Hey there, welcome to my first blog post. For those who don’t know me, my name is Sam (short for Samantha) and I recently got married to my best friend, Alex. We have the cutest puppy together, a chug (pug chihuahua mix) named Marley. We both work decent full-time jobs and from an outside view, we seem to have it all together. The only problem is, I realized I don’t want us to live the typical suburban life. People frequently ask, when are you buying a home? when are you having kids and settling down? and the only thing I can think of is how much of the world I haven’t seen.
With that said, I’ve decided on November 2nd… why that day, I don’t know, that I was going to travel as much as I could without quitting my job, since I need the financial support. That day I made my Instagram account with some of my recent travels. I started making connections and have already met so many amazing and inspiring people in less than a month! This showed me how many kind people are out there and how many of those people are just like me.
Within a week I began to research and then set up a website which was no easy task for me to figure out how to do. It turns out, I am by no means tech savvy, but despite some frustration and trial and error, I was able to create what I set out to do and “ta-da” my website was born!
Within a week of making my new account I have already booked two trips and visited 4 parks near me that have been on my bucket list to visit. I decided to start this blog to not only inspire myself, but to also show others that weekend warrior travels are possible, even with a full-time job like mine.
I’ve never blogged, built a website or had any type of public social media presence outside of close friends and family, so I can’t promise any of it will be good, but hopefully if you do decide to follow my journey, at the very least you can learn from the many mistakes I am sure to make. After I fall flat on my face a few times I hope to be able to inspire you to follow your dreams, provide some cool traveling tips and make some great connections with like minds. Stay tuned!