Welcome! My name is JoshuaAlvin and I am a world traveler. Through creating this blog, I plan to document my many adventures as I pack up everything I own and head out on a two year journey around the world. My first long-term stay will be in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where I will live for eight months working as an English Language Teacher. Afterwards, I’ll be sailing off with the wind, hop-scotching my way across this beautiful planet we live on.
Within this blog, I will be discussing my experiences while traveling, as well as, focusing on the emotional impact that traveling has on me. I am a firm believer that we best experience life through our emotional interactions with the world around us. I’ll be discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some posts may make you laugh, some may make you reminiscence, while others may make you cry. One thing’s for sure, this blog will definitely be an emotional roller coaster.
A bit of background information about myself: I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, USA. At 25 years of age, I have already managed to backpack through Europe on four separate occasions and have received my BA in Human Services. My previous place of employment was working for a year and a half at a boy’s behavioral group home where I taught my clients how to better manage their behavior and regulate their emotions. I am a passionate writer, reader, and explorer.
Please join me as I embark on a remarkable journey all over the world. Together we will traverse the globe, uncover beautiful new truths about ourselves, and learn about different cultures and human experiences.
Off we go!