- By Justin Baugus
- 8 March, 2013
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“Don’t tell me what a man says, don’t tell me what a man knows, tell me where he’s been.”
-Anthony Bourdain in Peru Episode
I think there is a lot of truth to the quote above. Learning happens best “hands on”, i.e. you can read all you want about the Sistine Chapel, looking at books and pictures, but it is infinitely better to actually be there! I think understanding other cultures is something extremely important in the ever increasing global society. And the best way to learn is to travel.
I really enjoy traveling, so much so I decided to start a blog about it last year. My family has always gone on road trips together and as I have gotten older, I have traveled more and more. My senior year of high school I went to Haiti. My freshman year of college I went to Mexico a couple of times, once on a cruise with my family and once with the school to Mexico City. My sophomore year me and some friends took road trip spanning 3500 miles from Kansas City to Toronto, New York to Nashville. Finally the last year or so I’ve been planning and dreaming about a Europe trip post-graduation.
Here’s my news… I bought my plane tickets last weekend!
I’ll fly into Dublin, Ireland on May 31 with my older sister. We will spend 55 days backpacking around Europe and we fly out of Lisbon, Portugal on July 25!
I am stoked. Rest assured that I will share Renaissance Man specific content of my journey here, but also I will be daily documenting the trip on video at my travel blog, if you want to follow there as well: