Marc Rocky

I still wonder to this day how travel ever found its way onto my radar.  In such a competitive and work driven society, taking time to travel is probably one of the worst career moves to make…Right? I have always liked adventure and I have always wanted to be one of those who did try to take a road less traveled.    Travel was the best decision that I have ever made in my life path.  There was something inside of me that was calling me to leave.  What that calling was or where it came from is still unknown.  Travel has opened my eyes to worlds that most people dream about.

I’d like to say that travel has made my life easier, but in the end, I feel it has had the opposite effect.  For the first time in my life it has held me accountable in ways that I can’t even begin to explain.  It has lead me to felling more along the lines of being lost than found.

 

Who I Am

COUNTRIES TRAVELED TO:  Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, Mongolia, Nepal

EDUCATION:    After my high school education, I completed a post graduate year at Northwood Prep School in the heart of the Adirondacks in Lake Placid, NY focusing on hockey and academics.  At the end of my post grad year I was recruited to play ice hockey for Penn State University.  I successfully graduated in 2006 with a liberal arts degree in Land Development Entrepreneurship-  which I designed myself.  I refer to the stint from 2006 to present day as my real formal education.  I have learned more in the past four years of my life traveling the world and working in a warehouse than all my years of proper education have taught me

WHY I TRAVEL:   Plain and simple-for education. After graduation I found myself caught in the void as to what path I wanted to pursue and where to begin my career.   There was still to much that I haven’t learned that a University couldn’t teach me.  Like most people in the USA, we all came from a line of immigrants.  People who found the courage to leave their homes in search of new opportunities wherever they were available.  With the world becoming so globally connected, I felt that it was necessary for myself to take advantage of the opportunity to pack a bag and head into the unknown.  Just like all the brave people who have gone before me, and the people that I spent my time reading about.  What better way to learn about the world than to see it for yourself.

PAST JOBS:   It has been an interesting journey and I can proudly say that I have been able to hold the titles of commercial real estate broker,  construction laborer, tile laborer, third shift warehouse employee, blogger, adventurer,  and world traveler. 

FUTURE ENDEAVORS: My goal is to inspire others that travel is an amazing opportunity should they want to ever pursue it.  It is one of the greatest forms of education that one can ever experience in this lifetime.  I hope to use all the education that I have learned from it and apply it to whichever roads it leads me down, especially for my career.

 

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