• The Man of Wonders is back!!!

I didn’t die, I just took a break from travel. No, seriously!!!

Hello my wonder friends. Kept you waiting, uh?

Yes, I know that I have forsaken this Travel Blog of yours but I promise you there’s a good reason for that.

The reason is, quite simply, that I needed a break from a life of constant travel. I needed to go back home. More importantly, I missed my family and I wanted to spend the holidays and my birthday with them.

And so, I spent the last three months in Acapulco, Mexico, my wonderful and kind of extremely dangerous home town.

Make no mistake, I didn’t settle down for good although I did end up buying an apartment in the up and coming zone of Acapulco Diamante as well as a PS4 (have you played Metal Gear Solid V? It’s so addictive!!!).

Geez…that didn’t sound adventurous at all did it?

The Appartment of Wonders in Acapulco

The Apartment of Wonders in Acapulco. Find it soon in Airbnb!!

A good timed break after being on the road for so long…

I guess you could say that in the end what I truly needed was a staycation (although I did end up taking small trips to Cuatro Cienegas, Monterrey, Mexico City and Queretaro).

Now, three months later, I’m ready to embark on a new adventure of wonders to the lands beyond my own.

More importantly, I’m back full time to blogging about my past and present travels (there’s still a lot of Asian articles on the pipeline that I’m sure you’ll love).

A dear friend of mine once told me that I write slower than a snail (thanks Ian!!!) and even though sometimes inspiration is hard to achieve, I must admit that writing took a backseat last year (in 2016 I published less than half the number of articles I published in 2015!!!).

One of my New Year’s resolutions (other than the traditional one to get in shape) is to improve as a travel writer and I would like to make a promise to you all: it is going to happen.

From now on, you should expect more articles that have nothing to do with specific travel destinations but rather about the implications of how travel can help bridge the inequality gap that has always existed in this world.

Dunas de Yeso in Cuatro Cienegas

Dunas de Yeso in Cuatro Cienegas

How can travel help bridge the inequality of the world?

During my staycation, I began to read all about the many revolutions that have shaped our world and it is the French one the one that resonated the most with me.

In the words of Condorcet, renowned French philosopher and revolutionary of the 18th Century:

Our hopes, as to the future condition of the human species, may be reduced to three points: the destruction of inequality between different nations; the progress of equality in one and the same nation; and lastly, the real improvement of man.

After reading those words, my calling became clear: to make sure that anyone from anywhere could be able to travel as much as the privileged few from privileged places.

We now live in a world of alternative facts, a world where politicians win elections by marginalizing those who don’t belong to the majority furthering the inequality gap more and more…

The Clavadistas of Acapulco, Mexico

The Clavadistas of Acapulco, Mexico

Is the real improvement of mankind just a unachievable dream? I’m choosing to believe it isn’t. I’m choosing to believe we can make a difference in this world, in this society, in ourselves.

Are you a part of the solution or the problem ? More importantly, what can we do to reduce the inequality of the places that we travel to?

There are no easy answers but hey, aren’t we all students of life?

As I write this, I’m on the waiting room of the Mexico City Airport. My next destination? Cuba, an unique country in which individual freedoms have been reduced in order to ensure that every single person has access to the basic human development services they need to get by in life.

Is it a price worth paying? Stay tuned for upcoming articles of Journey Wonders (at least once per week, I pinky promise!!!) and let’s find out the answer together.

Let this new chapter of Journey Wonders begin!!! See you all on the other side ; )

The Man of Wonders is back!!!

The Man of Wonders is back!!!

February 10th, 2017|Categories: Travel Inspiration|
Raphael Alexander is a Nomadic Digital Marketer and Travel Influencer who overcame the chains of the local economy and found a way to achieve his dream of having a professional life while traveling the world non-stop. His goal in life is to inspire the people of the world to unleash their full inner potential. A perfect day for him includes exotic animals, ancient pyramids, breath-taking waterfalls and tasty tacos. Lots of tacos.

13 Comments

  1. Barb February 10, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Yo Rafa go! See you on the other side of the pond soon.

  2. Lavi February 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    It’s good to take a break now and then! I’m excited for you Raph! Can’t wait to hear about the Cuba trip, and to visit you in Acapulco wooo! 🙂

  3. Janet February 10, 2017 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    I want to go to that place in the picture – wow, looks so beautiful! Man Mexico just has so much to offer. Happy travels to Cuba and beyond!

  4. Marvin February 11, 2017 at 12:33 am - Reply

    I too believe that travel can help bridge the inequalities of the world. Travel changes faceless unknown people into friends. Looking forward to continuing to travel with you…even if you stay home.

  5. Annika February 11, 2017 at 7:08 am - Reply

    You bought a flat?? Why have I not been invited to the houseparty? And the rest of us – as it seems that most travel bloggers right now are in Mexico…

    But on a different note, I love your new year’s resolution – the one about travel writing and equality (you look good in your green underpants so who cares about weight)!

  6. Kirsten February 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Interesting new focus. 🙂 I look forward to reading your weekly posts, along with that e-book you still need to finish 😉 Enjoy Cuba!

  7. Mirna February 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I too think we can make a difference in this world, even if its a small one. And it’s good to see someone trying, like you. Hope to see more about it here and keep it up!

  8. Tabitha Bakare February 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I was happy to see you pop up in my feed and I look forward to following your journey this year. Cheers and have a splendid time in Cuba!

  9. Flora NOLA February 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    We’re waiting for more! But for now rest and enjoy time with your family 🙂

  10. Richard February 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Travelling also can be exhausting… Reload your batteries! Cheers!

  11. Lucky February 13, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    What a relief, I was scared maybe you abandoned your blog or something. Have a great time with your family!

  12. Erica February 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    We all are waiting for your next post from Cuba! Cheers!

  13. Agness of eTramping February 14, 2017 at 12:02 am - Reply

    I’m glad you didn’t die, Raphael. Keep on travelling and keep living!

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