Current Location? Barcelona, but I live in New York, I’m doing a Masters of Fine Arts.
Last location? Leizpig, Germany.
Next location? Paris, France.
What’s the hardest thing about living this lifestyle? Personally, I like having both a home base and an open ended life, but I need that safety spot where I know where everything is. So the hardest thing is to keep an organized life on the go.
And what’s the best part? This! meeting new people, I love absorbing cultures. I was in the north of Spain with a friend and he was complaining about how nobody spoke English, but that’s actually what I love the most, to emerge myself in the culture, and enjoy the feeling of being a nobody in a new place.
What’s your profession/source of income? I’m an artist, a painter. Haha an income? I don’t really have a source of income right now. Well, I’m an art student and there’s a difference between being an artist and creating art, if you know what I mean. I’m very hard on myself, very self critical, I compare myself to the greatest.
Who is your biggest source of inspiration? Bob Dylan is my biggest inspiration, if I could do anything I would sing but I can’t.
What do you do on your free time? I love playing Football, I’ve been playing since I was 4 or 5 years old, but I haven’t really had time to play this past year, school is hard core.
Your dream project? Curating an exhibition at a big museum, maybe MOMA, Tate, one of those.
When & why did you start traveling? First time I left Vancouver I was 19 years old. I had started my first year at university in Vancouver, but I hated it because I was surrounded by older people that would always be telling me stories about their travels and so I decided to quit school and go travel around Australia for 3 months by myself. Also, my oldest sister was an inspiration to me with all her travel stories, so I followed her footsteps and I backpacked around Europe and that’s when I fell in love with it, that’s why I keep coming back to Europe, I’m actually so happy to be back!
Favorite Travel quote? It’s not famous and kind of my own but yes, it’s short and simple: ‘You’re alive, do something.’
Favorite place in the world? Oh that’s hard, a single favourite place its hard but I would have to say Vancouver during the summer, there’s so much to do outdoors.
What would be your life advice to a group of high school students? First of all to travel the world. And second I would tell them to fail, a whole lot, because it means you’re trying and you’re caring.
What book are you currently reading? I’m not in love with the book I’m reading right now but the last good book I read was, The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway.
Are you currently in a relationship? No that I know of.
How’s that going? I love it, I was in a relationship before when I was in Vancouver but it wasn’t good. Now I get to fully concentrate in school, so I’m quite happy being single.
Do you believe in love at first sight? It’s not that I don’t believe in it, it just hasn’t happened to me but I know it happens to others. I fall in love about ten times a week so I don’t really know.
One tip for any one thinking of joining this nomad/travel lifestyle? Throw yourself into it, it might suck at the beginning but you’ll learn a lot. Oh yes, and always eat the local food.
What song have you been listening to lately? There’s a song I’m currently in love with, it’s called America by Simon & Garfunkel, it’s hopeful but sad at the same time, it’s great. To me it’s about how we are in this constant search.