At first I had planned to type out the fact that I was a former Healthcare IT professional turned traveler, but after some thought I realized that
I wasn’t very professional I’ve been a traveler for as long as I can remember.
At first it was just the occasional trip from A to B using my Delta flight benefits. Later, it was one-night trips to Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, and a host of other places – sometimes to see a cool band play, other times just to roam around. All of this was based in the USA though, and after a while this wasn’t enough. Eventually I did a study abroad program in Scotland, which served as a great launching point to fly into all of the other Western European countries I wanted to see. Not content with Europe, in graduate school I created an internship learning Spanish and moved down to Argentina. Somehow at graduation I ended up with a job in Ukraine touring most of the former Soviet Union for work. After that, my job in healthcare had me living at the airport. I traveled regularly to a half-dozen US cities and averaged more than a trip per week during my final year with Epic.
And now? Although this wasn’t the plan when I quit my job, perhaps it was always meant to be. I’ve got a one way ticket to SouthEast Asia, a 35L backpack, and the idea that eventually, somewhere, at some point, I’ll come “home” (or at least figure out where it is).
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Can you post a link to what backpack specifically you picked up? I’m interested to see what you’ll be living out of for who knows how long.
I don’t know if my comment is in moderator or was deleted, so I’ll post again:
Can you post a link to the actual backpack? I’m interested to know what you’ll be living out of, for who knows how long.
Apparently all three of the comments were pending my approval – something that I didn’t realize was happening.
Backpacks – I’ve actually got a couple options and am hoping to pack and settle on them in the next few days. I’ve got a 65L bag, but I think it’s too big and I most likely won’t take it. I’ve got a 35L bag that I think is the right size, but after walking around with it for a while I think that the back of the frame falls on a weird spot on my back so I may return it and find something with an adjustable frame. I’ll have to make a decision in the next two days.
Michael M? Wondering if I’ve located the right person.
Although I’m not sure if I’m the right person, I am Michael M.
Hey Michael, Just heard of your new “job” (I haven’t talked to you Mom in a while). With my new job I haven’t had a chance to get back to Argentine. I will be following your blog – great so far!!!
Thanks Roy – last I heard from my mom you’ve bounced around a little bit. Not surprisingly, I have made it back to Argentina a few times since I met you there. Always a good meal down there. You may have caught me at the tail-end of this job…I’m at a crossroads of sorts currently and winding down.
Hi Michael. Was in touch with your Dad. We were best buddies a long time ago on Long Island. We just recently communicated on facebook. He told me what you are doing and gave me your blog address. Love what your doing.
Thanks Ken. The travel on this side of the world may soon be winding down, but with the Delta benefits my travel won’t be any time soon.