Hello all, and welcome to Reisen. Go.!
You know how they say you should find the thing you wish you were doing instead of work, and do that as work instead? Well, this is the thing (one of them at least) that I love doing. I love traveling and taking photos and then writing about my experiences.
Most recently, I’ve been really inspired by two professional travel bloggers: Nina Ragosa at Where in the World is Nina and Matthew Karston over at Expert Vagabond. Both sites provide a wealth of useful information, tips, and travel inspiration.
Using the example they set, I decided it was time to take a leap and get an official “.com” and establish a brand across multiple social media platforms. I was already on Twitter and Instagram, so all I had to do was change the names, but I’m also now on Facebook (hint, hint).
But what does Reisen.Go. mean?
Reisen is German for “to travel” and go is, well, English for go, but really quite imperative. I love puns and “reisengo” said together sounds a little like “rise and go,” another imperative phrase.
A little about me:
- I am not (currently) a full time traveller/ex-pat. I don’t (yet) make money from my blog or my travels. I work at a full time desk job and travel as much as possible. You’ll see posts focused on where I live and work (Toronto, Canada), but you’ll also see posts from around the world.
- I get it. I have student debt and other obligations too. I’ve learned that you have the power to make your life what you want it to be. Anything is possible if you’re willing to work towards it.
- I started this blog under a different name in November 2014, when I had the opportunity to go live in France for three months. That plan changed after one week in Paris, and I embarked on a spontaneous backpacking trip instead. I learned so much about myself through that experience, including that I never want to stop traveling. Ever.
- I’m still learning. About blogging, having a website, marketing myself, and about how I want my life to look. This is all part of the journey.
You may also notice from time to time that I throw in some German. This is because I love the language and am learning! Feel free to comment or contact me auf Deutsch – I would love the practice!
I’ve recently created an itinerary and interactive map for Travel Honey, a website that works with savvy travelers to create guides and maps to help others get all trip information they need in one place, receive trustworthy advice and simplify logistics.
That’s it for now! Follow me for updates and to find out where I’ll be next!
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