Tim sees himself as the "boring" one. But if you consider he's twice left secure jobs to follow a vision rather than a paycheck, a pattern of doing life mostly outside his comfort zone begins to develop. "I feel uneasy if I don't feel like I'm pushing myself."
Having worked at institutions like Vail Resorts and Backpacker Magazine, Tim is a travel veteran who enjoys the experiences as much as telling their stories.
Since logistics are sort of second nature to him, he's the guy you want planning your everything, from 1-year-old birthday parties to 21-day itineraries.
Q: What does #FindAReasonToGo mean to you?
We have new priorities, new commitments, maybe new ideas of what life is supposed to be and we can forget what we used to want. Life's funny that way, it keeps promising us something greater and we buy into it. But then there are times, and they can be brief, almost impossible to catch, that it all seems like a house of cards. It's being able to realize and capture those times that can propel us to do something great. I hope our story gets people to look for those moments and grasp whatever feeling they have when they experience them.
Q: Why do you think travel is so necessary?
I've been blessed to travel my whole life. Sometimes it's just across the state, but it's opened my eyes and fed my soul. I'm a product of everyone I've met and I'm a better person because of it.
Q: What is the best part of travel?
For me, it's the people and experiences. But that sounds generic and in all fairness it is. To me the best part of travel is the simple act of traveling and listening. Putting one foot in front of the other is already a win in my book, and doing it in a new place with new people is opening up an entire new world to grow from. But I'm terrible at listening, so this will be a life-long goal and process.
Q: What was the best moment or experience from your GL trip?
This happened all the time during the trip, but never so much as in Hong Kong as we drank beers with Brad (Weber). Cameras and bottles littered the table and I was surrounded by people who I knew were doing something great. I snapped a picture to remember it for the rest of my life.
Q: What is the best travel moment or experience ever?
When whatever you need comes to fruition. This could be stillness, adrenaline, accomplishment, wonder, whatever.