Dustin Garness (Street Articles Author)

My name is Dustin. I am 24 years old and have recently graduated from graduate school with my Master’s of Social Work and also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture…but that’s not what you want to know about me.

When I was seventeen years old I went on month long People to People Student Ambassador trip to France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. During this time I realized that I wanted to travel the world…but I didn’t want to do it as a tourist. I decided I wanted to travel the world and actually get to know and understand the people and culture of the places I was visiting…I didn’t want to just be taking pictures of the famous places the tour guide is telling me are important.

Since that Europe trip whenever I have been able to come up with enough money for a plane ticket I have set out on a new venture. I have been to England for two weeks, Ecuador for one month, the Dominican Republic for three months, Mexico for two weeks, and most recently South Africa for two weeks. I don’t know where my next destination will be but I know it will be exciting.

All of these experiences have led me to develop a serious passion for traveling internationally and now I want to be able to use my personal experience and insight to help as many others do the same as possible.

How to Apply for A Passport
Congratulations on being at a point in your life where you are finally forced to apply for a passport! Either you have already made and finalized your international travel plans or you are in the process...either way in order to leave our fine country you will need to have your…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Jun 21, 2013  
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International Travel Checklist
What do I need to do to Prepare for my International Travel? So you have decided you want to travel overseas, have purchased your ticket, and are now panicking because you do not know what all you need to make your trip a success. Well, you have come to the…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure  >  Adventure Travel   Jun 18, 2013  
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