Hey Guys- Im a newbie to the site- Here is a little info about me- My name is Bryce Lafoon, I'm 34 from North Carolina- US
About Me: I first started traveling when I was 19. I studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia and loved every minute of it. I didn't do very well in uni, but I did manage to travel quite a bit in Australia and New Zealand. I instantly fell in love with traveling. While I was in school, I did my work abroad in London. Every chance I got, I hit the road and travelled somewhere. I set a goal for myself that by the time I turned 30, I would try and live or spend a significant amount of time on every continent. After college, I went to Brazil to visit a friend. I was only there for two weeks but that two weeks changed my life. I fell in love with the culture, the people, the language, the food. Every day when I returned to the states, I dreamed of going back to Brazil. For the next 4 years, I returned to Brasil. I lived there in the winter and lived in the summer in the United states- putting me on a endless summer. At the end of my twenties, I knew that I wouldn't be able to achieve my goal but I didn't accept defeat. I went out to work in Hawaii on the cruise ships for my next adventure. Working in Hawaii was a great experience, but I got burnt out easily working 70 hour weeks. I was in paradise but couldn't enjoy it because I was always working. After 2 years, I decided I needed a big vacation. I went to southeast Asia to travel extensively for 6 months. I had heard that Bangkok was a mecca for travel and that's where I finished my trip and ended it. After coming back home to the east coast, I met my wife Leigh who was finishing up her studies in college. I decided shortly after, to settle down a bit and call one place my home. I formed a wedding photography business but my real love for photography will always be travel photography. Leigh and I are always traveling now when our work permits it. I try to combine the two and book destination weddings whenever possible so that I can travel and work. I will travel anywhere in the world to work and to experience the culture. In the past, I have made deals with the bride and groom, if you pay for my expenses to get to and from your destination wedding- I will shoot your wedding for free. I love traveling more than anything. I haven't been to a lot of places but when I go to new places, I amerce myself in the culture and really try to get to know the people. I very rarely stay in resorts, I try to see as much as possible and travel as the locals do. My favorite question to ask the locals is, -where do you like to travel to? Traveling has given me so much thru the years and has helped me grow as a person. I have yet to make it to every continent, but I will one day.
Moderator comment: Welcome to TP Bryce. Please note that we are very strict about self promotion on this site. It tends to bring in hordes of spammers, so we have zero tolerance. However, please feel free to share your experiences with other travelers here and learn from them - that's why we are here!!
Thanks for your understanding.
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