How do you become a citizen of the world? How do you travel the world while maintaining a job, relationships, and financial responsibilities? How do you travel the world in a sustainable way? These are the questions I hope to find answers to as I embark on this journey in creating Hoffman Travels.
My name is Michael Hoffman, and I am a 23 year Project Manager from Iowa. I recently found out that there is more to the world than the cornfields and hogs that my state is famous for, and therefore, I’ve decided that I am going to travel the world. For those of you who haven’t visited, in reality, Iowa isn’t all that bad (But it’s not great either). I work for a company as a Project Manager that specializes in cyber-security and information privacy. As a project manager, not only am I responsible for managing the different engagements that our team is working on, I have somehow been entrusted to travel around the state and give talks on the importance of cyber-security. (Seriously its important… change your password). In addition, I’m fortunate enough to live in the only part of Iowa that is bearable, Iowa City, Iowa (Go Hawks). I live here with my awesome friends and even better girlfriend, Haley.
In the past 12 months, I have come to discover my true passion: Traveling. Throughout my childhood, high school years, and even college, I never realized the importance of traveling in my life. That all changed just a few months ago when I took my first trip to Africa. While I won’t get too in-depth on my travels in Africa since I will be writing about it quite a lot in this blog, I will say it was the most eye-opening, humbling, and life-changing three weeks of my life.
My experience in Africa opened a Pandora’s box of desire to go out into the world and see all that there is to see which is my inspiration behind this website. My goal is to write thoughtfully about my travels and inspire anyone out there who has the same itch to see the world and live life with purpose. Not only will this blog be focused on traveling, I will also touch on my other true passions: Music, Food, and whatever else pops into my head.
Thank you for reading, and welcome to Hoffman Travels.