If you’re a friend reading this, welcome! You can follow along here to get the latest on my adventures abroad.
For those of you who don’t know me… hi, my name’s Chasen. 👋
I’m from beautiful Long Beach, California. I absolutely love my hometown. The food, the culture, the people, the weather… I could happily spend the rest of my life there.
And that’s exactly why I had to leave.
I’ve been traveling since I was a kid, but I’ve never lived outside of Southern California. I think traveling broadens your horizons in a way that changes you as a person. I believe that experiencing different cultures, being in uncomfortable situations, and learning more about the world around you helps you grow in unimaginable ways.
And so, after 30 years of living in SoCal, it was time for me to pack my bags and leave.
I’m currently writing this one month into my adventures. Right now I’m living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). I have plans to go to Germany and Cuba. After that, I want to head towards Southeast Asia and New Zealand… and from there, who knows.
I’m trying to be honest with myself: I might only make it six months on the road before I head back home. Or I might happily travel for years. I guess we’ll find out together.
This blog is going to be a mix of personal posts and travel tips. Sometimes just photos of food and sunsets; sometimes longer posts about my experiences.
I hope you’ll follow along as I’m chasin’ adventure.