Andrew here!

I am currently a full-time university student, part-time retail worker and most importantly, a Pocket Wanderer.

I define a Pocket Wanderer as someone who prefers a travel style that is as light as possible; money light, equipment light and most importantly, worry light. Light enough to fit everything in your literal and metaphorical pockets.

Being the middle child in a low-income family of four and raised by a single mom, travel was never in the cards. It was such a foreign idea to me and I truly thought it was something for only the rich. I later found out, that was not the case at all.

My first adventure was in 2012 at the age of 17. After tirelessly saving up almost $1500 slinging chicken wings at a local pub every weekend, I was able to pay for a school art trip to New York City…and that is where it all began.

To this date, I have been to South Korea (Seoul, Incheon), Taiwan (Taipei, New Taipei City, Taoyuan), Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara), Poland (Warsaw), Serbia (Belgrade), Macedonia, Greece (Halkidiki), New York City, Montreal, Florida (Orlando).

The travel bug has a tight grip on my soul, making travel an integral part of my current lifestyle. Whether it’s exploring more of my own country or penny pinching towards those larger international adventures — travelling may have not been my beginning, but it will be my middle and end.