The past year has been rather eventful. I lost my English teaching job after the Spanish government closed the program I was working for, which prevented me from renewing my visa. I got engaged to the woman of my dreams. I took a course to earn my CELTA certificate. I found out I will need surgery on my shoulder. I married the woman of my dreams. Coronavirus happened, throwing a significant wrench in any travel plans. I haven't made any posts here for the past six months.
However, this has allowed me to do some things I otherwise would not have been able to do. And there is a lot to look forward to. I was able to see many family and friends that I had not seen in a while (prior to the coronavirus) and connect with more family and friends virtually. I am going back to weekly posts here on the blog (up next are some posts on the different neighborhoods of Barcelona). I am also starting a podcast with new episodes every week. And, as different locations begin to open up again, I hope to do more traveling again soon. Whether you are reading this blog (or listening to the podcast) simply for enjoyment, to remember past trips, or to find inspiration for future travel, I hope you find what you are looking for. To use the words of T.S. Eliot, "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
Welcome to the Healthy Explorer Blog. If you like travel stories have a look around my blog and check out my podcast— maybe you'll find an extra spark for your own adventures.