Hi, I’m Nate, a US citizen currently on an extended (year-ish) backpacking trip across the globe. I started my journey in September, 2016 and it has thus far taken me to thirty-two countries across six continents. I love to explore emerging destinations and vibrant cities. I’m also using this trip as a chance to try to self-teach myself photography.
I often get asked what my favorite places have been. While there are too many to count, you can read my running list of my top experiences (so far). here.
I named this blog Travel Lemming as a tongue-in-cheek reference to a small animal rumored to engage in such mindless group behavior that it will follow other lemmings off cliffs. As it happens, real-life lemmings don’t actually do this at all. But I think the myth humorously describes a lot of what you find after travelling for a few months.
Travel should be about experiencing new things in the world your own way. In an industry increasingly dominated by Instagram likes and the incessant race to take the best selfies, that can sometimes feel difficult.
With that in mind, I don’t want this blog to be just another one of those sites that just tells you where I’ve been (though I’ll certainly do that) and why you should or shouldn’t do what I did when I was in a particular destination (though I’ll probably do that too sometimes). I also want it to be a place for analysis and discussion of international travel, so I’ll try to post notes with some of the more critical thoughts I’ve had while traveling long term.
Currently: Traveling around Eastern Europe
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