Evolution of a Traveler

Written by  Seamus
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I wasn’t born with a backpack.  As a kid my idea of traveling was taking the two hour drive from Chicago to the lakes of Wisconsin.  But over time small glimpses of other cultures and landscapes reeled me in like an aggressive street vendor.  In the past ten years I’ve gone from being a travel newbie to visiting more than 20 countries in four continents.

I think that’s one of the great things about traveling.  It doesn’t take a PhD or Swiss bank account to explore the world (although some pocket change helps).   All you need is a little curiosity, a sense of adventure, and a desire to connect with people and places around the globe.

I came to work for Solimar’s Undiscovered Travel Collection to help foster those connections.  At Solimar we’re working to help local communities develop a positive stake in their tourism growth.  I look forward to telling you about the undiscovered places of the world, and the ways you can experience those places while contributing to the preservation of their cultural and ecological integrity.

With every destination I visit, I add five more to my travel wish list.  I hope this journal can add a few destinations to yours.  Keep exploring and I hope to see you out there.

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