Welcome to Travel to Mastery
Hi, I’m Derek. I’m a adventurer, writer and photographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The world as it exists is the product of human thinking – whether through design or unintended consequence. Everything that surrounds us is the culmination of our collective imagination, a dream from the distant past, inherited and brought to life in the present.
It is the momentous role of every generation to take the next step, renewing old world customs with modern ingenuity, creating lasting impressions that inspire the future.
Each manifestation shares familiar similarities, from the mud-formed walls of an ancient civilization to the neon boulevards of the modern day metropolis.
The bustling noise and tantalizing sights of a crowded market draw visitors from every walk of life, while the abundant offering of artisan ceramics tell the unique story of their creators. With carefully honed skills and a respect for tradition, modern craftsman and entrepreneurs reshape ideas and raw elements to meet the demands of today.
Travel-to-Mastery was created with a simple mission in mind: to inspire people through travel to think differently and do the things that inspire them.
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
As humanity grows more accustomed to the conveniences of modern society, the speed at which we evolve is accelerating faster than ever before.
Travel is not just a way to escape and relax from our busy normal lives. It is a way to see the world for what is truly is – the physical form of our collective imagination.
From the hanging gardens of Babylon to Ancient Egyptians, to the Aztec Indians to Italian Renaissance, these cultures are pieces that serve as simple tokens of our place on the timeline of history.
They represent a never-ending wave of innovation that each new set of challenges brings. Groundbreaking advances have transformed industries and individual lives, empowering creativity and new means of exploration.
Innovation comes when we are inspired.
Blogger & Traveller
Hi, I’m Derek. I’m a writer, photographer, and ultra-marathon runner who acquired a love of travel though humanitarian work in unusual places.