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Vagabonding There is no shortcut to anywhere worth going.

About cepctheworld

It was a year ago, almost to the day, that someone handed me a page from one of those page-a-day calendars that was full of trivia questions... the question for Tuesday April 5th 2009 was "What is a dromomaniac"?  Anyone? Well, I didn't know either.  I'm thinking ok buddy, why does this matter to me at all?  Then I flipped it over for the answer, "Someone with an abnormal impulse to wander or travel." 

I think it was my freshman year of college when I bought Rolf Potts’ book Vagabonding.  It introduced me to a reality that supported my ‘abnormal’ want to see the world.  After I read this book I knew there was no turning back to a normal sedentary life for me, at least not for a little while.   So I’ve been many places already on short term trips and each exploration opened up the want to wander even wider.  Living in Yellowstone National Park for the summer of 2009 only fueled the fire.  So now I am finally on my big adventure, teaching English in South Korea for a year.  Here are my stories, for all of you who have supported me along the winding way.  My words and photos are a small token of appreciation to all of you, who I couldn’t have made it here without. 

And also, to those strangers or like-minded travelers that stumble across my stories and learn something from them, even if it is something small, may it open up another world to you. 

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.  We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.  We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed.  And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”  -Pico Iyer, “Why We Travel”        

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