Traveling has always been an important part of my life. It was something my family did a lot while I was growing up. Normally our travels were to see relatives throughout the southeast and east coast. I imagine it was during my younger years of visiting family in new places that sparked my interest in travel.
The first major trip in my adult life was to Las Vegas. It was amazing! I did a lot of great activities and have been back a few times since.
I like to focus on one continent at a time. Europe was first. Greece, Italy, France, and England are the staples for most in Europe, and I have traversed them all.
I have been to thirty-eight states and just as many countries.
It’s the people you meet in the places you go that makes the going worthwhile.
I am looking forward to visiting South American and African countries. They are big on my list. South America is my own backyard, so I must see what’s it like there, and of course Africa is close to my heart as the cradle of civilization begins there.
My favorite trip was the first trip to Europe. It was an experience I will never forget and changed my way of thinking. I was able to visit so many places I only dreamed of seeing and made so many friends that I still keep in contact with to this day. It is the people you meet in the places you go that makes the going worthwhile.
At this point I’ve been to enough places to say that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park right here in the U.S.A. has really captured my heart. Yes, it’s home, but there’s a reason it’s the most visited park in the United States, which means it’s possibly top in the world as well. The amount of activities and the uniqueness of the environment is beyond the scope of what most people can imagine. It really takes research. Yes there are other national parks, but I feel they are not as diverse as Smoky Mountains to the degree that even the insects play a role in its greatness with one-of-a-kind experiences.
People can experience a broad spectrum of insights on things I have experienced during my travels. This website will offer tips as well as personal experiences from me, the unofficial traveler.
Jonathan Dryer: The Unofficial Traveler.