New Year, New Post

I think I’ll skip the bullshit about being disappointed in myself for not writing in this blog for more than 4 months– especially given all of the travel that has taken place in said time.  I know it and you know it…I’ve been an absentee blogger.  And you know what?  It’s downright embarrassing for someone who loves writing and traveling as much as I do to not utilize this perfect outlet to unload my greatest passions in life.

That being said,  it’s a new year, so who cares?  Clean slates all around!

But before we completely wash away the memories of 2013, I want to take a moment, or at least a few entries, to reflect on some of the awesome discoveries I’ve had the privilege of experiencing over these last few months.

So, I bid you a happy new year, happy traveling, and happy living.  Here we go…

Photo Credit: livedogrow.com

 

 

CREDIBILITY

When applying for a job, it’s a smart idea to have a strong resume and to be able to speak to your relevant experiences in great detail.  Blogging for a public audience is quite similar.  Just because I paid for a domain name and can navigate my way through a moderately simplistic WordPress dashboard doesn’t automatically make me an expert in anything.  Moreover, calling myself an expert in the subjects I choose to write about doesn’t prove a damn thing either.  So, let’s cut to the chase…what are my qualifications, you ask?  Please refer to the “Curriculum Vitae” link at the top of the blog for a regularly updated travel resume.  And if you have questions on any of these spots– feel free to e-mail me anytime at: info@wanderlusty.net.

And in the meantime, look at this water!  It’s the Aegean Sea around the island of Rhodes, Greece.  Swimming in this was one of the best days of my life.  Of course that was followed by sharing a carafe of local white wine and gorging on a tzatziki-smothered gyro with my best friend at a local cafe.  I think it’s safe to say that any day that includes tzatziki sauce and white wine is already off to a great start.  Yes, a crystal clear sea helps.

PHOTO CREDIT: JAX COHEN

The point of all this is that I have a lot of travel insight and passion to offer anyone who wants it.   I’m ready to dive in to the depths of my tzatziki-clouded memories whenever you need me.

HELLO, WORLD!

Not all who wander are lost. - J. R. R. Tolkien

PHOTO CREDIT: FODORS.COM

There are many people that say they “live to travel”.  As for me, I travel to live.  Is there a difference?  Yes.  For me, you can’t live without moving and that’s all that travel really is.  So, I travel, I move…and that’s what makes me feel alive.  It’s the rich experiences with family and friends, meeting and working with new people, finding opportunities and challenges, tasting exciting cultures, and most importantly, it’s enjoying love and genuine happiness wherever it exists.

And now, for an English lesson…

wan·der·lust

/ˈwändərˌləst/

Noun
A strong desire to travel:

So that’s what Merriam-Webster has to say about it.  But, for our purposes here, my dear friends, the personification of wanderlust is really the Oz behind the curtain of my mind.  It is the id– the pleasure principle that drives all of my needs, wants, and desires.  Simply stated, it is my way.

And for that reason, I decided to dust off my blogging pants and share my wanderlusty adventures with all of you.  I’ve chronicled non-fictional tales of debauchery, love games, play, work, and many other lighthearted topics in the past.  I have a lot of useless knowledge and stories to share (and if you are interested, just let me know), but I’ve traveled and experienced too many awe-inspiring places on this beautiful planet to keep it to myself.  It’s time to go public.