The Journey Begins

It seems like an appropriate title for this, despite it being computer generated.  “The journey begins”.  I have spent many an afternoon watching/reading  travel blogs. unboxing videos, technology/devices reviews, and anything else that feeds my love for all things modern, and all things far away from home.  I am person who craves to see what I have not seen; experience what I have not experienced; live that which I never thought I would.

My main three loves in life (other than my lovely wife) are technology, travel, and music.  They are the things whose existence keep my view of the world positive.  They are the things that fuel my will to get through my day job without losing my sanity.

Music has always been an extension of who I am.  I have taken lessons, self learned, dabbled in metal bands and even church groups.  I have composed, I have listened, I have performed in front of 5000 people, and I have even traveled cross country just to see a certain artist.  Music allows me to express feelings, stories, or even messages I want to convey through a set of musical notes.  It is a world wide language.  People will listen to things I composed, and feel something.  I listen to things other people composed, and they make me feel something.  While music will not be the focus of this blog, everything above is why I believe music is innately tied to travel, and therefore a suitable mention in this piece.

Food, or as I like to call them, treats, are much like music.  They are global, worldly, and full of experiences waiting to be had across the world.  It is no secret that I have traveled to certain places for the sake of a certain dish.  And I know I am not alone.  People who travel are always looking for new experiences to enrich their lives, and eating across the world is one of the best ways to do that.

This is where technology ties in.  I believe we live in an uniquely qualified time where it is possible to do these things by traveling the world, and aiding the experience and its immortalization through the use of current technology.  For instance, a 4k drone shot of my favorite scenery of whatever place I am discovering at that time.  Or perhaps something as simple as a geotagged picture for easy sorting later.  A carefully taken Instagram post of the most delicious meal you had that day.  Maybe a travel planning app on the latest smartphone, complete with subsequent social media uploads of my favorite spots.  Or maybe even aiding the latter with a 360 degree shot for later virtual-reality-powered reminiscing.  I believe in living in the moment, but I believe just as much in recording said moment.  I easily filled a 200GB micro SD card in just 3 years with mostly pictures of places and scenery I liked, whether that was local or during a vacation.

Technology, and how it has enhanced my life, travels, and food adventures will be one the focuses of this blog.  I have worked in the consumer technology sales industry for over eight years, and I am also a well informed enthusiast.  I have also made technology a part of my daily life since I was just six years old.  My father always had a profession that required a computer (even in the early 90s) and due to that I grew up side by side with technology.  I do not remember a time when technology and its daily facilitation of life was not a thing in my life.  Because of this, I have a desire to use my expertise to provide unbiased reviews and opinion pieces on anything from new vehicle technology to wireless headphones, computers, drones, smartphones, and anything else in between.

The other focus of this blog will be on treats, either local or far from home, and travel in general.  As I have already stated my love for all of these things, I plan to utilize my travel and foodie experience to provide helpful recommendations, tips, and guides around many different aspects of travel and food.

I hope that my content is useful to others, and at the same time I hope to enrich my love for travel and technology by channeling it through this blog. Ultimately, the main focus is to demonstrate how all my three loves, tech, travel, and treats, are intricately interconnected.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.— Mark Twain

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