This is the first of what will hopefully be many newsletters. Here I plan to keep you updated on my latest posts, give you the inside scoop on where and what I’m doing now, and present the latest run away travel deals and opportunities. I plan to send a new newsletter at the beginning of each month. To sign up, simply submit your e-mail address in the form to the right.
This past trip was one that I will never forget. It spanned 1 year and took me to 21 countries on 3 continents. I got in bus crashes, was robbed once, scammed into a fake ipad in Italy, had diarrhea more times than I can count, and met a lot of beautiful women. I was chased by armed farmers in Ethiopia and nearly fell victim to an anti-Semitic hate crime in Egypt. I’m not sure how, but thankfully I managed to survive it all.
It was also my premier trip as a travel blogger. I didn’t realize how difficult it actually was to backpack the world and maintain a travel blog at the same time. From not having internet access to just being plain lazy, it’s hard to keep a blog running successfully. I realized that I might need to slow down a bit more while I travel, not only to better appreciate the places but also to have time to update the blog.
While it was an amazing trip, I am really glad to be back home in New York. No more do I have to suffer under the weight of my lawn chair backpack. And, no more random nights on sidewalks, in parks, in hostels or hotels. Just the relaxing and predictable routine of being home. That is, until I hit the road again.
Although I am planning to stay home for a few months to really make progress on the blog and on my book, I can’t stop my mind from wandering towards my next trip. The main continent on my mind, South America. I have never been to South America but I have always heard good things. I’m looking forward to learning some Spanish and acquiring some new latin dance moves.
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Until next time,
All the best,
Travel Deals of the Month
From North America:
September- New York >> London One way for 400$ on Iceland Air
September- Los Angeles >> London One Way for 521$ on Iberia
September- Los Angeles >> Bangkok One way for 600$ on China Eastern Air
September- New York >> Cairo One Way for 495$ on Aeroflot
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