Hello and welcome! I'm John, and since I was six I've been dreaming of leaving everything that makes life comfortable behind to travel for a year (or more). I have my Dad to thank for that, but I'm happier than ever now that it's happening.
I grew up in a small town in Michigan, and was fortunate as a child to see many parts of the world (thanks Mom and Dad). Before I was 17, I visited Canada, Spain, Germany, Aruba, and Scotland, and this was just the beginning of my thirst for adventure. After graduating from Northwestern University (Go 'Cats) in 2012 with a degree in Environmental Science and Economics and retiring from my first full-time job (being a college athlete) in that same year, I spent the next two-and-a-half years working in corporate America. I learned a lot in those couple years, mainly, that what I wanted to do most was see the world while I was still in my twenty-somethings. Very few people get the chance to do what I'm doing, and I hope I can inspire those of you who feel it's an impossible dream to take that leap of faith to explore. You don't need a lot of money to do it. Just the courage to take the first step.
I've always found people from other countries fascinating, from their different customs to their strange, yet addicting, accents. By the age of 25, I finally feel capable of taking this great adventure in life, and I hope to remember every second along the way. It's impossible to see everything in a year, but I'm going to do my best to see as much as I can. If you want me to travel somewhere to write about it, send me an email and I'll try to add it to my list. I've got a rough outline, but nothing is set in stone. That's part of the adventure!
John Sees Earth is as much personal as it is business. At the very least, this site will provide me with an archive of memories to look back on fondly when I'm old and decrepit. What about the other end of the spectrum, though? What does John Sees Earth provide those who aren't me? Hopefully, a place for you to imagine and dream of your next destination on our amazingly beautiful home, Earth.
Contact me in whatever way you wish, and come join me for a little fun abroad. I'll be hitting North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania along the way and would love to add some company to my travels.