Well-traveled…or travel junkie?

A blog to document my travels makes perfect sense! I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. What better way to share my experiences with friends and family, as well as catalogue my experiences for my own nostalgic purposes. Better late than never, I suppose. But now I have to decide if I should retroactively post my travels from the previous decade…or only move forward from this point on.

My passion for travel began over a decade ago while I was in the military and stationed in Germany. It was incredible to be able to hop in the car and be in another country in just a few hours. I lived in Germany for 3 years and during that time I made use of any opportunity I had to travel. I wasn’t able to make it to all of the countries in Europe, but I definitely knocked out a good chunk. It is a personal goal to see as much of this world as I possibly can in the short amount of time that I am here. To say I was bit by the travel bug is an understatement. For me, the travel bug is like a good parasite and we have a symbiotic relationship in which travel benefits us both. Making time and saving money for new travel destinations is a top priority for me. I would rather wear inexpensive clothes and drive a modest car in order to allow myself a visit to at least one new country every year. I feel like I have already been to so many countries, but there is still way too much white on the map below for my liking. While no destinations are ever off-limits for me, sometimes I can be quite the travel snob! I am not referring to luxury vs. roughing it here. I’m more of an international travel snob. Typically, I will turn my nose up at opportunities for domestic travel, always preferring a new stamp on my passport instead. I realize the United States have many wonderful things to see, but I can save them for when I am older. Don’t judge me.