That’s me, April D. Thompson (aka AbsoluteADT) — an Absolute Travel Addict! I’m an engineer by training and marketer by trade. I currently live in Atlanta but working towards a 100% location independent lifestyle and spending my time exploring the world.
In 2010, I made the decision to quit the life…
For the Pulp Fiction fans out there, you know where this headed, but if you don’t quite get it, check out the video before you keep reading.
Before you ask, I’m not in the mafia or a cult, I’m referring to corporate life/rat race. And yes, I still have a job, residence and legal tender and I’m definitely not going to be a bum, but I am shaking things up a bit. Life is too short to not to live it to the fullest. Our world is too big to not explore. And a job is that, JUST a job.
My new life plan (more emphasis on life and less on plan), similar to Jules is to walk the earth, meet new people and get into adventures. I’m not exactly sure what that means long term, but I’m taking it one day at a time and focusing on my 30 by 30 travel challenge for now. My other travel dreams include becoming an expat in Portugal, Spain and/or Brazil, becoming conversationally fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and so much more.
Why Should You Care?
This blog will aggregate stories of my adventures and travel related musings from my perspective — a Black American female and solo travel addict. I hope to make you laugh, give you sound travel advice and inspire you set and reach your own travel goals, whether it’s a relaxing weekend getaway with a loved one or a 6 month excursion around the world!
Mark Twain said it best:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”