Why do you travel?

Updated on September 3, 2017 in Photography
4 on August 30, 2017

dear friends,

Why do you travel?

my answer: to be less ignorant of the rest of the world, and to learn new positive cultural values to integrate into my daily life. 

 
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0 on August 31, 2017

Picture of me sailing into Sydney Harbour (camera in hand) at the conclusion of my Pacific Crossing in 2015

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I came up with the dream to circumnavigate the world on a sailboat in 2008. I did not have a boat nor did I have a plan. I really wasn’t even that great of a sailor. I was terrified to leave my career as a Project Manager and set out on this crazy adventure. But the desire was so strong, that I finally lifted anchor from my desk in 2011 for 8-months to go to Yachtmaster school and cross the Atlantic. I went back to work in 2012 for a year and then set out again to cross the Pacific which I completed in 2015. I plan to transit the Indian Ocean in 2018. My dream has never let me down. It has opened the door to a most amazing world and the wonderful art of photography.

 

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0 on September 1, 2017

 

To see different environments, meet new people, and to spend time with my loved ones outside the daily grind.  

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0 on September 2, 2017

I’m 21 years old and just about all of my travels were with my parents/family for the sake of vacationing or visiting other family. That being said last summer I went to SF by myself to attend Street Foto SF and be a part of that festival and Vinheet Vohra workshop. I guess the reason for my travelling was to educate. Looking forward now I don’t think I’ll ever travel for the sake of vacationing. I just feel like spending that kind of money for the sake of “relaxing” doesn’t go well with my personality.  I think any big money spent on travel would have to go along with some kind of workshop or festival/concert/road trip kind of thing,

That being said last December I moved away from my hometown of Halifax Canada to go to Corner Brook, a small city in the province adjacent to Halifax where my parents are from in order for a change of pace and to photograph a place that has never really been photographed by street photographers before (at least not really seriously). I wouldn’t call it travel since I live here now but it is temporary and it is for the sake of being somewhere else. I suppose the point of me moving would be to see what life is like in a different part of the world and to see what my artwork is like in different environment.

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0 on September 3, 2017

I travel becaause time is non-refundable. I want to experience as much of different cultures, food, languages, and art as much as possible, to learn and expand my views and share these experiences with loved ones

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