Some people aren’t destined for the 9-5 day job. They can’t stand the sight of offices, are unwilling to sit behind desks suited and booted, sweaty and stressed out. They find that their imagination wanders and that they fantasize about being somewhere exotic. I decided to take a leap of faith and try something new, something different. After all, life is too short to waste on routines, should haves, or could haves.
Who am I?
My name is Simon and I am a passionate storyteller with a portfolio of articles under my belt including “How to Spot a Snow Leopard in India” and “A Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik”. I have tales to tell from Greece, Hungary, Serbia, and Sarajevo to name a few (and have pictures to accompany my travels!). I now share my adventures online on my blog and through Instagram to an ever growing and travel enthusiastic audience.
I am a twenty-something travelling entrepreneur from the beautiful garden city, Town of Mount Royal, Montreal. Being from a small town has its benefits, it has allowed me to cherish the quiet untouched beauty of a less tourist based location, but it obviously also has made me appreciate what the city has to offer such as excitement and unadulterated enthusiasm.
For three years I worked as a cold calling sales representative behind a desk, I was miserable and I couldn’t stop thinking about my next holiday. Where would I go? When could I book the holiday? For a time, my girlfriend Charlotte came with me on our adventures, I was happy not being at my desk and thankful I didn’t have to wear a tie!
One day, Charlotte broke up with me, devastating me and I sank into a pit of loneliness and sadness. I had no career, no love life, and I felt so unfulfilled. It had been a long time since the last time I was single so I spent my time in strip clubs and nightclubs – at one point I was even looking into buying a jasmine sex doll! I had no idea how to move on.
It was only when a friend I hadn’t seen in over 2 years moved back to Montreal, telling me about a volunteering group he’d been a part of in Asia, that I decided to take a leap of faith and book a trip to South Africa to help with a wildlife conservation project. It was around this time that I had also started to develop my writing. It had always been a hobby up until then but I made a conscious effort to write a daily journal to document my travels.
They say, the rest is history. I caught the travel bug and now I write about my adventures across the globe, with a goal of inspiring other travellers and those suffering with wanderlust to take their own leap of faith. I am much happier and even have met my fiancé Rebecca during my travels.
What can you find on this website?
While travelling is my passion, I also enjoy writing informative blog posts aimed at promoting local family run businesses, offering insightful tips and tricks, and helping my clients to develop their own entrepreneurial endeavours. My writing topics include, but are not limited to: Arts & Culture, Events, Food & Drink, and all things travel, including what gear to pack when visiting summer or winter locations and best ways to plan your next trip.
You can find my travel journal here where I talk about my adventures and suggest places to visit. I also review hotels and tourist destinations along with estimated pricing, so all the research has been done for you, dear wanderluster, all you need to do is pack your suitcase and set that countdown timer!
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Why did I decide to start this blog?
When I left my 9-5 day job working in a stuffy, overpopulated office, I decided that writing about my travels was my calling. Snowballing from this discovery, I created this website in order to fund my passion and build a lasting strong community.
My goal is to establish a fulfilling life experience full of adventure and memories and I finally believe that my path in life has emerged. I would love if you could come along for the ride.
Where the years are short and life is precious, I want to make the most of it.