A little bit about me
Hello, Iâ€™m Travis. A photographer by trade, Iâ€™m a former corporate employee that gave up my cubicle job in pursuit of that which makes me most happy – travel. Â I love the way that travel lets you experience the new and different, opens your mind, and teaches you things about the world and yourself. Â Thereâ€™s simply nothing like it.
Flashpacker Headquarters was born, initially, as a way to share updates with friends and family back home while teaching English in Japan. Â It has since morphed into a way for me to engage with others using inspirational photography, travel stories from the road and travel resources that have helped me out along the way.
It seemed appropriate to focus on those to travel like myself: independently, long-term, and with a focus on local experiences and getting to know a destination. The term flashpacker comes from Australia where â€œflashâ€ means money. Â A flashpacker can be summed up as an older backpacker with more money and/or more gear, but that is a simplistic definition that doesnâ€™t do us justice.