Hey, I’m Alex. My life is summed up in three words… travel, food, and writing. When I turned 18, I took my first trip to Costa Rica. I realized immediately that staying in one place wasn’t an option for me. Due to my constant need for travel and new experiences, I feel like I’ve lived a hundred lives… ever-changing and learning. In the past 10 years, I’ve moved 16 times. Some say I’m a runner and need to settle, get a steady job, and have a “normal” life. I say they’re bonkers. Life is too short and too precious to settle for anything less than doing what makes one completely happy.
I get high on culture shock; getting off a plane and knowing you’re submerged in the unfamiliar. I giggle at the taste of new cuisine. I’m fascinated by the world and its people. I fall in love with every place I go for completely different reasons. However, it was my trip to Thailand that changed my life forever. I realized how insignificant and small I really am in this world… in a good way. It’s those epiphanies that really give me perspective on what I want my reality to be and what part I want to play in this life.
When I’m homebound, I spend my days long-boarding, surfing, cooking, and reading/researching my next destination. I’ll pretty much try anything once… especially if someone tells me not to do it. I think pushing boundaries is what makes us grow. I think it’s super cool when I surprise myself with what I’m capable of. I hope that by documenting my experiences through my words, I can inspire others to never settle. This is your life. Spend it in faraway places, eating weird things, and meeting interesting people.
“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya