Picking my website name was actually a pretty fast decision especially compared to other sites I’ve run in the past. You see as a traveler there are a few things that really make me smile. First the freedom of doing what you want, where you want, when you want, and wearing what you want. As someone who in day to day life is forced into the business casual box of Corporate America, few things make me happier than wearing shorts, t-shirt, and yes, flip flops.
Flip flops are almost always at the top of the list when you review any company’s dress code for its employees….as a no no. Upon returning from any trip putting on normal shoes (and clothes for that matter) is one of the first things that reminds me I’m back to the real world with all its confines.
When I travel, I feel a freedom that escapes most of us in our day to day lives and flip flops are one of the things that most remind me of that free spirit side of myself. So when I decided to start really reflecting on trips I’ve taken and to also plan extended travel abroad, the image of flips flops was one of the first things that came to mind.