Hi. I’m Jonathan. I currently live in San Francisco, California, after having previously lived in New York, Arizona, and Scotland.
I love to travel. That should be fairly obvious, as I have started a travel website ((email hidden)). It would be pretty idiotic to write about something I didn’t enjoy. So far, I have been to 25 countries and 35 states. In a perfect world, I would someday travel to every nation.
Here are the countries I have traveled to thus far, in order:
United Kingdom (all nations)
My personal travel goal is to go to at least one new place on each trip. So while I will go back to Scotland from time to time to visit friends, I will combine it with a trip to somewhere new in Europe.
Once I am in a destination, I generally prefer to stay in places where I can meet other travelers and get to know a place without the sterile confinement of a fancy hotel. For the most part, most big hotels are same around the world. There’s probably one you could go to near your house that would offer the same atmosphere as one in London or Tokyo, so why bother with those when you can stay with something more uniquely local?
Where I do like to splurge is on those local experiences. When you travel to a place, that’s your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try their foods and check out their history and customs. When will you get that opportunity again?
I love to: Eat where the locals eat. Drink where the locals drink. Walk or climb to the highest point to get that great view. Venture to the neighborhoods where the locals live.