I've been wanting to travel around the US since I moved here around 5 years ago. Maybe it's because I came from a country that's smaller than California, or maybe it's because my family doesn't travel very much. I don't know, but it took me a while before I actually got to do it. I often told myself that I need to wait for the right time—a vague future where I'm doing super well in life. But the real reason, of course, was that I was mostly terrified of change and being on my own.
So seven months ago my apartment lease ended, my car lease was done (South Philly parking was absolute shit), I wasn't dating anyone, and I was working remotely. So I set off to sell everything and travel around the US + visit friends and family in The Philippines.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from my visits to Colorado, Utah, Washington, California, Nevada, and The Philippines:
So now I'm headed back to Philly to look for an apartment and rest up. Next year I'd like to travel down to South America!
I know that traveling while working is a priviledged experience, and I feel bad about taking in experiences all the time and not giving back. Because of that, I plan on volunteering at a farm on my next vacation and teaching people in orgs like 826 Valencia. If you have any recommendations, hit me up!