Wanderluster | About Me

Hi, I am Brian. Thank you for stopping by to check out my site. I wanted a place to archive my memories and to share them with like minded people. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

This newfound passion of traveling started when, one day out of nowhere, I signed up for Habitat for Humanity Global Village in Bali, Indonesia. I was single and had never stepped foot onto foreign soil.  I was naive, ignorant, and scared to go out into the world ALONE...I still am. I am still learning new things about the world and myself every day. 

But that experience taught me a few things.
1. I can go out into the scary world and survive on my own.
2. I really love traveling.
3. I really love helping others.

Along the way I have learned...the world is a lot smaller than you think. You are never really alone. The comforts of home are never too far...English, Wi-Fi, Coca Cola. It is surprising how many people I meet from Texas, on the other side of the world. And before long you find yourself pushing your comfort zone further, off the beaten path into unfamiliar territory. 

Along the way, it is inevitable that you will meet someone just like you. And when the stars align and you cross paths with these people something special happens...a friendship is forged. 

The more you travel...the more you want to travel. Even though it never feels like enough, I feel extremely grateful for the opportunities and experiences I have had.  But there is nothing significant, or creative, or new, or special about me. If there is something you want in this world...stop making excuses. 

 

Photo taken in Bali, near Kuta Beach.

When I am home in Houston, Texas - USA, I day dream about far off places. Google maps has become my new best friend and I Wikipedia places that I cannot even pronounce. As soon as I book my plane ticket the butterflies in my stomach begin to flutter. And the moment I am on that big metal bird and the wheels lift off the ground…all of my worries, stress, and fears melt away. Then in the blink of an eye the journey comes to an end and it is time to return home...to enjoy the company of my family and friends, my dog Charlie, and my comfortable bed. And begin the cycle again. Depending on who I am talking with...it is either the hardest or easiest feeling to describe.

wan·der·lust /ˈwändərˌləst/
noun: wanderlust 

  1. a strong desire to travel

  2. a strong longing for or impulse toward wandering

I wanted to create a place  where people can see my photos, read my journal, get inspired, and share the incredible feeling that travel gives me. I hope you are so lucky to catch the travel bug and I hope our paths cross along the way. Until then…safe travels and may Saint Christopher watch over us.

If you have any travel stories, pictures, links, or even a funny joke you want to share...feel free to message me. There is a little envelope icon at the bottom right portion of the page, you know what to do. Or if you like doing things the hard way, you can use the annoyingly ugly form that I made just to impress you.
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