You might ask why I chose to start blogging now- a full two years into my trip. I know I’ve asked myself that several times. I considered starting a blog when I left home. I even bought a domain and hosting package that I’ve been paying on monthly.
When I left I thought I was leaving on a six-month trip so I talked myself out of starting the blog. Why spend all the time and effort to try to build an audience when I was just going to be back home in an office soon?
I thought it would take away from my trip if I were constantly looking for wifi, editing photos, posting, etc. rather than being in the moment and taking the most out of my time.
It seemed complicated. I found a million reasons to not.
So why now?
At this point I just crossed the two-year mark and I have plans for at least another two years of travel, likely more.
Throughout my trip I’ve had the opportunity to meet, hang out with and even become friends with some of my favorite travel bloggers.
I had previously bought a blogging course from Nomadic Matt that I never used that I’ve now started going through.
I also realized that I spend a lot of my time (gladly) helping friends, family, and even strangers plan and organize trips and giving advice on things to see and do. I feel like it would be nice to have all of that information arranged and easily accessible.
Lastly, I’ve been basing myself out of Chiang Mai, Thailand, which is somewhat of a blogger haven. I’ve met a lot of people in the digital nomad community who made the process seem more approachable. Now just feels like the right time. Finally.
I’m excited to get started and make all of the mistakes that a new blogger is sure to make. I would love it if you’d follow along with me and I welcome all input, comments and criticism as I go along. Drop me a line in the Contact section or find me on social media.
Travel writer and owner of the blog. My work has been featured on Fodors, Eater.com, International Living, and Great Escape Publishing, among many others. My story? Nearly six years ago, I left my job at an Oklahoma City law firm and embarked on a journey around the world. At the time, I thought I would only be gone for 6 months, but the more I traveled, the longer my bucket list became. Flashpacker describes how I travel. Rather than traveling as the normal world wise backpacker and staying in hostel dorms, I prefer a more comfortable experience, and typically stay in private rooms, take Ubers instead of taxis, and now use a suitcase instead of a backpack. Foodie, on the other hand, describes one of the key reasons why I travel. I love to pick a central “base camp” and then explore the surrounding area, really immersing myself in the culture and interacting with the people, and enjoying and exploring the food of an area is an essential part of this experience.