Relaxing the Travel Itch is a blog for anyone passionate about travel and experiencing new things. The travel itch to me is that never ending desire to explore. There really is no way to get rid of it, so might as well relax it by enjoying the journey it takes you on!

Traveling is my #1 hobby. I have fortunately reached a point in my life where I am able to travel regularly and married an incredible woman who shares this passion. Each trip is a chance to learn something new while letting go from the pace of everyday work life (we both have full time corporate jobs). I appreciate the diverse cultures and values that exist all over the world and hope to continuously grow as I experience new places. My wife and I are very open-minded travelers. We want to blend trying new things and immersing ourselves in local culture, while also relaxing and recharging. Travel can be a fantastic avenue to develop and understand different perspectives and enrich your knowledge of the world. 

We are willing/able to splurge occasionally on travel, but mainly plan with a reasonable budget in mind. You can find some incredible hotels and restaurants without spending absurd amounts of money. Travel is a lifestyle that we constantly keep in mind. Fully embracing travel can require a lot of effort and planning, but for us, there is no other way.

Other than that, I love to be active, particularly outdoors with biking and golfing as a few favorites. I thoroughly enjoy reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Anything else, feel free to ask!

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  1. We definitely need to get out there and travel someday! Thank you for the motivation, the wealth of information, and for simply being quality friends in our lives!

    1. Thanks Heidi for the wonderful comments! This has been such a rewarding avenue for me to embrace what I love about travel, and our experience out East has been incredible. Can't wait to be back in MN though around all our amazing family and friends!