What is this?

Just another cheesy useless travel blog? Almost certainly! However, useless as it may be, the aim of this blog is not just to document the where, when and what of my time traveling. Instead, I'm writing with the set goal of discovering the reasons why we travel. I'll be interviewing as many interesting folks as I can in order to answer a few simple questions. Why do we save our money to leave the comforts of home? What do we want to get out of it? What makes it worthwhile?

For introductory purposes and mainly because I'm the only person on this couch right now let's interview me!

Hey Sam. Why have you decided to leave the first world comforts of Boston for the garbage strewn streets of Saigon?

Beats the shit out of me.

This is going well. Take a minute and think on that, I'll eat be eating cookies and checking Facebook. And we're back.

I think I just like to explore. Places and people are much more interesting to me than things. I really just want to see whatever I can. Beyond that, I'm really not sure. I think that I get bored if I'm in one place for too long, I start to feel trapped. I think I'd rather spend the money I have seeing something different.

Great answer from a great man. Next question. What do you want to get out of this?

That's a dumb question.


Again, I'm not sure. I think it's similar to the first question. The experience of living in an entirely different world is thrilling. I've been here 6 months now and life has become quite normal; however, there are still moments every day when I'm walking down the street and witness a vegetable vendor tussle or pass a plate of live faceless frogs and I can't hep but chuckle. I think the differences in worlds is fascinating. Also, as cheesy as this may sound, perhaps even as cheesy as this stupid blog and it's stupid background picture, I think seeing different places and meeting different people does give you a bit of a different perspective on things.