Now begins the journey of many words and photos into the vast sea of the Internet for me. I want to have my first blog post dig into the motivation behind writing this blog. Travel blog writing is something I hope to use as an outlet and a way to show others the beauty of traveling. I am not one of those bloggers who have made this a full time profession by quitting their day job and traveling non-stop. To those who do, I truly admire them and their lifestyle, but I am not there in my life to drop everything yet. I used FlightDiary as a nifty travel tracker and tracked my travels since May 2014 and realized that there is still so much left to explore in the world! By working full-time, I still squeeze each penny and second out of my free time and budget to get that next trip in. I hope to inspire others that it is very possible to travel, despite all of the obstacles of work and life getting in the way. I hope that this travel blog guides you on many trips in the future!
As I hope to expand my audience to other parts of the world, my travels will focus on the United States and come from the perspective of a US citizen traveling. One of the most powerful passports to have is from the United States, but looking at the statistic from U.S. Department of State, approximately 42% of US Citizens hold a passport. Great news is that the percentage of passport holding US citizens has been growing over the years! I would hope that the number would grow, but after talking to some people about why they don’t travel, I have heard the following.