“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
I’ve always struggled in school to find focus in something that would hold my attention. Economics were too boring for me, I don’t have the talent that my brother has for the arts, and physics was always beyond me. Math? HA! Forget about it! But history….World history seem to always have me glued into a text-book. You see, back then I HATED to read. I hated to read in front of the classroom and I hated to read to myself. But I always loved a good world photography book.
As a young boy, I was always fascinated with other cultures from around the globe. The Great Pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Moai of Easter Island, and the Great Wall of China are just some of the places that I would think to myself, “How in the hell was that made!?!?” Or natural wonders such as The Great Blue Hole in Belize, Victoria falls on the Zimbabwe/Zambia border, and the ever beautiful Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in the Northern Hemisphere. I would daydream with my head in the clouds wondering what it would be like to visit these places and I promised myself that one day I would.
I always enjoyed visiting places around my home state of Utah but It wasn’t until about circa 2015 that I really started to venture out of the country. I was approached by some friends of mine that were interested in visiting Jamaica for a few days and I knew that if I wanted to see the world, this would be a great place to start.
It was here that I caught the bug….. The Travel Bug, and I have been infected ever since. Infected with the bright colors of the Caribbean, the hypnotizing melody of a reggae beat, and of course the savory delight of Jamaican Jerk chicken!
Since then, I have had the pleasure of traveling to 20+ countries around the globe and still counting. I have rediscovered my deep-rooted passion for exploring other cultures on this pale blue dot of ours and continue to hunger for more.
During my travels, my family and friends always ask me about my adventures. I would always try to keep them up to date on Instagram/Facebook but pictures and a few words never do justice. I was recently asked, “Hey with as much as you travel, why don’t you start a travel blog?” My reply? “Well, that’s a good question.”
So here it finally is. A few years and a couple of countries late, I welcome you to my travel blog FLYINGCOQUI.
Stay tuned….You will not be disappointed.