AN ARCHITECT ON THE ROAD
Hi, I’m Norbert, a guy from Puerto Rico who’s professionally trained as an Architect and naturally educated as a traveler. Since I was a kid, I’ve always been infatuated with getting to know the world and experience its different cultures firsthand.
In 2008, I took my first solo backpacking trip to Thailand; a trip I believe intensified my passion for traveling the world even more. After that, I decided to take traveling a step further and start exploring the world more often with my backpack, my big ambitions, and my thirst for adventure.
FYI: Not my baby in the cover photo. Isn’t she cute, though?!
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
– Susan Sontag
HOW THIS BLOG STARTED
I started GloboTreks in 2010, primarily as a travel blog for my family and friends to read about my random trips and escapades from work. Luckily, the blog grew from just family and friends to an international platform where I could share my experiences with the world.
On October 1st, 2011, after working as an Architect in New York City for five years, I decided to hit pause on my career to travel the world for a year. That original plan got extended a few times, and what was supposed to be a “gap year” somehow morphed into a nomadic lifestyle.
At the moment, this site is my “job” and what keeps me traveling the world. Over seven years have passed since I left my former career and its traditional office environment, yet I’ve managed to I still practice architecture as a freelancer. It’s been a challenge, but I’ve managed to blend and work simultaneously to two of my biggest passions in life: travel and architecture.
The main purpose of this blog is to inspire you to see the world too and to show you how accessible and affordable it is to travel the world.
My travel goal is to visit all UN Recognized Countries. You can see my progress here.
P.S. Feel free to contact me anytime if you have any question or want to say hi!