Getting my start as a backpacker in the early 2000s with trips through Southeast Asia and Central and South America, I caught the travel bug. After trying "normal life" for a decade, I have been on the road full-time since June 2019.
I have discovered that I am always seeking new things. I find myself most comfortable at the precipice of change. Give me a routine for too long and I'll show myself the door. A life of travel perfectly embodies this philosophy for me, because I never know what is around the next turn. Figuring out where to go, how to get there, and how to pay for it all are challenges that excite me and make me grateful for the opportunity to pursue this lifestyle.
I have acquired the nickname, Curious Corey, which is fitting for me as I am a jack of all trades, master of none. I always try to be open to learning, experience, and personal growth and find that many of life's greatest questions and answers are found at the top of a mountain or bottom of the ocean.
Corey O'Flanagan's Travel Specialities
Having spent a couple of years teaching snorkeling, surfing, and paddleboarding in Florida, and another 5 hiking, camping, and snowboarding the mountains of Colorado, I've got plenty of tips to help you get the most of the great outdoors.
Give me a full tank of gas (or battery power), and behind the wheel of a car or motorbike and I will drive until we need to fill up. I love the flexibility of controlling my journeys by taking my time and almost always taking the backroads.
Oh yeahhhhh, I love to get my adrenaline going. Being first on the mountain after a dumping of soft champagne powder might be my happiest place on earth. Overcoming fears and pushing myself to know my limits makes everyday life more tolerable.