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Travel Blog of the Day: Flavorverse

Features & Advice | Tom Bastek | June 18, 2015

Travel Blog of the Day: Flavorverse

The internet is laden with blogs about travel. You don’t have time to read them all, you have to figure out where you can legally buy, possess, and launch your Fourth of July fireworks. This column will allow you to sift through the schlock and get back to avoiding unwanted police presence! Check us out on Twitter at #travelblogoftheday.

Picture this situation. You live in someplace god-awful cold and wake up one frozen day and look out the window at the dull, gray sky and see a foot of snow has fallen on top of everything. And that snow is weighing down not just the roof of your convertible, but also your soul. You decide you are going into work and quitting your job and you are going to travel the world. Rare is the person who actually does this, and it usually remains a pipe dream while the daily grind of the rat race continues. 


Well Jay Shelton actually did it. A mechanical engineer living in Buffalo, New York (a locale known for its frigid, snowy winters), he found a way to work while traveling and has now been on the road for more than 500 days.

The site is simple. He has broken things down by destinations, travel hacks, inspiration, and must-eats. He publishes a couple of times a month or more, and will often give advice about how you too could live life on the road. Jay keeps everything easy to read, easy to understand and interesting. Personally I can’t stop reading his series of “The X-AMOUNT of Things You Need to Eat in INSERT DESTINATION HERE (And Where to Eat Them).”  I am looking forward to additions to this series in the future.

So even if you don’t plan on quitting your job anytime soon, visit Flavorverse and get living vicariously through Jay Prescott. And free a little of that weight from your soul.


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