Hey there! My name’s Chris. I have to say, I am quite the travel enthusiast. I started travelling when I was very young, going on family vacations to places like Florida, Mexico and the Bahamas but I never left the confines of North America until I was 21 just after finishing my second year of University. I spent 9 weeks in the summer of 2013, with a group of 8 others, living and working in Hong Kong at the Science and Technology Park as part of an international internship program offered at our University. Ever since then, I have absolutely loved travelling and cannot get enough!
When I got back from Hong Kong I immediately applied for and was accepted for an international exchange semester the following year in the fall of 2014. I spent the semester “studying” in Finland but because I studied IT and the Finnish education system has quite a bit of emphasis on self study, my classes were all online and I only ever had to attend class 3 times!!! How sweet is that!?
I spent that semester travelling all over Europe visiting almost every country west of Hungary. I also made it down to the African continent a couple times as well during that period and ended the semester with several weeks in southeast Asia, Australia for New years, a week in Hawaii and finally back to Canada! Can you think of a better way of spending a semester of University all while still obtaining four course credits!? I know I can’t!
Since then, I’ve traveled every chance I got. Spring break of 2015 I went to Colombia (a little unconventional, I know) and then after graduating in April I spent a month in South America visiting Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Came back from there for my graduation ceremony and tat of so special 30 second walk across the stage to pick up the degree and then I was off back to Europe for a brief trip to Ireland and Scotland!
All in all, I’ve been to 51 countries now and taken nearly 70 flights in the past year alone. One day I would like to open a hostel in Thailand (it is my favorite country) and I started this blog to share my stories and experiences in hopes of helping my fellow travelers out there. Next up is a big move to San Francisco to start my career with Cisco Meraki but I definitely have no intentions of stopping the travel life either! if you ever have any questions about travelling, places to go, things to do or you just want to talk about similar experiences feel free to email me any time. I read all my email and answer all of them!
Cheers! And hopefully we meet up on the road some day!