About Me


A Young Architect on the Road

How it all started…

Professionally trained as an Architect and naturally educated as a traveler, I’ve always been infatuated with getting to know the world and experience different cultures firsthand.  After finishing my Masters in Architecture and doing a trip to Thailand in 2008 (yes, Thailand can change your life…) I decided to take traveling a step further and start exploring the world with my backpack, my big ambitions, and my thirst for adventure.

Norbert

On October 1, 2011, I quit my job and left behind my life in NYC (and everything attached to it) to travel the world for a year.  That year, though, has extended multiple times.  I’m still on the road and loving it, and for now, I have no set return date.

My main purpose with this blog is to inspire you to see the world too and to show you how possible and affordable it is to travel the world.

My travel goal is to visit all UN listed countries before the end of 2020.

Travel Smart!

Norbert

P.S.  Feel free to contact me any time if you have any question or want to say hi!

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Comments

  1. Carmen Alicia del Valle says

    Hola Norbert, hoy he disfrutado nuevamente tu pagina. Es maravillosa….me gustó el recuento de las cosas q. te han pasado etc. Tambien las notas de como evaluas los países.

    Es como un sueño q. siempre quise hacer. Yo acabo de llegar de Sur America y un crucero q. tomamos en Buenos Aires y nos llevó por Uruguay, Tierra de Fuego, Estrcho de Magallanes….. fiordos chilenos y……. lo mas que te recomiendo q no dejes de ver…….la ciudad mas alejada del mundo …USHUAIA…..pertenece a Argentina y es una belleza. Aún en verano q. fue cuando fuimos….. estaba muy friiiiiio. Consuelo , tu mami, fue invitada pero se fueron a Las vegas y a ver el hijo de Carlos en San Diego. Todos viajamos juntos el año pasado y gozamos mucho.

    Bueno gracias nuevamente por los comunicados y contarnos esas cosas fantásticas.

    cariños de… tu tía de Puerto Rico…….alicia

    • says

      Hola Carmen!!

      Gracias por visitar la pagina!

      Wow, tu viaje suena super y es uno que me encantaria hacer, ya que no he estado en esa parte del mundo. He escuchado de Ushuaia, asi que no me la perdere cuando visite Argentina.

      Ciao!! :D

  2. Bikash says

    hi
    just discovered your website and I was really impressed. I am an architect too, just quit my job and plan to move back to Nepal after 10 years in germany to start a new life there, and Yes, travel is definitely on the agenda :)
    I will be there on September, let me know if you’re there and need any help or want to hang out.

    keep rolling
    bikash

    • says

      Hi Bikash – Thank you so much! Oh, I still haven’t gone to Nepal but I would love to go there soon enough! Great you worked in Germany as an architect. I would love to do that some day too!

  3. Jennifer Caban says

    Hey Norbert! I just discovered your page and am super excited with everything you are doing. WOW, what a journey… It is truly inspiring :) Love the blogs and following your journey. Be encouraged, stay safe and God bless you. xoxoxo Jenny

  4. Vladislav says

    Good luck to you. In your trip that continues much longer than ours.
    Norbert you are doing great things. When you will be in moscow please visit us. We’ll host you with warm russian hospitality.

    Long road and no guys and girls ith guns on your way.

    2 Russian guys whom you met in belize and do wonderfull trip in a cave.

    • says

      Hey Vladislav! I do remember of you form the trip to ATM cave in Belize! Yes, it’s been a really long time since we met. How was the rest of your trip?

      I almost went to Moscow recently, but I couldn’t reach it because I had a car accident on the way there (it’ was all good, so no worries). I’m sure that in the future I’ll finally go, so I’ll let you know.

      Hope everything is good with you!

      Cheers!

  5. says

    Why is it always Thailand that changes peoples life and wants them to travel around the world? For me it was also a trip to Thailand! The funny thing is that I quit my job (before studying in London) in September and my first day in freedom was also October 1, just two years later than you quit your job.

    I am currently planning to live in Thailand for a while after finishing my Master in London. If everything works out the way I want it I don’t even need the three years of working in a corporate job till I start my nomadic lifestyle. I hope for the best.

    • says

      That’s a good question… why Thailand? I guess is the fact that Thailand offers so many possibilities in a country so foreign from what we are used to. For me, Thailand is an adventure in itself.

      Funny you want to possibly live in Thailand. I literally just moved here (temporarily in Chiang Mai).

      Cheers to freedom since October 1st! Good day to start, eh?!

      Hope the best for you too, and let me know if we cross paths!

  6. Sachin says

    Hey….
    I am gonna follow your blog….. I just went to Bangkok for 1 day while i was travelling to other places in SE Asia…. yes i did feel Bangkok can change many things!!!!
    Though i get so jealous when i read travel blogs by people who are like you!!! so i hate you for that!!! :-)
    None the less keep travelling..and keep letting us know about awesome places!!!!
    And it will be the day when i will quit everything and hit the roads!!!!

    • says

      Hi Sachin –

      Sorry for the late reply. Surely I’ll keep sharing my experiences and the beautiful places around the world. I get happy when they inspire people to do the same. I want you to travel too and experience them!

  7. Lawrence says

    Hi nobert
    Great travel around the world, please give some tips on how you get the money to travel so long. Also how you spend your money during travel. Thanks. We can learn some tips on money tips during travel.

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