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My first trip abroad was a 3-month backpacking trip through Europe in 1999. Â For the 8 years following that trip I tried out numerous jobs seeking a career that would make me happy. Â After some soul searching in 2007 I made the decision to set off for a 5-year trip around the world on the belief that I was happiest while traveling. Â With that goal in mind, I picked up a second job and worked hard for two years to pay off my debt, eliminate my possessions and create a travel fund. Â I left in May of 2009 and havenâ€™t looked back. Flashpacker HQ initially came into being as a way to keep everyone back home up-to-date with what I was up to while teaching English in Japan. Â I stumbled upon the term Flashpacker and instantly knew that described me – a traveler in his early 30s who loved traveling with the mentality of a backpacker but without the dorm rooms or self-made dinners in the hostel kitchen. Â My intent with FPHQ is to create a conversation about travel through my photography, tales of travel, guides and resources. More Details
What is a Flashpacker you ask?
Think of a flashpacker as an evolved backpacker – a traveler who focuses on local experiences and adventure but without the dorm beds and pasta from the hostel kitchen. Â More money and more gear leads to a similar, but different, style of travel than your typical backpacker.Flashpacker Defined
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"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didnâ€™t do than by the ones you did do."− Mark Twain
"The more places I travel to the more I see, the more I learn, the less I know, and I love it!"− Burt Robertson
"Tourists donâ€™t know where theyâ€™ve been, travelers donâ€™t know where theyâ€™re going."− Paul Theroux
"To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote. To travel is to live."− Hans Christian Anderson
"Travel penetrates your consciousness, but not in a rational way."− Milton Glaser