Throughout this blog, you’ll find travel tips, location guides, and packing advice. You’ll find fun antidotes, whiskey & book recommendations, as well as thoughts on life, love, & Lessons learned on the road . 


I started traveling in 2010 and sharing my stories in 2013 with the hope  to inspire others to see the world and maybe, just maybe, enjoy a nice glass of whiskey along the way.


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About Of Whiskey and Words

A Travel and Lifestyle Blog


The internet is full of blogs about people who quit their job to travel the world, hoping to inspire you to do the same. That’s not what Of Whiskey and Words is about. Yes, it is a travel and lifestyle blog.  Yes, it’s true that I quit my job to travel the world, but I also came back.  I learned that more important than any next adventure is finding a life of balance and purpose.  That as important as traveling is you have to seek the adventure from your daily life as well.


The purpose for Of Whiskey and Words is to show that it’s possible to balance two different yet inseparable pieces of yourself in order to live a complete life. For me, that’s the nomad and the traditionalist.  Throughout this travel and lifestyle blog, you’ll find tips on traveling and stories about my adventures. But, you’ll also find writings on real-life issues: love, change, and mindfulness.


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My hope is Of Whiskey and Words shows readers that they don’t have to choose one life over the other. That they can learn to embrace themselves and seek adventure in everyday situations whether that’s traveling the world or working 9 to 5. I hope having a front-row seat to my life, including my success and struggles, will inspire you to see the world on your terms and I’ll do my best to give you a few travel tips along the way.

Planning a trip with no idea where to start?

Check out OW&W’s Travel Resources

Over the last 6 years, I’ve traveled to over 50 countries, so it’s safe to say I know somethings about how to pick a place, plan a trip, and not die while I’m there.  There are certain sites, apps, and gear that I won’t plan a trip or travel without.  These are things I’ve discovered of years of trial and error. In order to save you some time, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the different travel resources I use when planning or taking a trip.




Need help planning your next trip?

Some people like traveling.
Some people like planning.
Lucky for you, I love both.

I’d been running this travel and lifestyle blog for a few years when a friend of mine reached out to me to help him plan a trip to Costa Rica.  I enjoyed it almost as much as if I was going myself. Almost.  Since then, I’ve become a certified travel agent and have helped dozens of friends, family, and complete strangers plan holidays all over the world.  Each trip and trip taker is unique so I help out however they need booking flights and accommodation, finding mouth-watering restaurants, or the activity they’ll never forget.


OW&Ws Trip Planning

OW&Ws Bucket List

They say never let you memories be greater than your dreams, but depending how you’ve chosen to live you life that can be hard.  I’ve been fortunate enough to do a lot of stuff I wanted to do over the course of my life and do my best to chronicle as much of it as possible.  I’m always adding new stuff to my bucket list and looking for new ideas.  If you’re looking for inspiration on what to cross off next look no further than the Of Whiskey and Words Bucket List.


OW&Ws Bucket List