England, We Have a Problem: About This Blog Entry
It’s hard for even me to believe that there was a time in my life when travel didn’t excite me. But there was.
There was actually a time, when I would travel–mostly cruises, with my family–and I didn’t have that travel “bug;” that unquenchable thirst for exploration, and to see it all, as much as I could. I didn’t dislike traveling, but I think I didn’t carry the same enthusiasm I have today, because the travel was simply too organized. Piling off a cruise ship with 1,000 other American tourists and getting on a bus to see the main square for three hours never really did it for me. Of course, I’d soon discover my true passion for travel: going solo to off-the-beaten-track places to see things most have never even dreamed of…well, you know the rest of the story.
Anyway, my trip to the UK in 2010 was nice, but too quick: it was at the end of a cruise and well before my real passion for travel was conceived, hence the reason I don’t have much of a “story.” I did take a few photographs though, so I hope you enjoy.
My Previous Job: Taco Inspector
Back in the mid-2000s, when video blogging just started to become popular, one of my professions was “Taco Inspector.” No joke. I had a badge and everything. I would go to taco joints all around the country, “inspecting” their tacos and reporting on them via YouTube. I later actually got hired as a real correspondent for a statewide-broadcast TV show, inspecting tacos on my very own segment. It was a blast!
So I used my one full day in London not only to do a certified “Taco Inspection,” but also meet up with some family/friends. Mikaela is my best friend’s sister and she lives in London and joined me on my first English Taco Inspection!
So just how good were these tacos? Check the video below for my official rating!
And now…on with the show:
So yeah, London was awesome. I actually did a lot more than you saw–like ride the tube, go to some palaces, etc. But this before my travel-blogging days. I was more interested in tacos than seeing new countries. My, times have changed as I have grown as a person. Not to say I don’t still love tacos though. Don’t get it twisted.