I’ve been thinking about writing and photography both for a while now, and I would like a central place to put my thoughts into words so I finally started a blog. My blog is called GO get OUT because I am going to begin writing about places around Tampa that I like to go mainly to get outside. You can think of it as “Go, get out(side)…” or “Go out.” I refuse to put restrictions on what may come, and I’m quite sure it will deviate a lot from that basic theme.
I just recently bought a nice camera so I plan to include lots of photos and it will also be somewhat informative; maybe it will give someone an idea of a place to go that they otherwise wouldn’t have known about.
Most of my close friends know that I live to travel. I can’t say for sure where I got the travel bug (likely from my Dad’s side of the family) or when it bit me but it definitely infected me and there’s no cure. Along with writing about places here in Tampa that I enjoy going, I will write about places I visit and also when I travel I like to takes notes and formulate some type of story/article so this will be my place to make that happen. I have these ideas of things I want to write about and research but it’s hard for me to actually sit down and make happen so I think by having an organized place to do so it will help me a lot. I like to talk about the ideas I have so that I can get other’s opinions, whether positive or negative or even just allowing me to see things in a different light. I hope that this blog can also provide that constructive criticism so please know that all feedback is welcome, post something anonymously if you don’t want your name attached to it. My feelings won’t be hurt.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. -Stevenson
Most people say that I am really lucky to get to travel as much as I do. And I absolutely am. How I see it, though, is that traveling is something very important to me. It’s a hobby, albeit an expensive one, and I make it a priority. Although money is typically the main thing that holds people up from going to places that they want to visit, I think most people don’t think it’s realistic and don’t put enough emphasis on it in their life. This isn’t a bad thing, just simply how I see it. All these trips I go on are me taking big strides to make happen. I enjoy EVERY part about traveling, especially when I travel alone. I don’t mind the airport stuff, I don’t mind the long periods of down time and sometimes awkward/uncomfortable situations I find myself in. It’s all part of the experience, and that’s what I live for.
New York City – March 2010