ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shawn SnowI’m Shawn - I was born and raised in Temecula, California (The wine country of So Cal). I worked some odd jobs here and there in my late teens and early 20’s. I moved into the fitness industry until my 30’s and most recently I was in Real Estate. I always had a this feeing like there was more out there for me to discover.
Up until I was 33 years old, I had only been out of the United States twice. Once when I was 6 or 7 to visit a few countries in Europe with family, and one other time to Costa Rica at the age of 14 with my father.
My mother and father both traveled quite a bit when I was young. My mom would travel with my step-dad, and they visited over 30 countries during their marriage. My father had some pretty radical trips in his time, like going to Cuba in the early 90’s.
I guess you could say exploring this world is built into my DNA.
The real story begins when I was 32, working 12 hours a day at a corporate gig in Orange County, California. One day it just me, I’m not getting any younger and I need to see more of whats out there. Along with my buddy Barry, who worked in the next cubical over, we plotted our escape.
It was 2015 when we set off on our uncharted journey. I say uncharted because we really didn’t plan much of the trip more than a few days ahead of time. We just wanted to see where the adventure life would take us.
Having no plan really did turn out to be the best plan.
We traveled all over Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand for the 6 months. Barry continued his journey for the another 6 months after that. Completing the ultimate 1 year mark aboard.
We are now full time explorers, and we have created this company “WHERE NEXT?” with the everyday explorer in mind.
Join #WhereNe❌t and come travel with us on our next adventure!