Jacob

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