I’m a 29 (now 31) year-old former corporate desk-jockey who has made the decision to leave the comfortable life to which I’ve grown accustomed and to embark upon a journey to experience as much of what this world has to offer that I can. I was originally born in a small town in Northeast Ohio, but moved around the state a few times when I was younger. After graduating from Miami University (OH) with a business degree, I spent several years working in Chicago, IL. Once my stint in the White City had come to an end, I moved back to Ohio and graduated from the MBA program at Ohio State University in 2008. Ever since, I’ve been living and working in Columbus, OH — which I now call “home” — at least up until the point at which I decided to hit the road.
Travel has always been a passion of mine that was cultivated at an early age. I still have fond memories of road trips all across the United States with my family as a young child. Additionally, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to embark upon several international voyages throughout my High School and College years, including trips throughout the Caribbean, to Trinidad and Tobago, England, France, Canada, Mexico, and Switzerland (side note — the Alps aren’t the ideal place to learn how to ski for the first time, as I learned first-hand). After these adventures, I caught the travel bug and have been yearning to hit the road ever since. I’m not sure where I’ll end up or which countries I’ll pass through on my adventure, but I’m sure I’ll cherish each memory and location for it’s own unique experiences.
In additional to travel, I’m also a hardcore foodie (one of the “secret” reasons why I’m taking a trip around the world) and beer geek. Whether it is eating out, experimenting in my own kitchen, watching cooking shows, hosting beer-tastings, home-brewing, or reading books about cuisine and culture, I’m never been able to satiate my appetite or quench my thirst. And if I’m not traveling, eating, or drinking, you’ll likely find me playing golf or hiking the trails, as these are my other favorite ways to pass the times and enjoy the outdoors with friends.
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