Hey there! My name is Dexter. I’m a 25-year-old traveler originally from Houston, Texas. I graduated from nursing school in 2014 and immediately started traveling with my newfound freedom (and salary)! I worked as a pediatric ER nurse for two years before ultimately leaving my job to backpack through Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Upon my return, I have continued to work as a nurse while maintaining my passion for travel. At least until the next adventure arrives!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are you back?
Wait, where did you go? How many countries did you visit?
What are you going to do now?
I am currently back home and working as a nurse at Urgent Care. I am still traveling and will continue to post blogs about my experiences.
What was your favorite country to visit from your trip?
Hands down, New Zealand! The entire country is filled with beautiful sights on both the north and south island. There’s a TON of things to do and see while you’re there! I had an entire month, and I still feel like there is more to explore! I would definitely go back to New Zealand in a heartbeat. Most importantly, the Kiwi Experience made my time in NZ the most memorable! I met lots of travelers from all over the world (mostly the UK), but it was so nice to have a group of friends to travel with for awhile instead of being alone! Best part, we all started as solo travelers until we found each other.
What is the best thing that you did while you were traveling?
It’s so hard to compare the experiences, because they were all so different! Definitely in the top 5 would be: spending a day pampering elephants in Chiang Mai, learning to SCUBA dive in Koh Tao, the 3-days and 2-nights living on a boat in the Whitsundays, my first helicopter ride and hiking Franz Josef Glacier, and witnessing a live haka in Rotorua!
If you could visit any country in the entire world, which would it be?
Iceland. It is a particularly new addition to my travel bucket list but after seeing so many photos and videos of the country, I’m dying to go! I would definitely want to see the Northern Lights while I’m there. Also, Sense 8 is cool, so…yeah.
What is your next destination?
Heading south of the border! MEXICO CITY