Hello! My name is Raphael, a Mexican-born traveler and Marketing Consultant who started his epic journey around the world in January 2012. Ever since, I have visited 126 cities in 35 countries across 5 continents.
Before I started my journey to the lands beyond my home, I was a very ordinary person. I didn’t hate my life but I didn’t really like it either. I was afraid of change, I was afraid of the unexpected, I was afraid of what society might think of me. I was willing to conform, to never question authority, to finish my studies, work, get married, buy a car, get a house, raise children, die old and never do something remarkable to be remembered for.
Travel changed my life. I’m not that person anymore. I re-invented myself and completely changed my way of thinking, I found a personal meaning of what’s truly important in life and I’ve never looked back to the person I was before. You can read all about my new life in this humble blog of mine. Tell me, are you willing to conform or do you want to be someone else, someone greater?
This isn’t just a travel blog with personal experiences and amazing photographs, no. A Journey of Wonders is, in essence, a quest for a better global understanding among nations and individuals. Too ambitious? Yes, No, Maybe. Only time will tell.
My life calling is to give you the motivation and guidance to explore the many wonders that this world has to offer and to improve your life in a very positive way so please, DO send me e-mails with all your questions and criticisms. Let’s take this journey together!
Who am I? I’m Raphael Alexander Zoren and yes, I might not be the most interesting person you’ll ever meet in your life but hey, I’m sure I can make it to your Top Five
Need help planning a trip? Want to meet up for drinks in a future destination? Interested in advertising or sending me on a Press/FAM trip?
For all these and much more, send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via our Facebook page and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours!
A friend of mine recently asked me by e-mail: “Hey Raphael, don’t you ever feel discriminated because of your nationality?”
After two years of traveling to 35 different countries I’ve come to the conclusion that yes, people around the world have a lot of prejudices but…in the end, people of my country are the ones who actually benefits the most from those prejudices.
SAY WHAT? Yes, there are many advantages of being a white American/British/Australian traveler. BUT…being Mexican? That’s the biggest advantage of them all and here’s six reasons why Mexicans have the advantage in terms of traveling abroad.
“Raphael, what is your best advice for traveling as a couple?” Well, I wish I could tell you, but the truth is that I’m fairly new to the game of traveling with a girlfriend so my information is definitely not up to date. But don’t worry, because I’ve prepared two amazing interviews that showcase the hidden life of nomadic couples.
Following from the first part of the “Romance on the Road” series, where we saw the art of international affairs and one-night stands, this article will focus on what happens after you meet The One and decide to travel the world with him/her.